Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jacob's Pipe

Scott's 14-year-old son Jacob made him a fabulous pipe for Christmas this year. 
Check it out. 

The bowl was shaped out of a piece of cherry firewood, while the bit was recycled from one of Grandpa's old pipes. Jacob heated and bent the bit to give it a more flowing look. 

It's a fine piece of art that smokes great too.

The boy has skills.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

EMc Black Ops

Yep, its a tactical EMc (Everyman Carry), and no, not every man or woman needs a tactical blade, but an EMc dressed in black isn't just tactical, it's practical too.

Scott just finished a first run of EMc Black Ops for a customer and made a few extra to offer for immediate sale. These knives represent Scott's first foray into water-jetting - a manufacturing process that allows us to have multiple copies of his designs cut from a sheet of steel via a powerful jet of water. This video shows how it works.

Once the blanks are cut, they are sent back to us to be hand-ground, heat-treated, and handled in house. Thus, they are still beautiful hand-crafted blades from Guinea Hog Forge - just hand-crafted versions that are little less expensive than a hand-forged option. Our goal is for Scott to be a full time bladesmith very soon and offering water-jetted versions of his designs should help us reach that goal by allowing us to produce more knives and service more customers. So expect to see more water-jetted Guinea Hog Forge knives in the future, but also be assured that hand-forged blades will still be a staple of our business. We are trying to make a living at this, but that doesn't mean we'll compromise the art of the craft or the quality of the product we offer.

Scott put black linen Micarta handles on all these EMcs, then bead blasted and Parkerized them to create a tough black finish that protects the steel from rust and abuse. All come with black Kydex sheaths, and for an additional price custom Kydex shoulder rigs (in black of course) are available for the standard sized EMcs. Yeah, there's a mini version too.

So if you need a tough stealthy everyday carry, check out the EMc Black Ops, and if you need a tough stealthy three-finger everyday carry, check out the EMc Black Ops Mini.

I like 'em both.

Guinea Hog Forge

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kitchen Cutlery for Christmas

Scott knocked out some kitchen cutlery just in time for Christmas. Check it out. 

Three General Kitchen Utility knives with 4-inch blades. The handles are as follows: African Blackwood at the top; Desert Ironwood in the middle; and maroon Micarta at the bottom.

Steel: O1
OAL: 9 inches
Blade Length: 4 3/8 inches

 One 8-inch French Chef with Desert Ironwood handle. Check out that grain pattern!

8-Inch French Chef
Steel: 01
OAL: 14 1/8 inches
Blade Length: 8 1/4 inches

A trio of paring knives with 3 1/2 inch blades. Desert Ironwood at the top, black Micarta in the middle, and Cocobolo at the bottom. 

3.5-Inch Paring
Steel: 01
OAL: 8 1/8 inches
Blade Length: 3 1/2 inches

Happy Holidays from Guinea Hog Forge!