I've been doing a bit of research tonight on my room mates in the RAF back in the eighties, one of them was a "Bill Parris" who did five years in the RAF Regt and then went to France and joined the FFL in particular 2 Para. It sounds like he would have come out in about 1992 ish.
Also in West Yorkshire here, Huddersfield, to be precise. Just wondered, if you ever fancied a knife chat, I'd be well up for it! I'm embarking on my own knife making journey, so would be great to pick your brain sometime.
I've just been checking out the corian instructor knives you made, and they're very beautiful.
Called in on the offchance today as I got a call for Huddersfield at lunchtime and found myself almost passing by. Was working with rivets the other day and it dawned on me that the waste bits might be useful, so I've dropped off some unused rivets. I wasn't trying to get it done on the cheap or cut corners by suggesting those aluminium rivet pins, it just looked like they might work while I was gathering up the waste. I still haven't been able to look for some brass just yet. There is no rush so if they aren't right then I've still got plan A