So this is a recent build out of the shop that i just finished up yesterday. Its something very different from my typical knives and more along the lines of a Fantasy/Combat knife. Not build for any specific reason other than because it looked interesting on paper, and i wanted to see what it would be like to grind it. The re-curve single chisel grind was a bit of a pain to grind using just the edge of the belt and took a lot of hand work to get it clean and even. Getting the swedge grind right was another battle. This is one of those knives that started years ago and would only get a few minutes of attention when i was between other projects. Given some of the insane useless tactical crap floating around selling for huge money, i didn't think this was too outlandish honestly. Steel is .170 1084, and is heavily gun blued. The tang and full perimeter where it is exposed is also blued to match. The scales are sculpted from F-10 carbon fibre, which is a very dense and void free material. This is actually "according to the supplier down south" left over, and scrap from a military contractor who was building parts for the F22A Raptor fighter jets. The Raptor origin of the carbon fibre seems to tie in nicely with the fact that the knife makes me think of just that, a Raptors claw. The knife can be used in a standard grip but is designed to be held and worn in reverse grip. The handle, despite its appearance is surprisingly comfortable in regular grip and very good in reverse. I know this probably isn't suited to the taste of many here so for better or worse, this is it.