I had a bit of an epiphany, this is a photo of my personal hunting knife I've been using for the better part of twenty years now. I have field dressed quite a few deer over the years with it and every time I finished field dressing a deer I check the knife and it shows absolutely no signs of dulling, it's just as sharp as it was when it came off the strop. Funny thing about this knife and how it began was it was about 2001 or 2002 I don't recall anymore but it was when ATS-34 and 154cm were leading the pack in cutlery steels and I had just placed and order for some 0.187" thick 154cm and the sent me this 0.125" thick piece of s30v by mistake. Well not knowing anything about it I threw it on my metal rack and reordered the the correct 0.187" thick 154cm not thinking or knowing much about this s30v steel they sent me until one day a few months later I started reading really good things about it, so I decided too make some knives out of it. I soon discovered it ate belts like mad, but the customers raved about how well it held an edge, and for good reason after having used it along side other knife steeling seeing for my self the difference in edge retention. So any how I sold all but this one which was the runt of the litter a kept it for my personal user ever since. I have decide what I am going to do when I get caught up with my orders. I am, going to come out with two new models 1.) The "Personal" and 2.) The "Elite Hunter". The Personal will be a smaller 3-3.5" blade EDC or B & T type of knife. The Elite Hunter will be a a larger 4-5" blade all purpose hunting style knife. The thing about these now is they will be of the highest quality materials and workmanship I can provideI will be using CPM S45VN steel with a cryogenic quench for the blades and the highest quality stag, mammoth ivory and musk ox boss spacers I can find. These are photos of the first CPM S30V knives I made almost 20 years ago, and they are kind of the base idea going forward. The new knives will have the best American made steels with the best heat treating available coupled with the finest materials ad workmanship. They will be my very best work in looks and performance to date. All comments, feed back and ideas are welcome. The one on the lower left hand side is my personal knife.