I will start building the computer model this weekend. Obviously the model can then be used to NC 5-axis machine a die. It would have to be heat treated. Then find a firm to pop out a run. Right now I can't say I will be successful creating this part, but I will have a go. I have always wondered if it was feasible recreating decent type 18. Stephen Silburn did it!
My priority right now is my 32 patt bladder project. I've been delayed as I decided to re-profile the stole shape. I found an original which is of a more economic shape (with parallel edges) and will be quicker to produce.