sal wrote:My leaning would still be an FRN version, different color handle, maybe an odd steel.
I would probably opt for the "new" style tip on the grounds that, as mentioned, you can reshape the tip if you want to, but broken tips were too much of a CS issue. Maybe we can find a custom maker here on the forum that can make the mod for you.
I'm not opposed to a bolstered version, but that would probably keep the current blade shape. An experimental bolstered version or even a G-10 version really jacks up the cost and my concern is extra inventory sitting on a shelf and then being closed out at a loss. I think a bolstered version with damascus blade and polished G-10 could work.
So, I'll propose a Stretch sprint, straight spine, FRN handle with one of the new flat grind Endel colors? Steel could be VG-10, Super Blue, Cobalt special, or?
Just throwing it out there but what about this:
The experimental bolstered version using brass, smooth red G-10, and either Super Blue or Cobalt. Or perhaps just Navy Blue FRN and either Super Blue or Cobalt. Either one would be awesome!