This build was inspired by ABS Mastersmith Mike Quesenberry, who is renowned for his integral knives. I wanted to create a similar feel with this knife, and although it’s not an integral, it features an elforyn frame that is a sort of “pseudo-integral” with museum fit rosewood scales.
The design was straight forward but the execution was a learning experience. To this date this is still one of the most difficult knives I have done. The blade is a thick W2 blade with a clayless, water quench.