Gentlemen, we have a suggestion that we'd like to float
Our proposal is that we offer TWO knives this year. A choice of a "folder" and ALSO a fixed blade with the same blade style adapted for a fixed blade. It would run in less than the folder as far as cost but besides that, not everyone is into folders.
This way we would be able to offer a folder for those looking for a folder and a fixed blade with the same/very similar blade style for those looking for a fixed blade.
We would still run the number system, there could be two lists, one for folders, one for fixed.
Look forward to hearing from anyone interested in our idea.