Sunday, October 7, 2018

2018 NC State Fair - Village of Yesteryear

Hurricane Florence put us behind on production for the NC State Fair, and we've been playing catch up ever since. Scott is working on the Vortex now - a Brut de Forge blade hammered out by hand during the storm when we had no power. He also has two cleavers in progress. 
Here's what's ready now.

Teak from the deck of the Battleship USS-NC will be featured at our table again this year. 
We have Damascus XOs (Executive Officers), Blackout and 3V XOs, 
and Damascus Piranhas all with BB-55 teak handles.

Damascus XO
Steel: 1095/15n20
Finish: Hand-sanded
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Handle: BB-55 Teak
Sheath: Leather

All hand-forged E. Scott McGhee knives get the MS mark on the showside, while all knives with battleship teak handles get a special BB-55 mark on the backside of the blade.

XO Blackout
Steel: O1
Finish: Satin
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Handle: BB-55 Teak
Sheath: Leather

XO Blackouts get a non-reflective Parkerized finish that protects the blade from corrosion.

Steel: 3V
Finish: Belt
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Handle: BB-55 Teak and Micarta
Sheath: Leather

Executive officers (XOs) also come in corrosion resistant 3V steel. Most have BB-55 teak handles, but Scott couldn't resist making one with a scalloped Micarta handle.

A few Damascus Piranhas will be available in BB-55 teak again this year, 
and these little beauties will feature our all new leather pocket sheath. 

Damascus Piranha
Steel: 1095/15n20 
Finish: Hand-sanded
Overall Length: 6.125 inches
Blade Length: 2.75 inches
Handle: BB-55 Teak
Sheath: Leather pocket

And, for the first time ever, our popular S35VN Piranha will be available at the State Fair.

S35VN Piranha
Steel: S35VN
Finish: Belt
Overall Length: 6.125 inches
Blade Length: 2.75 inches
Handle: Scalloped G-10 and Micarta
Sheath: Leather pocket

Knives made through the stock removal process (not hand forged) 
get our McGhee Knives mark on the show side.

We will be in Booth #7 in the Village of Yesteryear at the NC State Fair Oct 11th-21.

Hope to see you there! If you can't come, keep an eye on the website - any knives that don't sell by October 15th will be made available to the general public on Tuesday October 16th.