Is it that time of year again JD? Hopefully this year it works.
We've heard the PM2 is being used as a platform for new blade shapes. That has me excited about the possibility of a Superhawk/Spyderhawk evolution, or regrinding a Wharncliffe PM2 if not.
Does anyone else remember the Superhawk
I was disappointed at how shallow the tip and edge angle was and how big the handle was, and I don't think it even sold in SE. Add a serrated beer belly for push cuts, shrink it 20% and keep the street price under $180 and I'm in (even if the steel is just S30, XHP or VG10). Hopefully using the PM2 makes it possible to do that without breaking the bank, like the Spyderhawk.
A hawkbill PM3 (or better, with a reverse S) would hit the sweet spot for me, but I know many are using these hawks as rope cutters and garden tools where the extra length is valuable.