IMO: A D style meji ala Kramer is the bast handle style.
Grind: S is great if you can do it right.
Geometry: You're nose
My two cents:
As much as I like Tsil's knives think twice before you go single bevel.
I consider 01 a good "hearty" steel.
Damn! That sounds just crazy enough to try.
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
I live a block away. Plenty of room.
Marquette University is about 3 miles from me.
Oh my feather goodness!