Thank you so much. I appreciate how kind everyone has been.
I felt very close to my husband today as I cataloged each knife. I never paid much attention to this hobby but as I search on the Internet (better logo, description, history, and name), I am finding that many of these knife craftsman had great stories. It's allowed me time to honor my husbands passion for artisan knife makers.
The cataloging is time consuming but I counted - over - 27 knives without adding in the folding Pocket knives.
Most of the knives have matching sheaths because my husband put the knife makers name on a small piece of paper inside the sheath. I do remember him telling me that he never kept the knives in the sheath because somehow the leather could damage the blade so each knife was wrapped in like a cheese cloth (it's not cheese cloth but like a workman's cloth) material to protect it and stored in an air tight container.
Charles did not buy the knives for an investment but for the beauty of the work. Now I am able to appreciate both.