Final shot of mine. Finished the sheath last night. Wanted to go full mountain man look with fringe and brass tacks, but I wasn't sure if the new owner would be in to that...so I kept it clean and tasteful with a sinew double whip stitch and 2 antique brass tacks holding down the belt loop. Tooling to match hammer marks on blade.
For those that haven't been following the main KITH thread, I want to mention that BossDog is running a little late, but is participating. He should have pics up in a few days. I'll post the final list this afternoon.
The knife is my take on a Canadian Hunter design. It is 8.5 OAL with a blade 3.75in the blade thickness is .125 the edge, before the secondary bevel is .015. It is flat ground. The material is ATS-34, heat treated to 59RC. The handle is Desert Ironwood, the pins and thong tube are brass.
In my neck for the woods, this design is very popular with hunters. It is my idea of a perfect moose deconstructing tool. The only other knife I carry in the field is a scandi grind knife with a short blade height and thick spine for splitting joints as my knife is too specialized for prying.
I hope that you will like it. If you can be patient with me, I have complete intentions to make a sheath for it, but I cannot build it in the next week an a half (summer is stupid busy for me here in the North). Please PM me your address when you get a minute. Thanks. Duncan