"Native or Chaparral in 8Cr13MoV
Would this affordable combination would be possible? sell millions"
I think the Byrd and value line models probably cover the market pretty well.
I'm also a little skeptical how much they could really lower the price of the Native or Chaparral with a less expensive steel without moving production to China as well, which seems unlikely. I just checked Knifecenter and the price difference between a Manix with frcp and BD1 vs. G10 and S30V is...
I don't know how fair that example is as a comparison, but it's the first one I could think of...