Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Before I start, let me introduce myself. My name is Ben Herman and I have been running a professional sharpening service for the past five or so years. I am currently in the process of communicating with a manufacturer to produce a knife with my specs and a shape of my choosing. I thought I'd post this to see what people think about the idea. I am currently in the stage of communication and choosing the steel that would be best suited to this knife. I am currently leaning towards a carbon steel, but that seems quite challenging to get through Chinese suppliers, so I may end up with vg-10 or something of the sort. Anyway, please tell me your thoughts! Without further ado, here is a generic picture of the design I'm basing this blade on. The picture is slightly warped, so it's hard to see the shape perfectly, but this is an 8" knife. Spoiler: Design picture I'd love to hear what everyone thinks about this! Suggestions are more than welcome!