Sorry for the delay in responding back. I agree using Damascus blades instead of stainless for knives to sell. But, I am still just playing around and making nice users for friends & family at no cost to them.
Knife making is a hobby, for now. I run a Machine shop for a hand tool manufacturer in So. Cal. I have only been messing with the knife supply blanks for a couple of months. I am having fun experimenting with materials & methods. But, the people I meet now will be the ones I will thank when being inducted into the Knifemakers Hall of Fame. Of course, you'll probably already have been inducted by then.LOL