There are some things that every knifemaker has to try. A frame handle is one of them. Inspired by the likes of Bump and Quesenberry, I built this frame handled hunter. The blade is CM154 with a 400 grit hand finish. The “ordinary” stops there, however. The guard and frame are mild steel with a “plum brown” finish. There are fileworked stainless steel liners, and the handle scales are Sambar Stag. Overall length is 8 5/8 with a 3 7/8 blade.

Gee, Jason, what’s the big deal? Looks like a knife to me…. I did a work-in-progress thread on several forums, so you could have an idea of what all is involved. The Bladeforums version is here: Frame Handle Hunter WIP

I also had this knife shot professionally by Jim Cooper of Sharp By Coop.Hopefully we’ll see it in print somewhere.