I mentioned in a New Steels Thread, that I am going to try a new PM stainless steel (not CPM154). I finally got the steel and will make a 240mm gyuto out of it, once I come to a good stopping point in my work, and after I sent out the pass-around in 52100.
I would like to invite folks to test it. Testing will be done in two stages - first group of testers will be all pro users, and they will have an opportunity to use the knife in a pro kitchen for 2-3 weeks. After I get some performance feedback, home user folks can join in.
I am also considering doing layered birch bark handle on this knife.
Your input is welcome.