Alain just sent me these pix of his latest knife. He is a French Canadian knife maker who lurks at holics and occassionally posts. A while back he posted one of his creations without any explanations and I have been talking to him since. He says of this knife, which I am considering buying:
"Just finish this one, it is a new design, and I like it very much. No name yet, : tactical because of the double grind and the sweep on
the bottom grind, but could be for anything, allaround. 5 inches blade, ats-34, polish hollow ground with satin flat. handle in Black canvas micarta, with ss tube . come with a green kydex with tek-lok."
I think it is a nice, subtle knife, classy with the satin flats and polished grinds.
He's been trying to get a web site together, but I guess he's more involved in knives than the web. He's got a few more nice ones on the semi functional web site that he has up at http://www.desoknives.com
If you visited a while back when there were only about 6 tacticals up, he has now added several more. Looks like he does a real broad range of types and styles.
I think his stuff is reasonably priced for one-off hand made knives. He's asking under $300 shipped, complete, and eating the paypal fees for this one.