I'm moving this over from the typo thread. Melampus gave this suggestion and I want to explore it.
"Now, I might suggest adding a BUTCHER knife type, but as you don't carry any skinning or breaking knives, I am hesitant. While aware of the overlap the boning & cleaver knife sections presents, my refrain still ceases as once I thought specifically about the Scimitar, the two CCK Rhinos, the CCK Bone Chopper, the CCK Butcher Knife, your entire boning knife section & the Wusthof Classic Cleaver, I recognize IT IS a category, and YOU COULD potentially expand coverage in this manner.
Whilst speaking in this regard, I am further inclined to suggest you might correspond with L&G to discuss, what I consider to be, a glaring void in your menu's line up. I OFTEN field this question, seemingly more often as of late, for butchery knife suggestions. I understand the demand for skinning knives is basically nonexistent, but I have to say a 5" &/or 6" curved boning & an 8" &/or 10" breaking knife would be a fantastic addition to the Artifex AEB-L series as they can be utilized both as filet or butchery knives. The same can't be said for the scimitar, and that versatility is appreciated by we lower income types. If you could get the Tsukahara brothers to produce a 150mm HAP40 Gokujo that met somewhere in between the Shun and the classic Forschner (all time classic for damn good reason), I could be wrong, but if word spread, you could tap into a market that is, in my eyes, untapped. You see this Bubba Blade garbage the marine industry is going gah-gah over. It's freaking Chinese quasi-AUS8-replica $60 shit.
Yes, special consideration is required in the marine niche as it requires extreme stain resistance, but anyone worth their salt knows to store their knives dry, and 13% chromium w/.15% molybdenum is surely not presenting any radical ability to resist corrosion (8Cr13MoV - .8 C 13 Cr .4 Mn .15 Mo .2 Ni .02 P .5 Si .01 S .1V). AEB-L blow it out of the water, and if you couldn't get the price point competitive which I doubt, even VG-10 would kick its ass. The only reason I didn't get into a brawl with a few of the dock-rats at the cutting station on my last tuna trip was that between myself & my buddy at my side there was 565# of fury very visibly ready to unleash.
The rats didn't like the speed & precision of my experience & statistical facts, and I made it clear I didn't like their tone... said tone subsided. Point being, I think there is a void in the line up." Melampus