Do we go for it?

Sure, go for it.

You'll need to nail down the performance parameters pretty tightly though. The definition of "custom" knife is a knife that is purpose built. It would seem to me it would be worth having a period for discussion regarding what the test and knife design parameters should be. You might also contemplate having more than one category (fighters, bowies, utilities, camp...) I would have to think the greatest challenge would come from widely conflicting demands.

Then you'll have to give us a little time to make it. Super Knife doesn't just sit on the shelf waiting for one of these contests to come along.

Jerry Hossom

Absolutely agree.

I figured we could work on the details over a 2 week period, which would give everyone about 8 months to put together their version of a super knife. The pattern itself would be somewhat irrelevant since what we would be looking at would be the the maker's ability to match a requirement (and incidently the performance of specific materials and designs).