|Posted on February 4, 2013 at 12:35 AM|
Base price: $330.00 with a micarta handle
Blade length: @ 4 1/2"
Handle length: @ 4 1/4"
Thickness available: 5/32” through ¼”
I'm sure it's obvious that the Haw Creek takes it's influence from Japanese blades. I watched a video of a Japanese gentleman who was carving a sculpture using what looked like a meat cleaver that had a sharpened chisel like point. He was a master with it and it struck a cord in me watching him use it so well. I'm no carver that's for sure but I have used a chisel quite a bit in my life for various wood working and carpentry projects I've done. I saw immediately how handy something with a sharp flat "tip" would be in the woods. I could imagine how nice it would be to use to make square joints for shelters and camp furniture , for notching for traps and friction fire boards etc. So I made one and the Haw Creek is what it looks like.
It differs from a true chisel in that the front edge is double sided where as a chisel is single sided. I didn't see any need to limit the knife to a one sided grind as I don't need that much control and accuracy with my cuts in the woods. This knife isn't what you'd call a game or camp knife since it' has no tip. It would be pretty horrible at gutting and skinning. But paired with a smaller neck sized knife that would be used for gutting and skinning the Haw creek could be one invaluable tool in the woods.
I really enjoyed using this knife and want to make another one for myself soon.
The Haw creek comes standard with a pommel plate and is unavailable without one. A hidden tang version is available.
The above knife is shown with Caramel linen micarta scales, dark brown canvas micarta pommel plate, stainless steel pins
Due to the nature of the knife this is the only grind it is available with. Handle options are pretty much unlimited however.
Check out the test video I did with the prototype:
You can check out the gallery here: