For months now I've been wanting to make a patch knife for myself for this up coming hunting season. Not sure how many hours I've spent trying to find a traditional shape to historical patch knives. My only conclusion is that they came in many shapes and sizes hunters and trappers from long ago used what they had. This was a while ago and I almost forgot about it until @Steven Long aka Hunger for the Pines made a spectacular looking small edc knife check it out on his Instagram page. Anyhow seeing this lit a fire under my rear end and I started drawing a pattern of what I thought would make a good knife. Generally I use convex grinds but for hunting I like full flat grinds with a secondary or saber grinds. So for this knife it will be one of those two depending on how the grinding goes. The steel I'm using is 1/8" 1095 with elk and g10 for the handle. Here's the progress from last night I forgot to take a picture after I finished the shape sanding on the belt grinder so I'll get that tonight. My biggest obstacle in this whole build will be trying to cut the elk antler in half evenly. I've only done this once and it was pretty difficult using a hacksaw. Maybe someone with more experience will chime in and lend me some better method.