This nine-inch hunter has a 4 1/2 inch 1084 high carbon steel blade with forge texture at the top. The rustic forge texture is contrasted by high tech handle materials, green kirinite with red G10 liners. This one is a workhorse that rides in a hand-tooled veg-tanned leather sheath. Available for $150.
Here is my new low-cost option. These little neck knives are waterjet cut and ground to a razor-sharp edge from 154CM stainless steel. The kydex sheaths can be comfortably worn around the neck or with a carabiner on the from belt loop. Several available for $40 each.
This hand forged knife would be a great multi-purpose outdoors tool. It is 11 7/8 inches long overall with a 6 inch blade forged from 5160 high-carbon steel. The guard is a single piece of 3/8 inch 416 stainless steel. The handle is a wood which I believe to be spalted mulberry, which I sent out for professional stabilization. It has a single 1/16 inch domed brass pin in the center of the handle. The veg-tanned leather sheath is hand tooled. This unique sheath has a wide strap which covers a large portion of the handle and holds the knife in very securely, but has an opening to show off the stainless guard. It is available for $200.
This 8 3/4 inch long hand forged hunter sports a 4 3/4 inch long 5160 high-carbon steel blade. The professionally stabilized pink ivory handle is carefully shaped to fit comfortably in the hand for long periods of hard work and the tapered tang gives it a nice balance. It has a smooth finish, but this one is made to work, not just to look at! The hand-tooled veg-tanned leather sheath is included. Available for $150.