Yes, that's rhetorical, we all know I can't be wrong. I was just watching Anthony Bourdain on tv and they were discussing a Japanese knife maker. They said that the knife maker used a traditional charcoal fire in making the blade because he could control the heat better than with a gas flame. I don't see how that can be true. With a gas flame, you can keep it fairly constant. With a charcoal fire the heat would constantly fluctuate. You can also immedieately change a gas flame so that you can go up or down in temperature. You cannot do this with a charcoal fire. There is just no way you can achieve the accuracy and consistency of a charcoal fire in comparison with gas. Am I wrong?