It's like waiting for Christmas
. With Bob Taylor's direct input as to maintaining the integrity of the original design features as well as a high quality sheath for carry / storage the Pigmy will be a very attractive package for SD/Combatives. Sal is clearly doing it right in line with all the other concerns there are in manufacturing not just one but a large number of knives and new product. As with the Spyderco Warrior the Pigmy Warrior is getting correct/accurate credit to its design source (Randy Wanner/Bob Taylor) regardless of previous manufacture sources (i.e. AMK and the various custom makers who created limited numbers or prototypes.
Case in point - if there is one knife that is truly an Echanis - Hwa Rang Do preference during the period Mike Echanis was in play it is the Gerber MK II. Mike began training with it post wounding / recovery and re-entry into the martial arts in Ontario, Oregon; visited Gerber personally regarding an evolution of the design with his input; brought the Mark II to Fort Bragg/SF and Little Creek/UDT/SEAL students and then took the standard issue Mark II to Panama (training SF in Panama in combatives, land and water) and then Nicaragua.
Wanner/Taylor brought the Warrior to life and its seen some nice evolutions and continued use/application ever since. The Pigmy Warrior will become, IMHO, a very popular knife within the military, para military and contractor circles once it hits the market.