I totally agree Wartstein ...
Chaparral could be a great base to experiment different steels in ultra thin blade stock combined with new handle materials .... Both are not contradictory ...
This could be the first step also towards an XL Chaparral
My dream ? As Chap is for light duties, i don't feel the need to rinse it after use. So for me, it is a great base for non stainless steel. Many of those steels can cope with ultra thin grinds ... Cru-carta could be one of those "experiments" of new steel AND new handle material ... independently of fashion around this combo. Or 52100/superblue combined with denim-micarta or 4V synthetic stag/bone or hap40/wood... so many possibilities
Despite this, i would certainly try a bright green frn/lc200n salt chaparral
My 2 apples,