This is the model I made for Field & Stream Magazine, April/May 2018 issue, and featured on the cover of the Field & Stream Total Knife Manual. The 4-1/8" blade is long enough to handle skinning and cleaning of game, with a point fine enough for detail work. The tang is also fully tapered for better balance.
The forged blade is 80CRV2, with a maganese phosphate (parkerized) finish. The blade bevels are flat ground with a convex cutting edge.
The handle scales are toasted curly maple, rebated back from the exposed tang. I almost never do this as it's rather tedious, but I like the finished look.
Hand-fitted and textured leather pouch sheath is right handed.
Blade Length: 4-1/8", Overall Length: 8-3/4"