Sunday, August 18, 2019

Exquisite Brut de Forge Knives

Scott completed two brut de forge knives recently. First off the bench was a hand-forged Brut de Forge Bowie with nickel silver bolsters and African Blackwood handle.

Brut de Forge Bowie
Steel: Hand-forged 1075
Finish: Hand-sanded and hammer-marked
Overall Length: 15.875 inches
Blade Length: 10 inches of cut
Handle: African Blackwood with nickel silver bolsters
Sheath: Leather drop with branding scars

Not only is the edge sharp, but this beauty has a fully sharpened clip too. 

Branding scars on the sheath take this custom McGhee package to the next level. 

Scott spine-marked this monster because he could.

Scott also completed a Brut de Forge Fighter that's been in the works for a while.  

Brut de Forge Fighter
Steel: Hand-forged 1075
Finish: Hand-sanded and hammer-marked
Overall Length: 12.875 inches
Blade Length: 7.75 inches of cut
Handle: Ram's horn with black Micarta bolsters
Sheath: Edge tooled leather drop

This 1075 hand-forged beauty boasts a hand-peened museum fit ram's horn handle
complemented by black Micarta bolsters.

It also sports a fully sharpened clip, hand-sanded finish and tapered tang.

A beautiful edged tooled leather drop sheath completes the package.

Hammer marked rustic blade meets a fine finish and exquisite build -
an E. Scott McGhee signature look.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Zulu Meets the Chief

Scott does a lot of hand-forging (no power hammer involved) when teaching introductory bladesmithing classes. Generally he finishes at least one knife during the class, but a few rough-forged blades always get completed at a later date. During his June Intro to Bladesmithing class at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing, Scott forged a Zulu/Chief - a knife with a blade like our popular Zulu model but the size of our Chief (i.e. a large hunter).

Steel: Hand-forged 1075
Blade: 5.125 inches (from tip to guard)
Overall Length: 10.5 inches
Guard: Bronze w/black coved & bronze spacer
Handle: Desert Ironwood 
Sheath: Tooled leather drop 

She's a beautiful and functional tool . . . 

. . . that comes with a quality crafted, hand-tooled leather sheath. 

Made by ABS Master Bladesmith, E. Scott McGhee, 
this is a piece of functional art that can be enjoyed for generations. 

Thanks for looking.