I remember meeting you in Atlanta. The knife I showed you I call the Moro Kris. Sal has asked me for ethnic designs, so this is what is happening on that front. The knife to my knowledge is in the pipeline, but I don't know if the blade can be ground by the subcontractor.
When I started making knives 14 years ago I wanted to build folders. I did fixed blades for several years refining my skills. I then got side tracked by forging and steel making. After 12 years I finally got around to building folders, mainly to be able to showcase the Mosaic Damascus Steel I was making and wanted to sell. I had to find a path through building a folder than I could understand and repeat and improve. My designs start with what do you want to cut, what do you want to do with the knife? I design a blade shape for that function, then I build the best handle I can to control that blade shape and nest into the handle nicely when closed. With the more knives I design the more I learn. I've only made about 40 folders total, but I have about 35 designs. Some 20 plus of those designs have a round hole in the blade. Sal gave me the opportunity to design for a good company and I try to give him a lot from which to choose. This is not an easy task as Spyderco has produced 80 plus different designs and rejected multiple of that number. Some knives have been in the design loop for quite a while waiting for the technology to produce them commercially. I really enjoy the challenge. I look at the distributor catalogs with dozens of thumbnails of pictures of most knives made then I try to make something that doesn't look like all the rest. There is a picture of the Moro Kris in Nov. Blade magazine.