The Hogue EX-F03 is available at some outlets now. I saw the hawkbill on a site for about $60.00. I first viewed the prototypes for these knives at last year’s Blade Show. These production models have the same basic profiles and construction as the ones I was able to hold. One difference was that the protos had a really dark stonewashed or tumbled finish. That made them striking. I would love to see the particular treatment on future production EX-F03’s. Below are the prototypes I photographed.
I can tell you that despite their small size, the finger grooves and thumb shelves give them a solid feel in the hand. The clip point may be a better all around utility knife, but the hawkbill has a very martial look to it. My wallet is groaning already.