Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Swamp Fox

Meet the Swamp Fox, Scott's latest creation. It is a regal, but vicious weapon reminiscent of the gentleman warrior of the Revolutionary War for whom it is named - Francis Marion (aka "The Swamp Fox"). This knife is tough enough for everyday use, but stylish enough to be worn anywhere.

Hand-forged out of 5160 tool steel
Hand-shaped nickle-silver bolsters and pins
Dyed stabilized curly maple handle (ergonomically shaped)
Stamped and dyed custom black leather sheath
10 inches overall; 5 1/4 inch blade length

Swamp Fox with leather sheath - CLAIMED!
Contact us to purchase a similar knife - guineahogforge@gmail.com

Monday, October 18, 2010

Knife Shoulder Holster

Scott likes to wear bib overalls during the cooler months, but has been frustrated about where to carry his knife on his bibs. To address the issue, Scott designed and built a knife shoulder holster.

This version attaches to a button on the right side of the bibs, but with a quick strap change the knife shoulder holster can be threaded over a belt and worn with pants. This way you can carry your knife discretely under a jacket.

The Kydex portion of the holster is attached to the Kydex sheath with a single Chicago screw so the knife and sheath can be easily removed from the holster and reclipped to a belt.
Buy a Guinea Hog Forge knife and Scott can built you a custom leather or Kydex shoulder holster.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

From Bantam to Bushman

Meet "The Bushman" - Scott's new EDC (everyday carry).

Hand forged out of 5160 tool steel
Recurved blade
Cord wrapped handle plasticized for durability
Kydex sheath
Total length - 10 inches; blade length - 5 1/4 inches
Weight with sheath  - 9.1 ounces; knife only - 5.7 ounces

Scott is an arborist, and he hand-forged the Bushman to be his new work knife. For over a year Scott has carried a knife we call The Bantam with him to work. Tree climbing, prying off bark, digging in trees, cutting rope, laying in the dirt, sweat, sweat and more sweat have put a lot of miles on the Bantam, but the knife has handled it fabulously. It's a bit stained and pitted, but the Bantam still out performs any knife Scott has ever owned. And while the Bantam is still a great knife, after a year of producing hand-forged knives for others, Scott started craving something new - something a bit more graceful.

Wow, what a difference a year makes!

The Bushman is very strong and very light (5.7 ounces without the sheath), has a recurved blade and a hammer-marked finish. At home being banged around in a tree or ground into the dirt, this knife is as rugged as a bushman of the Kalahari. Now if you dropped one of these out of an airplane into the bush, the native who found it would probably be pleased and not assume that The Gods Must Be Crazy.