About the notion of "Germanenmesser"
Flatten every time you use any stone and if you're using one stone excessively, flatten during use.
I wonder if any of the makers here would make a new blade for it, just for fun.
To my own surprise I find your argument very appealing
In the end, I told them to let me know when either one of the is in stock.
Yeah, these two you mentioned (except JNS) are exactly those which I had in mind...Both have a quite extensive selection of J-knives, about comparable