So, long story short: I really wanted Cru-Wear Micarta Proficient, but after thinking about it, the price is going to be too high for me. I have my own midset about fixed blade and the price that I want to pay for it.
So, I am going to start this new topic, and hopefully I get some answers and thought from other forumites
Instead of listing properties like blade lenght, steel etc. I am going to start like this:
Maximum price for this fixed should be 150-170 €. This is the main goal, to produce a quite affordable general use outdoor fixed blade.
Blade lenght: 4 inches ........Could go bigger, not so much smaller, but I have a feeling that 4 inch blade is right around the sweet spot. NO thumb ramp. NO CHOIL
Handle: 4,5 inch. Scales out of G10 or micarta. Again, for the lower price, scales would be just rounded, more like on Shaman, not fully contoured like on Proficient or Zoomer.
Sheath: kydex, I guess
Steel: I am open to stainless or non-stainless. Again, to keep price down, I would say something like AEB-L is a good candidate.
Grind: FFG or high saber grind. I guess high saber grind is a good compromise. Convex would be a bit too pricey IMO.
What would be competitions for this knife: Fallkiven F1
What do you guys think? Am I asking for too much? Or am I trying to re-invented a wheel and just look at competition?
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE, Manix 2 G10 REX45
On belt: Waterway