Friday, June 22, 2012

8-Inch Santuko

Here's Scott's latest piece of kitchen cutlery - an 8-inch Santuko. Check it out.

Scott used 52100 carbon steel and the handle was shaped out of desert ironwood.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Photos from Coop

Jim Cooper took some photos of our knives at Blade -
He's a pro and does a great job. Check it out.

He said this sword was a bear to capture, but I think the montage turned out well.

He also took a complementary photo of Conner's Blue Buta.

And here are a couple from last years Blade Show. The Zulu . . .

. . . and the Cottonmouth

Thanks Coop. It's always a pleasure to see the world through your lens!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tactical EMc Xtra and Chef's Knife for Blade 2012

We're in Atlanta at the moment and looking forward to setting up for the 2012 Blade which starts tomorrow at noon. Here are two more knives that Scott finished just before we left - a tactical EMc Xtra and a 10-inch French Chef. I didn't have much time to take photos, but here are a couple of shots.

EMc Xtra
Steel: W2
Finish: Parkerized with hand-sanded bevels
Overall Length: 10 1/4 inches
Blade Length: 5 1/4 inches
Handle: Scalloped Micarta
Sheath: Black Kydex with full shoulder holster rig

Scott Parkerized the entire EMc Xtra, then hand-sanded the bevels to a 120 grit finish.

10-Inch French Chef
Steel: 52100
Finish: Regal (hand-sanded)
Overall Length: 15 1/2 inches
Blade Length: 10 1/4 inches
Handle: African Blackwood
Stop by and see us - Table 21R.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nine Year Old Chopper

Check this out.

The knife in the video is a collaboration piece recently completed by Conner McGhee and his father E. Scott McGhee (an ABS journeyman smith). This blade, dubbed the Guillotine, will be on display at the 2012 Blade Show in Atlanta along with some of Scott's knives.  It's a brand new camp knife, not a dedicated chopper. Conner is the "chopper," and he's 9 years old.

Steel: 1080
Finish: Belt-finished scandi grind
Overall Length: 15 3/8 inches
Blade Length: 10 inches
Handle: Brown canvas Micarta
This is the first double-signed father-son collaboration knife out of Guinea Hog Forge, but we hope it won't be the last. We'll use this double signature until we can get Conner his own mark.

Conner was planning to sell the Guillotine at Blade, but Grandpa McGhee purchased it before we could get it in the case. He said we could show it off at the show but better bring it back!

Hope to see you there - Table 21R.