Well, I made a decision.
I decided on an Al Mar Eagle Heavy Duty.
I don’t like brown G10 scales, but that’s the only way to get the ZDP-189 blade steel.
I like the slim blade, I didn’t need a pocket cleaver. This thing is almost a fillet knife. A flat ground blade would’ve been my first choice, but Al Mar didn’t ask me, and this is a production knife, not a custom so……
It’s called “heavy duty” but that is because they are more well known for their ultralight line of knives. Normal duty is probably more accurate.

Al Mar Eagle Heavy duty
Image Via: http://www.almarknives.com

Blade Length: Approximately 4.00″ ~ 102 mm
Blade Material: Laminated ZDP-189 Stainless Steel
Blade Style: Plain Edge
Blade Thickness: Approximately 0.09375″ ~ 3/32″ ~ 2.4 mm
Lock Style: Lock Back
Closed Overall Length: Approximately 5.00″ ~ 127 mm
Open Overall Length: Approximately 9.00″ ~ 229 mm
Handle Material: Earth Brown G-10
Pocket Clip: Right Hand/Left Hand Tip Up
Weight: Approximately 3.30 Ounces ~ 94 g
Special Features:
Made in Japan
I’ll find out in a few days if I just wasted my money or not.
I’ll let you know.
I ordered from a new vendor too, so I’ll be reviewing both.