I have been very thankful and fond of this knife, as I often had thought about a Roselli myself.
However what somehow drew me back and away from this knife was it´s handle. It was HUGE.
And in fact - as Mr. Roselli regards his knives primarily as tools - the handle felt in my hand more like a broomstick than what I considered a knife-handle.
There had something to be altered.
But alterations needed to me made in respect of the knife´s geometry and ergonomics to preserve it´s entire character.
After about six months of thinking about it and fondling the knife aganin and again I decided to
1st shorten the handle and
2nd make it slimmer!
The 2nd part was the more complex work as I wanted to keep the primitive wooden "guard" Roselli builds into his hunter knife handle-designs.
When handleing the knife all the time I felt, there was more control when I put my indexfinger ahead of this wooden guard. So I decided to preserve it, slim it down to a kind of a subhilt and consequently follow up by shaping fingergrooves into the huge handle.
the sharper your knife - the easier your life!
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