The Roberts Creek Bear Hunter is my first hunting knife, influenced through my own research and input from real, live hunters.
It is a beefy 1/4 inch thick. You know from the weight it's tough enough to get the job done, and with it's zero bevel convex grind will keep it's edge until the job is done. Available in a variety of alloys and trim.
A little Story
I decided to try to make a hunting knife while I was living in Roberts Creek, British Columbia. There I met a hunter who was very keen to see me get a knife made. I asked a lot of questions of him, and spent time doing research online. My decision was to make an average, classic hunting knife with the point raised ever so slightly to let it act like a skinner. I settled on HR 9260 for the steel. It was cheap, good steel, easily available, and at nearly 1/4 inch thick, I figured it would stay tough and not warp in heat treat. I had intended a zero-bevel convex edge on the very first prototype shown above, but as it was my very first knife ever, there were some issues with that, and I had it sharpened on the contact wheel. It was eventually sold to a gentleman who recognized me at a knife show for being passionate about the material. He asked what I had in my hand, and i told him it was my first knife. Without seeing it, he said "I'll buy it!". This was my motivation to finish it up perfectly. While that did end up taking the better part of a year, it got done well. Subsequent prototypes were refined further in design slightly, and sold to friends. i've tried it now in several different types of steel with different handle materials, and from all the feedback, I think I've succeeded in making a very good hunting knife that just about everyone can enjoy and more importantly - USE.