Some of the Seax Tasker's lines caught my attention and intrigued me when it was first released, which is not the norm for me with a guardless knife. That's because being raised as a woodsman a hunter and a fisherman, and having a life-long love for cooking (to the extent I am currently working on two different types of cook books), I am often putting a lot of thought to variations on themes in a knife design that could work well for bushcraft uses, fish and small game processing, and still also work well at a cutting board. Which naturally means there always has to be some serious compromises in the prioritizing of all the elements. I tend to like some sort of speed bump between my forefinger and the cutting edge, or somehow having some design feature that makes it difficult for my finger to slide onto the edge of the knife when pushing the blade into tough materials, like thick game hides or when boring holes with the tip in not so great weather or if somewhat fatigued. With the Seax Tasker that element comes in the form of a subtle forward swell, rather than a guard per se. A swelled hilt that causes the handle to act like a wedge being forced into the hand when forward pressure is applied to the tip of the blade, even in a flat pinch grip. And then the slight concave aspect of the top and bottom of the handle combined with the swell of the pommel has the same effect on pull cuts and power-cutting. So the handle provides a nice secure purchase in the hand, wedging in place in both push and pull cuts, added to usual comfortable Fiddleback ergonomics, and still puts the beginning of the cutting edge just forward of the handle for less fatiguing of the wrist in power cuts and long term uses. And yet at the same time the entire edge can come in contact with a cutting board. Some of that chicken breast was leftover, so it went in a pot of chicken vegetable soup later that evening. All in all I like this knife a lot. Much more so than most other guardless knives I've worked with. It has a nice old world flavor to it that speaks to me on a primal level, and the highly refined subtle curves and lines are very aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. The handle provides a nice secure and comfortable purchase, while still providing an overall profile geometry that allows the blade be extremely functional both in the field and at the cutting board. I think the combination of the various elements of this model are very nicely done.