Always glad to be an enabler.
I didn't overpay by more than a few bucks, not enough to bug me, and I knew what I was getting into. Such is life.
That's an Antique Ivory Micarta handle, and I've got the matching firesteel for it as well. Still in the bag, actually, just didn't pull it out for the photos. I'm actually still up in the air if I like the scale set that much yet as far as colour goes, I tend to be more in for the laminated colours. Circumstances dictated the choice this time, though, so AIM it is!
Bear in mind that I haven't actually USED this knife yet, so anything I say about it is definitely deep in 'grain-of-salt' territory! It fits my hand very nicely in a number of grips (just like my TUSK, big surprise there) And the balance is extremely nice, on this one it is right at an inch behind the front of the scales. The blade length strikes me as just about perfect for almost any hunting or fishing task, a tad long for EDC unless you've got a particularly laid-back group of co-workers. I am rather fond of the lanyard loops, so this one definitely hits a soft spot there. Blade grind is extremely nice, and the mismatch at the plunges is quite small, perhaps .020 in both X and Y, definitely well within "nicely fitted" territory. To my eye, the general proportions of the knife are very pleasing, the handle-to-blade ratio seems to hit that sweet spot where it looks just right.
This PARTICULAR knife I might hang onto or might sell off again for one with scales I prefer, but I'm definitely going to have a Fox River around, I think. This looks like it's THE knife to take on my next fishing trip.
Edited by Komitadjie on 02-21-12 16:08.36. Reason for edit: No reason given.