I thought the handles on your newer knife were just simply awesome. Some of the nicest jigged bone I have ever seen. Hope they are as nice in hand as they looked.
Glad you got that knife.
There was another bolster-lock fish knife on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. The blades looked good in the photos, but one handle was broken straight across at about the center pen.
The example I have has no half stop.
Be careful with those knives, because when the blade is open and the locked deployed centrally, the bone overlying it has no support and will break if pressed by your thumb or fingers. I have seen several bolster-lock knives in that condition.
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