At Guinea Hog Forge, we hand-craft two versions of our popular SR-71 knife -
an SR-71 Blackbird and an SR-71 Silverbird.
Same great design, two different steels and finishes -
Which one is right for you?
The SR-71 Blackbird is the original Guinea Hog Forge knife design. Named after the famous SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, our Blackbird knife is Parkerized to turn the steel black and protect the blade from corrosion. If you want a fast, mid-sized blade with a stealthy finish, the Blackbird is an excellent choice. In addition, the Blackbird's flat ground O1 tool steel blade holds an edge extremely well and and is easy to sharpen in the field.
The SR-71 Silverbird is made of super-tough rust-resistant 3V carbon steel. If you want a fast, mid-sized knife with outstanding edge retention and toughness (and you prefer a brushed silver finish) this is the SR-71 for you. We've yet to find a tougher steel, and while 3V isn't as easy to sharpen as O1, it's hard to argue with a knife that holds an edge this well. It's also super easy keep this blade looking good.
SR-71 Blackbird vs. Silverbird
Steel: O1 Carbon vs. 3V Rust Resistant
Blade Finish: Parkerized vs. Belt
Overall Length: 9 inches
Blade Length: 4.25 inches
Sheath: Leather Bushcraft
All SR-71s come with a leather bushcraft sheath and your choice of scalloped handle.
You can choose from Green, Black or Maroon Micarta . . .
. . . or even dress your SR-71 in Camo G-10.
Blackbird or Silverbird? You choose.