This is an adaptation of a classic boot knife that I designed and we first offered in 1977. The hardness at 57-59 Rc. is too brittle for a throwing knife but just right for the work it is designed for.
We found that one of the makers we trust to make our finest A. G. Russell designs was also making reasonably priced traditional folders. We have arranged for them to make a series of traditional patterns for our War Eagle Blades™ brand, beginning with the two that are typically the most carried.
The Sowbelly pattern handle, like the Dogleg, is smaller at the blade end and somewhat serpentine in shape. I have taken the commonly accepted serpentine sowbelly and swollen the large end until it looks like a very pregnant sow.