I would like to amend my post on steel type with the addition of warranty. There are lifetime warranties and there there are "no-questions asked" lifetime warranties (ESEE for one). I like the second version myself, especially if you are willing to pay $300+ (each) for several knives...
Sorry, I wasn't talking about having someone copy a design. I thought the idea was to have something somewhat unique. Having a craftsman copy a production knife (even a special edition) would defeat the purpose.
Getting some groceries at the Wmart and they had a surprising selection Kershaws and Gerbers. Both a Leek and Blur made it into the cart somehow. That sort of blew my whole super-cheap knife deal though.
My wife loves it that I have a new hobby to spend money on!