Occasionally, I just have to make a knife or two that does not follow my normal procedure the Take-down style.
This is one of them.
I named it the Santos Hunter after the handle material of Santos Rosewood.
This was built in the style referred to as "mortised handle" construction.
The handle is two pieces each of which has 1/2 of the tang milled into an internal slot.
The handle is then pinned in place.
I use a method I designed a number of years back utilizing stainless wafers placed in the handle to prevent over-peening of the pins resulting in potential stress or splits in the handle. With these wafers in place, I can peen the pins literally as hard as I want.
The guard is 416 stainless steel and the blade was forged from a billet of my Single Twist Damascus.