Thursday, August 26, 2010

The "Eno River" Camp Knife

Scott designed the "Eno River" as an all-purpose camp knife. The knife was hand forged out of 5160 tool steel, was triple normalized, triple edge quenched and triple tempered. It has a custom leather cross draw sheath and can be worn comfortably under a backpack belt. The handle is black linen Micarta with brass pins and a decorative brass lanyard hole.

The Eno River has passed the first two parts of the ABS journeyman performance test - rope cut and 2x4 chop and shave.

Overall length of the Eno River is 11 3/8 inches with a 7-inch blade. Shealth included the Eno River weighs 11.9 ounces. This one is available for $375 including insured USPS shipping anywhere in the continental US.

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Latest Javelina and a New Kitchen Knife

We recently sold this Javelina with a dyed stabilized curly maple handle and Japanese style hamon to a regular customer - $250 with leather sheath; USPS insured shipping included. The Javelina is 8 1/4 inches overall with a 3 3/8 inch blade.

Scott designed the following knife to go with our ever expanding kitchen collection. Overall length is 8 inches with a 4-inch blade and stabilized curly maple handle. This knife was made by stock removal out of 1080 tool steel, and a similar knife would sell for $150. If forged - $200.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Tomahawk

Scott has wanted a real tomahawk since he got his first toy one at Grandfather Mountain when he was five years old. Well, it only took 41 years! Scott forged this tomahawk out of mild steel with a 1080 tool steel cutting edge forge welded between the two sides creating a san-mai blade.

The handle is hickory, is 19 1/2 inches long and Scott burnished it with a propane torch to give it a decorative flare.

Purple heart and steel were used mechanically lock the helve into the eye. The head is 4 3/4 inches in total length and the blade is 2 3/8 inches long.

Scott chopped down a wax myrtle with the tomahawk this morning and it would still shave afterwards, so I'd say he got it right. This tomahawk will probably become a family treasure, but similar style hawks can be purchased from Guinea Hog Forge for approximately $150 -

Cross Brand

Scott was commissioned to make a brand in the shape of a cross. The brand will be used to burn the image of the cross into various places in the customer's new home. The cross is 2 1/2 x 1 3/4. Contact for more info on custom brands.