Just my two pennies worth but although i prefer the second one, I can't see how it would fit with the calf. I might have missed something? I know I can't make an improvement suggestion but there is something i can't put my finger on that just doesn't sit right with everything else.
EDIT: Both of them feel too mechanical.. I always felt that your hunter is more loin cloth and strength. Something more organic/leather/material?
Here is my latest rendition of the knee cover. I think it has a little more pred feel to it. Most of this will be covered by the leg armor
but as you all know I have no life.
As always comments and opinions are welcome. Thanks for looking.