Now that I have stopped jumping up and down and I am not shaking anymore I can show you what came in the post today!!! Don't get me wrong, my Mora is excellent, but this is AMAZING!!!
I designed the knife and had it built by Andy Martland.
Overall length, 220mm
Handle, stabilised amboyna burl (which I got online from the US)
Fittings, nickel silver
Liners, black and white
Filework pattern...guess my nationality??? ;o)
The knife is full of curves for aesthetic and functional reasons. The blade is longish for bleeding and the semi arrow point designed for puncturing with ease to bleed the animal. The belly is deep for skinning, but I have curved it upwards towards the finer guard to keep its width minimum (26mm) and make the blade look elegant. Also the belly towards the tip of the knife curves gently to help with unzipping the animal. The integral finguer guard helps push the knife in and stops the fingers from accidentally slipping onto the blade. The handle extends slightly forward of the finger guard, so that the thumb does not rest on the exposed spine of the blade. The handle is rounded, especailly towrds the back, which makes it fit very nicely into the palm.
All I need know is a buck to put the theory into practice!!!!