When Spyderco first released their clad ZDP-189 folder with that homely maroon handle, I bought two them, but they went to clients.
I am not above taking a sporting knife and using it as a paring knife if I get the chance to "cut, dull, sharpen, repeat" a few times for testing.
Spyderco has now released an expensive folder called the Stretch. It sells for 339 bucks, but my supplier gets me one for 169 dollars. Not cheap, but not out of the range for testing.
Given this, is there a cheaper kitchen knife--already out in ZDP-189--which might also be available for tests?
BTW, for this example we're learning about the use and abuse of the alloy. I don't want to buy a 1,000 dollar version unless a client already wants that knife.