Another excellent choice, very close to the Master Hunter but scaled down just a tad. The Thermorun handle isn't quite as grippy as Kraton but still pretty good. I've used mine on moose and black bear and it worked fine.
Cold Steel Master Hunter. Great blade geometry, Kraton handle works hot or cold, wet or dry, even covered with fat and blood. Mine is Carbon V but it's now available in 3V. Reasonably priced. I don't care for the plastic sheath but it should be functional.
Let us know how they perform on powder steels that have a lot of vanadium and other very hard carbides. My Arkansas hones work great on high carbon steels with low carbides, but they can barely scratch super steels.
Some makers blend the two, for instance, with both my Russell Canadian Belt Knife and Bark River Woodland (Professional series) the handle curves into the base of the blade. Not exactly a choil, but that combines both designs. As for jimping on the spine, it's occasionally useful but not really...
All my dozen or so CS knives have been good value for the money, but the clips on the folders have all been way too tight. I had to take them off and tweak them in a vise a bit to make them usable, an easy fix.
I bought my Blackjack Campanion (1/4" 1095,epocy coated) after reading a review where it was sledge-hammered through the hood of a Buick with no edge damage. Figured it would stand up to considerable abuse. Still keep it in the SUV for emergencies.