Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kiridashi Style GHF Broadheads

Scott made Kiridashi style neck knives for his kids for Christmas. We're calling these wicked little single bevel blades Broadheads. See what you think.

 Steel: W2
Finish: "Rustic"
Handle: Hammer-marked metal
Overall Length:
Blade Length:
Sheath: Kydex

Scott cold blued the back of each knife with a unique design.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

When You Need a Little Xtra

Meet the EMc Xtra, Scott latest everyday carry. A customer commissioned an EMc/ Bushman cross and the Xtra is a hybrid of those two blades.

EMc Xtra
Steel: 5160
Finish: "Rustic"
Handle: Japanese Ito wrap over rayskin
Overall Length: 9 7/8 inches
Blade Length: 5 1/8 inches
Sheath: Kydex

The pictured EMc Xtra was forged from 5160 tool steel, has a Japanese Ito wrap over rayskin, and the overall length & blade length are approximately 1 inch longer than an EMc ("Every Man Carry"). This Xtra came with a Kydex sheath and custom GHF Shoulder Holster Rig.

Thanks for the order DK.

Guinea Hog Forge

Friday, November 11, 2011

We Got Your Huckleberry - A Unique Knife Shoulder Holster

Scott's been talking about making a huckleberry knife rig since he forged the Bushmaster, but I sold that knife so quick he didn't have time to try the idea. The recently completed Razorback offered a brand new opportunity, and I think the results are outstanding. Check it out - a knife huckleberry is a great way to carry a large chopper or camp knife.

The GHF Huckleberry is available for select knives.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

CZ 452 Varmint 22 Long Rifle

What does an overworked bladesmith do for fun? Play with guns of course.

Scott just traded the Razorback and a huckleberry knife rig for a CZ 452 Varmint 22 long rifle, and he is in love.

He picked it up on Friday and did the following over the weekend.
  • Pillar bedded the action into the stock
  • Gave it a much needed trigger job
  • Mounted a Leupold VX-III 6.5 x 20 E.F.R. scope with Burris Signature ZEE rings and DIP 11mm - 3/8th Weaver bases
  • Attached a Harris bi-pod
  • Cleaned brown goo out of the barrel (the gunk all CZ owners know well)
  • Polished the stock with Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 and waxed with Howard's Feed & Wax (great stuff on both counts!)

Not only does the rifle look great, it performs superbly.

The first 25 rounds through the gun shot at 25 yards. The bottom two holes were sighters.

Five shots at 25 yards.

Ten shots at 25 yards.

Five shots at 50 yards.

Five shots at 75 yards.

All groups were shot with Winchester Super-X Subsonic hollowpoints fired from the bi-pod with no rear sand bag rest, and the black squares are 2 x 2 inches.

Even I (Scott's wife) was able to hit 22 ammo boxes from 100 yards. It was a good weekend all around!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Puma "Knight Owl"

Scott recently spent some time with his master Jason Knight honing his knife making skills prior to completing his Journeyman test knives. The result of three days work at Jason's shop is the Puma "Knight Owl".

Puma "Knight Owl"
Steel: W2 with hamon
Overall Length: 11 1/4 inches
Blade Length: 6 1/4 inches
Handle: Stabilized Curly Walnut
Guard: 416 Stainless Steel
Sheath: Custom leather

The blade is all Scott, was forged out of W2, has a Japanese style hamon, and is as graceful and predatory as the cat for which it was named. The handle has a lot of Jason's influence and the knife was completed during some late night sessions in Jason's shop, so we're calling this Puma the "Knight Owl" version.

Scott just started lining his sheaths, and this is one of his nicest to date.

This Puma is off to one of our favorite dealers. Thanks Les!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Razorback - A Hand-Forged Hog Sticker

Scott forged this GHF Razorback over coal at the Harnett County Regional Fair in Lillington, NC back in May and just got around to heat treating and finishing it inbetween commissions. It's made of 5160 tool steel, has a hammer-marked finish, sharpened clip, and flame-grain walnut handle with nickel-silver pins.

Steel: 5160
Finish: "Rustic"
Overall Length: 13 1/2 inches
Blade Length: 8 1/2 inches
Handle: Flame grain walnut (from Burl Source)
Sheath: Leather huckleberry rig (in the works)

It's sort of a bowie, camp knife, chopper all-in-one, and we're calling it the Razorback because it's a wild hog sticker if I've ever seen one. Scott plans to make a leather huckleberry rig for this one, so stay tuned.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Road to San Antonio

Scott began a quest to become an ABS Journeyman this January when he passed his JS performance test, and he's now working feverishly to get five knives ready for the January 2012 ABS All-Forged Blade Expo in San Antonio where he hopes to take his final Journeyman exam - the brutal peer review.

So, needless to say, the rush is on.

I started another blog this summer (as a grad school project) to explain the Journeyman process to the uninitiated and track Scott on his quest. The blog is called The Road to San Antonio, and I'll be posting Scott's completed journeyman knives there as he progresses, so keep an eye on it, as we hope to start posting some knives in the next month.

And, if he doesn't get all five done in time? Hmmmm, I guess we'll change directions and see you at the Atlanta Blade Show in June. Stay tuned!

EMc and Two Knife Shoulder Holsters

Finally, after a long hot summer of tree work and issues with our heat-treat forge and quenchant, Scott is back at the forge. First, he finished a commissioned EMc started a few months ago, then the Copperhead sold, and he crafted shoulder holsters for both knives. Check 'em out.

This EMc ("Every Man Carry") got a full Japanese Ito wrap over ray skin, was crafted from CruForge V, and has a hammer-marked, belt-finished, "rustic" blade (our favorite working man steel and finish). This blade is headed to a very patient customer in British Columbia. Thank you Kevin!

This EMc came with our GHF custom Kydex shoulder holster. The holster is secured via a belt loop, and the knife can be removed from the holster and worn on a belt with a Tek-loc clip.

The Copperhead below, which is also a CruForge V creation, got a custom kydex shoulder holster of its own and is on a plane to Afghanistan via Canada.

Yeah, he put the straps on before it shipped:)

Thanks guys. You Canuks are great!
Guinea Hog Forge

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Functional Art by E. Scott McGhee

I just finished a multi-media graduate class where I learned how to do videos with music. The following is just a slideshow of Scott's work. More videos to come!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 GHF Blade Show Line Up

Scott just finished his official Blade Show knives. Here's the line up. See what you think! 

 Click on the blade names to view blog entries with additional pictures of each knife.

Steel: Cruforge V
Blade: Recurve with sharpened clip
Finish: "Regal" (hand-sanded)
Handle: Flame grain redwood (from Burl Source)
Overall Length: 13 inches
Blade Length: 7 1/4 inches
Weight: 10.2 ounces

Steel: Cruforge V
Blade: Recurve with sharpened clip
Finish: "Regal" (hand-sanded)
Handle: Curly black walnut (from Burl Source)
Overall Length: 12 7/8 inches
Blade Length: 7 1/4 inches
Weight: 11.4 ounces

Steel: CruForge V
Blade: Hunter
Finish: "Regal" (hand-sanded)
Handle: African Blackwood (from Burl Source)
Overall Length: 9 1/4
Blade Length: 4 1/8
Weight: 6.3 ounces

Steel: Cruforge V
Blade: Spearpoint
Finish: "Regal" (Hand-sanded)
Handle: Black palm (from Burl Source)
Overall Length: 8 inches
Blade Length: 3 5/8 inches
Weight: 3.66 ounces

Steel: CruForge V
Blade: Spearpoint
Finish: Belt-sanded
Handle: Japanese wrap over stingray skin
Overall Length: 8 1/4 inches
Blade Length: 3 7/8 inches
Weight: 3.78 ounces

Steel: CruForge V
Blade: Double-edged
Finish: Belt-sanded
Handle: Textured steel
Overall Length: 4 5/8 inches
Blade Length: 2 3/8 inches
Weight: 1.86 ounces

Thanks for looking! We hope to see you at the 2011 Blade Show in Atlanta, June 10-12 - Table 17S.

Guinea Hog Forge Vipers

Born of fire and steel, these GHF vipers aren't venomous . . . but they have a nasty bite.

Steel: Cruforge V
Blade: Recurve with sharpened clip
Finish: "Regal" (hand-sanded)
Handle: Curly black walnut (from Burl Source)
Overall Length: 12 7/8 inches
Blade Length: 7 1/4 inches
Weight: 11.4 ounces

Steel: Cruforge V
Blade: Recurve with sharpened clip
Finish: "Regal" (hand-sanded)
Handle: Flame grain redwood (from Burl Source)
Overall Length: 13 inches
Blade Length: 7 1/4 inches
Weight: 10.2 ounces

To see these Guinea Hog Forge vipers in person, come see us at the Blade Show in Atlanta, June 10-12 - Table 17S.

Thanks for looking!