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.
One of the antique knife designs I have admired for many years has been the English Rope Knife. This design has always taken two main shapes, the Even End Elephant's Toenail and the Sunfish, a swell center design.