Thursday, August 16, 2018

Brut de Forge Chopper

Scott is in a Brut de Forge mood. First it was the Bush Sword (see previous post), 
now a Brut de Forge Chopper, and next a Brut de Forge Fighter. 
If you like work-horse knives with hand-forged texture, you'll love these.  

Brut de Forge Chopper
Steel: 1095
Finish: Rustic 
Overall Length: 16 inches
Blade Length: 10 inches
Handle: Ringed Gidgee
Sheath: Leather drop

Dressed in beautiful Ringed Gidgee, this chopper is a handful!

Knife and sheath will be headed to France tomorrow. 

Next off the bench - a Brut de Forge fighter!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Brut de Forge Bush Sword

Every once in a while Scott gets to make anything he wants (i.e. Maker's Choice). 
He forged this Bush Sword while teaching at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing in June. 
It's now all dressed up and ready for a new home. Check it out!

Brut de Forge Bush Sword
Steel: 1075
Finish: Hammer-marked (i.e. Rustic)
Overall Length: 22.5 inches
Blade Length: 16 inches
Handle: Carbon Fiber with Bronze Guard
Sheath: Leather

This Brut de Forge Bush Sword with hammer-marked finish and apple seed grind has a wicked 16-inch blade made for chopping through whatever stands between you and where you want to go.  

Check out what it did in one swing . . . without a handle! 

An expertly shaped carbon-fiber handle is accented by a beautiful bronze guard.

And its custom leather sheath has snaps for easy access/stowaway,
plus d-rings for versatile carry. 

This is a Maker's Choice build, NOT a stock item. Get it before it's gone!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Blade Show Season - 2018 Round 2

Here are a few more knives for Blade Show. Scott's still out in the shop working on a big boy and a pretty little Damascus Hunter. So there's more to come. 

Scott churned out several SR-71s for Blade Show. 
Two O1 versions sport teak handles from BB-55 (aka The Battleship USS-NC). 

The three SR-71 Silverbirds below (CPM 3V) are dressed in 
Black Linen Micarta, Green Linen Micarta, and Wenge respectively.

Rovers will be making an appearance at Blade Show this year.

Above - Rover Elite, Battleship Rover, and Rover Blackout. 

Rover Elites, like the one above, come with a shaped Micarta handle 
and stainless Corby screws.

Above: Parkerized O1 Blackout Rovers in Battleship Teak and Scalloped Linen Micarta.

Did I mention that we'll have some Damascus Piranhas at Blade Show? 
We'll have logo hats too. 

Hope to see you there. Blade Show Table 13P, June 1-3.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Blade Show 2018 - Round 1

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but life has been really busy. So busy, in fact, that we're a little behind in getting ready for Blade Show! Here's what's ready so far. More to pictures to come as we count down to Blade Show 2018 - Table 13P. 

Damascus Piranhas, including one Bare Bones version (above), will be available at Blade Show this year. Since their debut in early 2017, Damascus Piranhas have been a hot item.

The smallest forged blade we offer, Damascus Piranhas can be dressed in various ways. Popular handle options include Curly Koa, Desert Ironwood, Wenge, Blackwood, Teak from the Battleship USS-NC (while supplies last), and Linen Micarta (Green, Maroon, or Black). 

Damascus Piranhas typically come with a lined Kydex sheath, but Scott recently designed a leather pocket sheath that we'll be debuting at Blade Show this year. 

This leather beauty will come standard with Damascus Piranhas and should fit any Piranhas on the market. We'll start churning them out as soon as the new cutting dies arrive.

The Discreet Carry Concepts clip has a "dog" that keeps the sheath firmly in your pocket.

Stay tuned. More knives to come for Blade Show 2018. 

Hope to see you in Atlanta - Table 13 P.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Back at the Forge

Scott doesn't hand-forge as much as he'd like, but it's pretty awesome when he does.  
The February tally - 3 Bushman, 1 hand-forged Rover and a Native. 

The three Bushman above are dressed in three distinct ways - 
Ito wrap over rayskin, shaped Wenge, and shaped black linen Micarta.

 Two different finishes are featured as well - Blackout above and belt-finished below. 

The Bushman is a mid-sized hard-work knife.

 The Rover is similar in size to the Bushman. The one below is dressed in Desert Ironwood.

The Native, a pure fighter, is a little longer and pointier than the Rover. 
The Carolina Native below dons Teak from the Battleship USS-North Carolina.

Both the Native and Rover pictured sport hand-sanded finishes.  

Thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The XO (i.e. Executive Officer knife)

Every ship needs an Executive Officer, and every XO (i.e. Executive Officer knife) needs handles crafted from salvaged ship parts. The teak handles on these XOs were made from reclaimed BB-55 decking. BB-55 (aka Battleship USS-North Carolina) is a WWII era battleship.

The XO comes with two finish options - Belt Finished for a classic look or Parkerized to turn the blade black and protect the tool steel from corrosion. Two great looks, one great knife.

Steel: O1 Tool
Finish: Belt or Parkerized
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Sheath: Leather 

The XO and other Battleship Blades will be available at the NC State Fair while supplies last. 
Hope to see you there -Village of Yesteryear, NC State Fair, Raleigh NC, October 12-22.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Story of the Dreadnaught Knife

The Dreadnaught is an E. Scott McGhee creation infused with history.

The blade is Damascus steel forged-welded to a 1095 carbon steel core via a process called San Mai. In the picture below, the Damascus is the lighter grey exterior steel, while the dark core is 1095. This contrast cannot be seen until the blade is etched in acid, as they are truly one steel if forged properly. 

While the 1095 core provides a wicked cutting edge, Dreadnaught's Damascus adds history and beauty. The Damascus is 4800kc forge-welded to hull material from BB-55 (aka Battleship USS-North Carolina). BB-55 is WWII era battleship, and (due to renovations) we were able to obtain discarded hull steel and deck teak from the ship. Here are some raw materials from BB-55 before and after a little Guinea Hog Forge love. While the hull steel is historically significant, you could never make a functional knife from it without marrying it to tool steel. 

Below is the Dreadnaught in a rough forged state post heat treat. Proper heat treat transforms the steel into a knife - hard enough to cut without dulling quickly, tough enough for serious use. 

Scott did a lot of grinding, hand-sanding, etching, and polishing to transform the Dreadnaught into a knife worthy of the hull steel that inhabits it and the battleship for which it's named.

            And dressed in BB-55 curly teak handles, the Dreadnaught is truly pleasure to hold.

San Mai is a Japanese technique used to make weapons of great quality and beauty. The Battleship USS-North Carolina fought in the Pacific theater during the second world war. Resurrecting discarded BB-55 steel into a knife of great beauty via this ancient process seems appropriate.

The show side of the Dreadnaught proudly displays the name of her maker (ABS Master Bladesmith E. Scott McGhee), while the backside sports a special BB-55 mark to signify her origin story.

This knife will be available at the NC State Fair in the Village of Yesteryear later this week. If not claimed by Sunday night, it will be posted on our website and made available to the general public. Thanks for looking and we hope to see you soon.