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!