52100 is a great steel. I have loved every blade I've used with 52100(a skewed sample, since they've been from various ABS knifemakers). But Blue #2 is a knife steel, and does at least as good a job as 52100. I am certain that if AS was being made in the USA, every Tom, Dick, and Harry would be using it for their knives, just like in Japan.
Awesome looking line-up. I particularly like your flexibility in allowing for a few different profiles for each type. That's progressive thinking.
Thanks folks, all the materials are in to get on with the first lot of orders and a few backorders hopefully next week will weld up the laminates all things allowing.
Right I have some final tweaked profiles for approval before I get too far with the billets and blanks.
David, long awaited feather duo special order.
240mm Suji. Height 38 mm, Choil 12mm
210 Gyuto, Height 48 mm, Choil 12mm
Aphex 250 mm Gyuto, Masamoto-esc with a little more height
Height now 53 mm, choil 15 mm.
Sean 240 mm Feather Gyuto, same profile as my last one.
Blade 245 mm, Height 49 mm, Choil 15mm.
Judd special order Suji.
Blade 300mm, Height, 46mm, Choil 15mm.
Let me know if we're looking good here, i'll leave plenty of wiggle when I rough out the blanks anyway.
I think it's only sensible to start charging by the cm. It will make it easier to more accurately price each piece which will work better for you and the customer. I would give the price for basic models and then show examples and prices for some of your upgrades. Show a photo as an example of your work. For example, show photographs of the knives to explain your profiles. Show photos to explain your different damascus or what san mai is. I think this will have more effect than drawings. Opening up an account with Burlsource is pretty obvious for the reasons stated. Perhaps creating a page to show off available woods that you have available would be an idea. Not everyone will want to buy from another source than you.