A person I've recently met buys knife blanks from a trusted supplier, grinds them treats and sells the knives.
I'm very new so I'm learning the processes involved which is spending a heap of time hacksawing blanks out.
How do fellow knife makers view people buying pre cut blanks?
My suggestion would be to buy the HF portable band saw.
I just finished my first completely "by hand" knife from raw bar stock. I transferred my design, hacksawed the rough blade, used files freehand to complete the profile and used a Gough filing jig to "grind" the blade and then board-sanded to a mirror finish. The lionshare of my time was not spent with a hacksaw - it was spent with filing and sanding. If I were trying to produce 50 blades to queue up for grinding by employees I would want a good bandsaw or have the blades cut by waterjet. But for me, the bottleneck was filing and sanding, therefore my next purchase will be a grinder for sure!!