Hello and thank you for visiting my site. My name is Anthony ‘Tank’ Meeks. I live in Shiloh, Tennessee. I have been accumulating knives since I was a teen. However I didn’t start putting a great deal of thought into what I collected until I was in my 20’s. When I first started I concentrated on Traditional folders and fixed blades. A few years ago I started collecting Boy Scout and utility knives. There’s so many manufacturers and styles that someone could collect them for years and not have them all. Recently my interests have turned towards SAKs, especially Alox and the 108mm versions. I have so much to learn in this area but half the fun of collecting is learning about the hobby.
I was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) in 1997. The doctors made me retire from my job in 1998, at the age of 29. Before my retirement I built and repaired emergency stand-by generators for hospitals, prisons and cell phone towers. In 2003 I became totally paralyzed except for my neck and head. Knife collecting provides me with something to occupy my time. It sucks not being able to move but the silver lining is I have copious amounts of time to dabble with my knives.