Back in October of last year I reached out to Matt at ML Knives regarding a set of custom knives. We went through what I wanted extensively, trading multiple emails on the specifics. I commissioned the set and settled in to wait. Matt makes in my opinion some of the most incredible knives available that simply put, speak to me.
I wanted a Hudson Bay knife based on the trapper and mountain men knives of the fur trade period as well as a Horace Kephart design. The big Hudson Bay for heavy camp chores, shelter building, wood processing and so on. The Kephart for campcraft-bushcraft type activities. I've always been a big fan of Kephart and his writing, the knife is as much a tribute to that and him as it is a user for me.
He notified me today that he had wrapped up and would be shipping them in short order! Once I get them I'll put some more pictures up and more detail on fit, form, and function.
They sure are great looking!