Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! A loooooong time ago I used to make a design I called the Ranger. A stout, easy to carry knife meant for a Soldier's use. Over time the pattern changed a little but recently my Son decided to make one and we changed up the design just a bit. From that inspiration, I had been thinking about some more changes. One, I wanted a little larger blade and a couple more curves in the handle. Today I went to work and this is what I came up with. 12 7/8in overall with a 7 1/8in blade tip to handle. I used .200 thick 5160 with flat ground bevels. Scales are natural canvas micarta. weight sits right at the 1 pound mark. I used the Reality Check formula on this one for ease of manufacture and because quite honestly I like em a little rough To my hand it feels great and balances right at the first flared tube.