That's a good looking one you have there and will give you a lot of service. You do have the knife making down to a science.
There is no need for a Rambo style knife out paddling , camping or even hunting unless you are going to hunt with it. Something not many folks do today.
I was reading about this guy that gets in the water with some Big Gators and kills them , his weapon of choice is a knife with a 3 inch blade , he hits the gator in the V behind the eyes in the center of the head with the blade severing the brain. He says that a gun is not necessary and all he uses is that knife.
Why the 3 rivets in the center of the handle , is that a TxRiveRat ( A) trade mark or for ( B) function , or ( C )both reasons. Either answer A or B or C or D ( all of the above will do ). :wink:
I found that a 4 inch blade is a general utility length for a knife a long time ago. I had to try others but always come back to the 4 inch blade. My most recent one is the Buck Vanguard with the textured rubber Sure-Grip handle and the blade is 4.125" with a overall length of 8-1/2"