Covid-19 makes me very grateful that Scott and I live in rural part North Carolina (away from the worst of it) and have the time and knowledge necessary to process our own food. This weekend we put another hog in the freezer and, while doing so, put a 3V Goshawk to the test.
The following videos are not for everyone, so proceed with caution. They are included to show what a small, well-designed knife made of a quality steel, heat treated properly, and ground with a superior edge can do in the hands of a skilled individual. Scott is an ABS Master Bladesmith, and he is as talented at using knives as he is at making them.
Steel: CPM 3V
Overall Length: 7.70 inches
Blade Length: 3.50 inches
Handle: Wood or Micarta
CPM 3V is a rust resistant high carbon steel that makes excellent user knives because it holds an edge well and is extremely tough. The 3V Goshawk in the lead picture sat on a table covered in blood for over an hour while we scalded and scraped the hog, but it cleaned up easily with a little Dawn dish soap and Cleanse Oil. The scalloped Micarta handle used in the videos has a texture that works well when things get messy, but we also offer the Goshawk in shaped wood and shaped Micarta for a more elegant look - shaped Maroon Micarta on the left and scalloped Green Micarta on the right.
A client familiar with some of our other designs asked for a size comparison so here it is -
3V Goshawk in the middle with 3V Piranha below and XO Tactical Blackout above.
All three models are AVAILABLE on our website while supplies last.
We're hopeful that Covid-19 will soon be nothing more than a bad memory. We're looking forward to sharing homemade country ham with friends and family this fall, and we know you all have things you're looking forward to as well. Stay safe out there.
Thanks for looking.