Reading the "Survival Knives" thread & posting there caused this story to pop into my head, something I hadn't thought about for almost 3 years now. Warning, it's another "Junge" story. After he finished "indoc" and went through "acceptance" and became Midshipman, 4th Class Z., he had to stand watch. Of course the 4th classmen got the prime time 2200-0400 shifts. In between making rounds of the "deck" (his floor of the dorm) he occupied himself with sharpening his issue USN knife and a couple of others he had, including his roommates' knives. He is pretty good at this (wonder why ) so next time he's on watch he has a few knives from the other Mids lined up to sharpen. After a week or so he pulls the same watch and has literally about 30 knives laid out on the watch desk, including several that probably are not kosher to carry around in the peoples' republic of Nueva York while he sits there sharpening. About 0130 the Company CO pops in to do a surprise bed check. He approaches the watch desk, salutes, etc. and starts to walk away, then looks down. He exclaims "Good LORD! uh, as you were." Junge said the look on his face was priceless. Junge could barely keep from laughing as the CO walked away... Anyway hadn't thought about that in a while, funny story to keep my mind off his exams.