As @Von Gruff said, I received an early prototype of one of his knives for testing and I'm so pleased to report how nice the design is.
This is not a complete review but I thought a couple of highlights are worth mentioning. I'll write up a complete review when I gather enough knives to do "Phase II" of the knife review in the coming months.
-The blade was of an ideal thickness, thicker than most alternatives, but not grossly so. Just thick enough to handle the rough tasks and additional leverage one can apply to a knife with a slightly longer blade and handle.
-The sheath design was also a prototype, but the parafin dipped sheath makes the knife "lock" into place exceedingly well and it does not snag on the blade.
-The 01 tool steel held an edge beautifully. I've not attempted/needed to sharpen even after doing some pretty horrible things to the knife.
-The handle is longer than all other knives I reviewed (per my request) by a slight amount. That slight amount will fit most outdoor hands better and it keeps your hands from abrasion on the lanyard should you wish to use one.
Overall, the knife is very impressive, more so since its the first of its kind that Von Gruff has ever made. I look forward to it being part of a formal review coming later on.
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