I have done many of jantz and all the other suppliers. I was just curious if there is any knife makers that may want to make some quick cash by selling some of of there blades without having to put on handles. As for style any hidden tang kitchen type knives. Steel, most of the steels talked about on this site are foreign to me, so any high grade would be fine.like any of the "paper" steels that are commonly talked about here. I am more use to crucible steels s30v, 154, s35vn etc. would love to branch out and learn about everything i have been missing out on.