Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Month of the Black Knife

January was the month of the black knife at Guinea Hog Forge. A run of black fighters for Wilson Combat, a Bushman Elite for a giveaway at the San Antonio show, and a brand new design - the Merlin - that was snatched up by our favorite dealer. 

The Merlin
Steel: 1084
Finish: Bead-blasted, Parkerized, & hand-rubbed
Overall Length: 11 5/8 inches
Blade Length: 6 1/2 inches
Guard: 416 stainless
Handle: African Blackwood
The Merlin is a small fighter with Scott's signature clip. The blade and guard were bead-blasted, Parkerized, and hand-rubbed to give them a matte finish, and the African Blackwood handle was bead-blasted on the underbelly to give it a unique look and nice texture.

Bushman Elite
Steel: 1084
Finish: Bead-blasted & Parkerized
Overall Length: 10 inches
Blade Length: 5 1/4 inches
Guard: 416 stainless
Handle: Bead-blasted black Micarta
The Bushman Elite was made for the Elite Knifemakers for Elite Warriors giveaway organized for the All Forged Blade Expo in San Antonio. We weren't able to make the show but heard it went well, and the knife will eventually go to a US Marine from an elite special forces group. 

Most of the month, however, was taken up by a run of black fighters commissioned by Wilson Combat. If you're not on their mailing list, it might be a good time to join!


A Damascus Mamba and a run of custom Cottonmouths are next on the list.

Thanks for looking.