I have been looking at a number of the knives made by various members of the forum & so far has caused me to buy 4 custom knives and I have not even broke a 100 post yet. I will be broke by the end of the year. All the knives are very nice , they seem to be all made from thicker stock & the handles width is wider. Not going to break these knives except by miss use or being stupid.
Anyway I acquired a Knife made in S. Africa, and it is slimmer / lighter in weight /feel and balance. Very different than most knives I pick up. also has just a touch of flex to the blade. here is my post on it if interested.http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth...fe?#Post5673875
My question is would a Damascus blade:8 to 8.5 OAL with a 4 inch blade - .125 to .130 then hollow ground & with a tapered tang ( to help with balance & keep the scales thin) be strong enough and tough enough as EDC & all around hunting knife.
Also any thought's on blade vs. handle lengths. I seem to have big hands not huge but wear L to xl gloves. and always have my little finger seems not to find a good place to rest.