Smokey Mountain Knife Works, in their latest (paper) catalog is showing some really nice knife blanks on sale as seconds. These are Damascus steel and run $15.00 to $20.00 each. Also they have stag handle slabs for $15.00. (page 43)
On the next page they have Swedish Mora carving knives (good stuff), three of them in hook or curved styles. These run $12.00 to $14.00 each. At that price, I think I'll get a hook blade just to have on hand.
Nebber know, might inspire a new project.