Swine Slayer HANDMADE PROTOTYPE
Product Description for Swine Slayer HANDMADE PROTOTYPE
Maker: Todd Begg (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92313
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Total length: 15.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Item weight: 18.24 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.52 oz.
Blade: Carpenter Micro-Melt stainless steel, with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Carbon fiber
Sheath: Chest rig made from Boltaron
Description: This is not a production knife. It is the handmade PROTOTYPE Todd Begg made of his Swine Slayer knife! It is incredible! There a many differences from the final version available on SwineSlayer.com. The blade is an upgraded steel (Carpenter Micro-Melt) from the final version (Bohler N690). This one was meticulously hand satin finished by Todd -- taking a good 16 hours! It is the only Swine Slayer to ever be made with a satin finish. The handle was hand shaped from carbon fiber by Todd. Subsequent versions had G10 handles based on this handle shape. This is the first of the Swine Slayers -- Todd's proof of concept knife -- literally the one-of-a-kind PROTOTYPE.
The final version of this knife was made for SwineSlayer.com and is the only hog slaying knife you will ever need. It is simply the hog slaying knife that all others will be judged against!
Todd currently has over a six year long waiting list and a mountain of awards under his belt. Mr. Begg’s knives are sought out by collectors and warriors the world over. Todd set out from the very beginning of this project to design the most purpose driven, single minded blade he has ever crafted. Years of research, experience and craftsmanship have culminated and focused to a single point…the Swine Slayer!
The knife features a 10" double ground and double edged blade made of Carpenter Micro-Melt. This PM steel technology ensures superior edge holding and durability far exceeding the production model of this knife. The 10" blade is long enough to reach any vital organs deep within the chest cavity of a hog. The hand sharpened and hand honed twin razor edges cleanly shave hair and will pierce the thickest hide of the biggest boar.
The wide blade produces a devastating wound channel thereby resulting in quick and humane kills. The blade features a large fuller in the center to reduce drag during a thrust as well as reducing overall weight of the blade.
The handle features an integral double guard for maximum finger protection. The upper guard is forward tilted and features jimping for secure thumb purchase. With the thumb placed in this position, the tip of the knife is easily and accurately steered. The tip of the blade is exactly aligned with the center handle screw to put 100% of the forward thrusting energy into the direct center of the tip, maximizing the thrust energy to penetration ratio. The handle shape and angle are arranged specifically to facilitate thrusts below waist level as you will find in hog hunting.
The handle features a palm swell to fill the hand and minimize any shifting of your grip. A crow's beak hooks the pinky to aid in fast withdrawing of the blade from the chest cavity. Jimping at the end of the handle provides a secure thumb purchase if the knife is used in the reverse grip. The handle has a lanyard hole for even more security if desired. The edges of the tang are exposed and radiused to eliminate and possibility of the handle rolling in your hand. This radius shadow box handle treatment also serves to protect the handle scales if the knife is used to pound with or is dropped and lands on the edge of the handle.
To carry this deadly beast, Todd chose a custom chest carry rig that will fit over your favorite hunting jacket. The harness has lots of adjustability as well as each strap featuring a bungee shock strip. The thermal formed sheath was molded to the knife for the best possible fit with tremendous retention yet easy drawing action. The orientation of the sheath facilitates fast and easy withdrawal of the knife without having to fumble around on your belt, looking for your knife, as well as making unnecessary wasted movements (seconds count with a big angry hog on the ground in front of you)!
This knife is among Todd's master works!
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