It's very much like a Barlow version of the #23 and I prefer bareheaded patterns on knives this size as do many others, I feel (based solely on a few posts I think I remember seeing around here and no substantial information whatsoever). Barlows in general are popular and the Northwoods stamp is particularly cool. For me it was the Mammoth cover that really put this one over the top (although I ended up blowing my budget on something else ) I think it's a little bit slimmer than many other patterns this length but I haven't measured. The blade shape and pull were done perfectly as well... PS It's "pique". Not a grammarnazi or anything but pique is one of my favorite words... It's an auto-antonym meaning both "to excite or arouse" and "to cause a feeling of resentment".