Had someone from up north ask me to make her a stainless steel ULU to replace the carbon steel one she currently uses. After saying yes and picking out S35VN as the steel (any excuse to try a new material) I found out the ULU Factory sells stainless versions for $15.00 each and passed that long to her. Any old stainless steel will work for basic skinning chores so what I chose is way overkill even for kitchen use. Since this is a project I had on the lonnnnng list of things to try the project is going forward anyway, makes a nice knife for cutting and dicing in the kitchen. Specs: 3/32" S35VN 5" wide and tall more or less, considered a small ULU. Larger ones run in the 6" range. Purple Heart handle with G10 spacers in Purple and Yellow. small grooves may get a gold wire inlay and the flats are getting a gold leaf treatment. Purple heart was stabilized but forgetting to weigh before and after I have no idea just how much weight was gain, it did polish up pretty well on a test piece so I would say 90% successful at least. Blade was plate quenched with forced air cooling and two temper cycles at 400F. Hrc is 60 plus which shows in the fact the old 60 grit belt I have is polishing the surface. Before heat treating bevels and holes are easy and bevels should be 90% plus finished because this stuff is real fun to grind afterwards.