Hey guys, let me offer you an alternative. You might want to consider the Bushcrafter from Allan Blade. This is an extremely nice scandi-ground knife with a coffin tang that is also pinned. so you get the best of both worlds-a full tang and a hidden tang which is more comfy in the winter on bare hands. Allan is an absolutely superb knifemaker and I don't make that claim lightly. You get absolute perfection from him in terms of fit and finish. That tang is wonderfully fitted to the handle. In short, it's an awesome knife. The steel is precision ground Starret O1 steel and Allan knows his stuff when it comes to heat treat. Not to mention, there are few knifemakers out there that can hold a candle to Allan when it comes to grinding a knife. I have two of his knife grinding videos so I've seen the man in action.
Now the only "complaint" I have of the Buschcrafter is that I think maybe some might perfer a bit wider handle but Allan is a custom maker and I'm sure he will give you whatever you want. For instance, mine is in micarta but I'm willing to bet Allan will also do a Bushcrafter in Bocote or Osage orange because I have two of his little Pack Pals (another awesome knife priced unbelievably low), one with Bacote and one with Osage Orange scales.
I paid $125 for my Bushcrafter. I think he will add a firesteel holder for $12 or $15. The finish is sandblast but if you want a hand rubbed finish, it will cost more. Sheaths are kydex and Allan makes one of the best kydex sheaths out there. So for $125 you get a custom made knife with a perfect scandi grind, a bonus coffin tang perfectly fitted, and you won't be waiting for a year either. But I would not wait too long. I got a feeling Allan's knives are going to go into high demand (I'm writing an article about them right now for Tactical Knives). He's been in high demand before but due to personal problems, fell off the radar. But he's back and he's good. I'm guessing that the waiting time is around a couple months. Well worth it in my opinion. Just my two cents but I thought you folks might be interested.
You can contact him here: BladeCutlery2003@aol.com