Exciting news, earlier this week the blade blanks shipped from Jarod Todd Heat Treating and are on their way to David Mary as we speak to get finished up. Because USPS is fairly unreliable on the timeframes of delivery I can't guarantee when these will be completed but a very conservative estimation would be that we'll start finishing up the 1st batch by the end of September, so a little over a month from now. Description: The SITREP (Scalpel In Times Requiring Extra Preparedness) is our answer to a utility fighting knife. The SITREP is going to slice well while also being durable and reliable so you don't have to feel bad about beating it through wood, doors, bone, wire, and most things we abuse our knives with. We chose a finer tip than most survival knives will have because we believe piercing and slicing at the tip is more important in a utility situation and if you have to use this for protection against human or animal, we want it to create a wound easily. However, we did give the knife a bend more towards utility that fighting but the balance and weight of the knife is going to feel quite great in hand. We chose AEB-L because we believe the ease of maintenance of stainless combined with the amazing toughness that AEB-L has was a great steel choice for something you can take with you anywhere or leave stored in a go-back or vehicle for long durations without the worry of corrosion. These will be provided with bolatron or kydex sheaths for a reliable and versatile package. The handle is designed to be secure and ergonomic. It will be a little thinner than what we're used to because the handle is tall so it indexes really well, taking a cue from the Becker BK62, so there is little worry about the knife rotating in hand while pushing it through your work. The tang will be exposed to smashing and hammering needs. This adds additional utility to the knife while bringing the weight back towards the handle to give the blad tip more agility for quick and accurate movements. Rough Specs: Steel: AEB-L hardened to 60-61 Blade thickness: 5/32" at spine Blade Length: 7" Handle Length: 5" OAL: 14" Price for will vary slightly by handle configuration So quick explanation, handle combos on the left is the main handle material and the amount of that material we're using. In the pins/tubes column we will use a few different pin combos with a given handle material in several situations to give a different aesthetic appeal in a subtle way. We have 1 "premium" knife using camo suretech. This stuff is g10 mixed with rubber so it should add a lot of grip and shock absorption. We are testing this out and want to consider using it on further models, especially some of David's premium machetes and choppers if it works out well. It's a little pricier so we didn't get a ton of it, we have enough to make 2 knives with it but being it's new to us we only decided to make 1 for now. Sorry for the delay getting this up, I got sidetracked working on the machine shop discussions with my brothers to see if we can get a family business going that could also help out Good Knife Co. in a huge way.