Greetings friends, I have been given the green light by @bikerector , the proprietor of The Good Knife Co., to disclose a collaboration we have been working on together. Introducing The Good Knife Co. Scalpel In Times Requiring Extra Preparedness How the project came to be Chad was kind enough to purchase my first AEB-L machete, and provided me valuable feedback on its design, and since that instance, we have gotten along well and found common interests in bushcraft, bikes and blades. Being a natural entrepreneurial leader, Chad encouraged my knife making, and even hinted last year at a project of his own he was starting, and then mentioned interest in a collaboration, and nowhere we are. We decided on a Utility Fighter. After a concept discussion back and forth, we came up with the general parameters of the design, and I set to work to bring them to life in steel. Here is a pic of the (at that time, almost completed) prototypes, which I have since shipped to Chad for his testing and review, and (correct me if I'm wrong Chad) pass around. There may be further refinements to come, based on such feedback. These protos are made from high carbon steel from sawmill blades. They wear feature my first ever Boltaron sheaths. I really like working with Boltaron as a sheath material, more than with Kydex, and it also has better properties for working and for durability as a sheath. These blades feature, not exactly a swedge, but a radiused spine towards the tip, which aids in penetration, without a significant reduction in the strength or rigidity of the point. The spine is still sufficiently squared past the thumb ramp to enable striking a ferro rod, or shaving fluff sticks. The butt features an exposed pommel tang, which has both a flat for hammering, and a point for use as a glass breaker, depending on the angle of the strike. The prototype handle is a comfortable black canvas micarta secured with carbon fiber tubes. At present, the discussion between Chad and I revolves around having AEB-L blanks plasma cut heat treat by Jarod Todd, and then sent to me for grinding, handling and sheaths. The midtechs will have some slight differences, including pinhole arrangements and possible skeletonized handles. Chad and I are in the process of discussing the business logistics, and I am quite excited and honored to be a part of the equation in bring you the Good Knife Co. Sitrep. Stay tuned for further details, and thanks for looking.