*Please note: All Whiskey Knives are handmade in small batches. If the knife you want is out of stock, don't worry, we will be getting another batch in soon - typically within 7-10 working days. Thank you for your patience. Trust me - they're worth the wait. CR///EK
Survivors gotta hustle. My Whiskey Hustler is the Frankenstein of survival choppers. The Hustler is specifically designed to butcher large game animals. The unique extended full tang is made to stab into the ground so the blade stays clean when both hands are needed in the carcass or for other chores. Although the Whiskey Hustler excels in slicing and chopping through muscle, tendons and bone, it is happy to accommodate any survival need that may arise. From splitting fire wood and honing bow staves to carving traps and survival self-defense, the Hustler is a survival tool born from over 2 decades of survival experience and training. This tool bears the name Whiskey because the thick wooden palm swell scales are made from recycled whiskey barrels. The wooden grip is textured and fills the hand for heavy swings. The Hustler is hand-forged in Kentucky USA from carbon steel and comes stock with a field-tested thick leather stapled sheath that has been hot dipped in paraffin wax and a kydex sheath (also made in the USA). The paraffin residue helps to preserve the blade and keep it from rusting while used in the field or sheathed for extended periods of time. Additional leather sheath variants are also available for this tool. The Hustler is ambidextrous and features a 5/16" ferro rod cut-out on the front of the blade.
Overall Length: 14
Blade Length: 3.25, 2.25, 3.5
Weight: 15 ounces
Blade thickness: .187 inches
Material: Carbon Steel
Handle: Upcycled White Oak Whiskey Barrel Stave (Hot Waxed)
Special Features: Extended Tang (to stab into ground while butchering large game in the field), 3 Blade Edges, Ferro Rod Notch
Origin: Hand Forged in Kentucky, USA
This edge is Flat Ground. The grinds or bevels are asymmetrical, designed specifically to produce a thinner modified single bevel cutting tool. The edge is micro-beveled and ceramic honed.
INCLUDED WITH SALE
Leather Grunt Sheath: Full leather sheath, steel stapled, and hot paraffin dipped. Paracord lacing for multi-carry. Hand-crafted in USA.
Black Kydex Sheath: Kydex sheath formed to each individual blade. Paracord lacing for multi-carry. Hand-crafted in USA.
The two included sheaths are laced with 550 paracord as can be seen in the photos. This lacing also forms the belt loops. Each sheath can be re-laced a variety of ways to switch carry from right draw, left draw, cross draw, scout carry or however you wish to arrange the attachment points. If you want to change the handedness of the belt loops on the sheaths you receive, simply relace them at home (pay attention to how they are laced when you unlace them). This paracord lacing allows for a wide variety of carry methods that are only limited by an owner's creativity. The paracord can also be replaced with another color for a more personalized look.
ALSO AVAILABLE for extra $40
Leather Voyager Sheath: Exquisite hand-crafted leather sheath treated with a proprietary mix of leather dye, neatsfoot oil and a splash of whiskey. Each sheath is sewn with top-of-the-line heavy duty red waxed cord for durability. All rivets and screws used are of high quality. Sheath includes Arkansas sharpening stone and holster.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
All carbon steel knives are susceptible to rust. Our Whiskey Knives are no different. It is recommended to oil your blade after each use in the field. I (CR///EK) have always used mineral oil and it has worked just fine. You can also use mineral oil to treat and protect the whiskey stave handle scales. If any rust occurs on the blade while in storage, steel wool can be used to brush it off. Our included leather grunt sheath has been dipped in hot paraffin wax and the residue from this sheath will also help to protect your carbon steel blade.
The kydex sheath will require no maintenance. Our leather sheaths will benefit from a biannual treatment with leather conditioner. Any variety will work well. We offer a small tin of Saddle Soap and also Mutton Tallow for sale and each of these products work well when treating and protecting leather.
Your knife has asymmetrical beveled edge (think Samurai sword). You won't notice it with the naked eye but it is there. You will achieve the sharpest edge by only sharpening the side of the blade which has my logo stamped. I prefer to use a rod-style diamond or ceramic sharpener for this task but many varieties of bench stones will work as well.
Like everything I offer for sale, I will stand by my Whiskey Knives for as long as I'm alive. If your knife ever fails you for any reason or if you just decide you don't like it, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will either send you a replacement or refund your money.
* I am happy to sign the back of your leather or kydex sheath. If you would like this, please simply notate in the next screen before checkout. I am also happy to sign the wooden box lid that will come with your whiskey knife. Just notate in the next screen.