I made one of these for myself earlier this year but sold it the day before the ICCE show. So I took off some time from hunting to make me another one. I made the blade .100" thick from CPM-T-440V, hardened it to 61.75 Rc then hand rubbed it to 15 microns. I bought the premium Sambar Stag from Culpepper at the ICCE show,it's expensive but sure does look nice. My good friend and fellow knifemaker Paolo Geio is going to make a sheath for it.