While I have been making knives for myself and a couple of friends over the last 35 years or so, this is the first of the commisioned knives. I was talking to one of the local pig hunters and we got onto knives for the job as the hunters here in NZ mostly hunt with finder/bailer dogs where the dogs will find a pig and bail it up till the hunter gets there (often out of breath from running to the sound of the dogs and pig). He will grab the pig by the back leg and flip it over onto its back then using a sticking knife will make the kill. This is the design I came up with, I made up a dummy knife with mild steel so he could get a feel of it in hand and left it with him for a few days and the upshot is that I have four to make. I got in some 2 x.2 O1 (50 x 5mm) and got them cut out, gound to shape and the handle slabs (plain beech) cut to shape. This is how they hunt pigs and what the knife has to do https://www.youtube....h?v=iuu0JQppakQ At the same time a guy wanted one of my light hunters so cut one out from some 1 1/2 x .125 1084 (40x 3.175) and got it ground to shape with the main bevels ground in. It will have jarah bolsters and walnut handle slabs.