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Picked up an Old Hickory on Amazon for all of $11, because why not.
The handle is crap, the factory edge was horrid, and the tip was completely blunt - it was purposely not ground and left at the same thickness as the spine. Actually all of the grinds were terrible!
However, its 1095 steel with a good enough heat treatment that the edge holds reasonably well while also being soft enough to not chip after cutting through chicken bones. Like I took the spine out of a chicken using a knife instead of shears just to test the knife.
After about 5 minutes on a 220 stone followed by a progression 2000 (and 5000 for bits of the face) the knife had a working tip and a whole lot of ~~ugly~~ character building scratches.
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It looks like the same ol' shitty handle that every youtuber who's ever really abused the knife has had to replace.
Mine was in the $11 ballpark, but it never made it into /r/just_Buy_A_Mora/ because the Mora Companion blows it away in value right out of the box.
If you're going to make a custom knife via stock removal without heat-treating, I suppose an Old Hickory at $11 is probably as good a carbon steel blank as you could find, (some disassembly required.)
The new one comes with less metal but It comes with a sheath now.
[link] Deep link. Awful camera work. MSRP: ~ $30
Old Hickory for less than $10
Old Hickory Butcher Knife
It's pretty decent but I'd highly recommend an old hickory instead. Google around and you'll see many share my opinion.
If you end up getting that and need a sheath, it actually fits perfectly in a standard KA-BAR sheath.