I've got 3 spatula's. All are as old as I am. 2 regular spatulas, 1 for the grill. All have GOOD springy steel. The 2 regular spatulas are starting to break, so for years I've bought new spatulas to replace them. Only to discover that they are the shittiest of chinesium. Shitbucket steel that doesn't even bend the slightest, much less spring.
My question is this: Would you pay ~$50 for a spatula of GOOD knife steel properly heat treated and tempered? It'd be better than anything you can get these days. Would your spouses / regular people be interested in this?
My steel distributor offers waterjet services. I can get these cut out for ~$5-10 each (I think), and put maybe an hour total into each spatula. But that's still expensive compared to the stuff off of Amazon these days.