History in the making right here folks. The forge has turned out some fine makers and this is no exception. Excited to post up the following ‘unboxing’ impressions of this bushcrafting beauty — Out of the box, I immediately noticed the steel on this knife is hefty (0.125) and looks to have the best spalting of any knife I’ve owned — that’s saying a lot! Secondly, the subtle maroon pinstripes....nice accent on the black micarta. It just so happens to fit my hand to a T. I actually had the privilege of seeing the conceptual profile during a visit to the shop shortly after BLADE show, so I had an idea of its size. The finished handle size turned out even better than I’d imagined. You can't make a perfect handle for everyone, but this one is right for me. Handles that feel too small (not including tiny pocket edc’s and sentimental pieces), don't stay in my collection. Approx. overall length of the knife is just over 8.25 inches, with a 3.625-inch blade. When looking through my collection for a comparable size, the ke bushie, kephart, and bushcrafter are closest. This is not a slim and slicy knife. It is a straight up bushcrafting knife. Would love to see a user review on this model (not with this knife) by one of our resident experts. I probably picked this knife up 20 times the first day, just to feel how nice the grip is. The belly of the handle is just right on this model. Some glamour shots: Phillip, congratulations on your knife making. Clearly you have learned from the best. As @VANCE turns out more blades in the future — let’s see ‘em, folks!