Many Thanks for the advice, Jim!
Based on your advice, and after spending several hours visiting
multiple web sites, I finally came across the following;
I've yet to determine whether I have a local distributor for these
blades - the one rock shop I visited offered the Loritone 12"
replacement blade for $138; that was the only blade they had in
The MK301 will be my choice - a good blade should last me a long
time. If I wear it out, I will have created much for others to