This is an introduction to my new line of blades to be released Late June 2012. These are meant to be large choppers. We are at this time going through a few changes with the blades. This involves blade thicknesses, handle details, fine tuning the sheaths, and a lot more. As you can see this is not an easy process. Once the blades are finished and the changes are approved by yours truly, I will post photos and get more in depth with their construction and use. At this time there are three blades in this line. We have the SPCSE or the Special Purpose Combat Survival and Egress. This is so named because my target market is the military. It is a 3/16th inch thick knife that is 14 inches overall. I am going with a 15 degree edge on this blade. I know that is different than most survival blades but, I am seeing that as a great addition. It will give a razor sharp edge as well as give a multi use edge for a variety of projects from chopping to slicing tomatoes. This was one issue I have seen with very thick heavy choppers. I gave them a RC 54-56 heat treat, this to is different. I met in the middle for ease of sharpening, edge retention, and the ability to hold up to hard use.
Optional Kydex Sheath for the SPCSE 64.95. Dont for get to order a tek-lok for the kydex Sheaths. These are sold separately below!
The next blades are called the Apache Bolo and the Bush Maiden. These are also heavy choppers. The Apache Bolo is 16 1/4 inches long and is at this time 31 oz. That is almost 2 LBS of chopping devastation. All three blades will be fitted with G10 handle scales that can easily be removed with an Allen wrench for full cleaning of the blade. The Bush Maiden is set up as a multi use chopper. I have high hopes for this blade. It is 17 1/4 inches overall and weighs at this point in time 2 LBS. It has a sharp down swept belly almost like an ax for really heavy chopping. It is also designed to be used as a heavy draw knife. There is a curve in the blade at the beginning of the belly that can be used for a variety of carving needs. This blade is also meant to held in a lot of different hand holds to give extra control over carving projects. It is reminiscent of the Spetsnaz machete but is thicker, longer, and more versatile. This particular blade I have been working on for close to 6 years and has gone through a series of changes in the process.
The sheath for the Bush Maiden will be set up a little different. It will be leather with the ability to be carried not only on a belt or pack but, over the shoulder, across the back or chest as well. This will be because of 2 D rings that will allow for a strap to be added for additional carry options. The price for the blades I think is a fair one. For 100 percent made in America and the quality that stands behind Pro Tool, It is a great value.
This is a redesign of the bushmaiden. The previous design will be archived for later use and revision. This design has been changed to add a hump like feature on the back. This feature puts the point of the blade lower. When the blade is in use this hump will allow easy clearing of shelter areas as well as fire pits. This was done so the edge of the blade is well out of the way and is less likely to be damaged by striking a rock or other hard surface. This design comes in at almost tree pounds! IF you do not like heavy blades this knife may not be for you.
In the future there will be more designs added to this line. I am at this time set to release 3 to 4 knives a year till the year 2020 (hopefully). We will see what the future holds for them. Among these I have a series of bushcraft knives, more tactical blades, and hunting/survival knives. I am also hoping to have a choice of sheaths and coatings for future designs. My goal is to be able to offer the best possible choices to the end user, and make sure they are happy with the purchase they have made. All the blades I design are designed for a lifetime of heavy use and abuse.
Optional Kydex sheath for the Apache Bolo $62.00.
This video is an introduction to my Apache Bolo and the SPCSE. This is a short overview of these two blades. In the future I will upload an updated video on each individual blade. This will include the Bushmaiden.
Tek-Loks for the kydex sheaths.