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National Knife Day 2017:
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
It’s almost that time of year again! National Knife Day 2017 (NKD17) is coming on Thursday, August 24th, and SMKW is going to blow it up with amazing giveaways and flash sales all day long. If you’re not following us on Social Media already, you need to be. That’s where you’ll find out what’s happening hour to hour on NKD17! Log in and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram right now, and make sure you tune in on August 24th!
Uncle Henry Deluxe Wood Carving Kit: 10 tools for the price of one
The Uncle Henry Deluxe Wood Carving Kit offers 10 tools for the price of one. This kit retails for only $19.99, making it one of the best deals around the internet on carving tools. Oh, and did we mention that it comes with its own case? It has that too.
This kit features a 4 5/8″ hardwood handle with a three-way, brass jaw chucking system that allows you to secure one of ten specialized carving blades. That includes the following 65Mn carbon steel blade types: a 20E x 15/16″ Radius Ground Outside Curve Blade, 21EX Straight Blade, 11 Straight Blade Ground on Slanted Edge, 10 1″ Radius Ground on Inside Curve, 8 2″ Radius Ground on Inside Curve, 22 2″ Radius Ground on Inside Curve, LD2 1/2″x.05″ Heavy Duty Blade, LN3 1/2″ x.05″ Carving Blade, LS1 1/2″ x .05″ Carving Blade, and LBG #7 Sweep Gouge 5/16″ Cut blade. Carbon steel is traditionally used in carving knives due to its ease of sharpening and its inerrant strength.
You change the blades pretty much like you’re swapping bits on a drill, so anyone can easily do it without specialized tools. The Brass locking system is mounted to a beautiful hardwood handle. The smooth handle and traditional ergonomic shape make it easy on the hand, even with a firm grip.
This Kit comes with a plastic carrying case. The inside has a felt-like liner and displays all of the blades in size order. Uncle Henry packs the specialty blades in individual plastic vials attached to the inside of the lid for safekeeping.
The Uncle Henry Deluxe Wood Carving Kit Details
- 65 Mn Carbon steel blades
- Hardwood handle
- 10 Tools included
- Brass jaw chucking system lock
- Carrying Case included
- 4-5/8″ Handle length
For $19.99, this is a fantastic deal on a wood carving set. The Uncle Henry Deluxe Wood Carving Kit is a lot of tool for the money. Its quality carbon blades and hardwood handle will last you through years of sculpting wood. We found this deal at Smoky Mountain Knife Works (smkw.com). Click the button below find it.
The Victorinox Smokey Bear™ Series Knives
The Victorinox Smokey Bear™ Series celebrates over 70 years of Smokey Bear helping to prevent wildfires. These knives have specially designed ABS handles featuring Smokey Bear™. Pick one of these limited edition knives up to today in Classic SD and Tinker Patterns!
Get into a new hobby with a SOG Tomahawk
If you follow any knife accounts on social media, then you have probably seen tomahawk throwing making a comeback. It’s a wonderful hobby that’s fairly inexpensive and provides hours of fun. SOG makes a few different models of SOG Tomahawk that are priced right and certainly worth checking out.
Like any other hobby, practice makes perfect. SOG makes a few different models that are great for enthusiasts of different ability levels. Typically, you want to start out with a smaller and fairly light tomahawk – just not so light that you can’t put force into your throw. The SOG FastHawk is SOG’s smaller and lighter model. The FastHawk is 12 1/4″ in overall length which is perfect for learning. The head is 420 stainless steel that is durable enough to to hold up against hard targets. It features a glass-reinforced nylon handle with heavy duty bolts and steel ferrules. It comes with convenient nylon sheath and is available for only $27.99.
Once you master the smaller lightweight Fasthawk, you may want to try a tactical model. The SOG Tactical Tomahawk has the same overall shape and feel of the Fasthawk, but it’s scaled-up in size and heft. At 15 3/4″ overall, it’s a bit more difficult to throw. It’s also made with a 420 stainless steel head that is great for heavy use and abuse, and it shares the same glass-reinforced nylon handle material, heavy duty bolts and steel ferrules. Tomahawks of this size have been used in the military from the Vietnam war to the special forces units of today. This SOG Tactical is on sale for $26.99, which is a surprisingly good deal for such a great hawk.
If you have gotten pretty good at throwing light and medium weight tomahawks, then it might be time to step up to the SOG Double Hawk. The Double Hawk is SOG’s largest throwing hawk at 17 1/4″ in overall length. It features a different head shape when compared to the FastHawk and Tactical models. Instead of having a cutting edge and pick, the Double Hawk has two large cutting heads. They still use thee same 420 stainless steel and glass-reinforced nylon as the other models, but make no mistake. These hawks weigh about twice as much as the Fasthawk. They retail for about $35, which is still very affordable for someone who is continuing to perfect their throw.
The SOG Tomahawk Details
- 420 Stainless Steel Heads
- Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
- Heavy Duty Screws and Steel Ferrules
- Nylon Sheaths included
SOG has made it incredibly easy to get into Tomahawk throwing. The SOG Fasthawk, Tactical, and Double Hawk are readily available online, but we found the best deal at Smoky Mountain Knife Works (smkw.com) Click any of the links in the article above.
Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter Gold Class
Benchmade has added yet another beautiful knife to their prestigious gold class. This model is the Hidden Canyon Hunter Gold Class, but with a few definitive upgrades to the spec sheet. Hans Albung, the product line manager for Benchmade says, “The Hidden Canyon has been taken to a new level, combining natural and performance materials to create the perfect blend of usability, style, and elegance that our gold class knives are known for.”
The standard Hidden Canyon Hunter is outfitted with a CPM-S30V drop point blade. That’s pretty good, but not Gold Class worthy. This new model is outfitted with CPM-M4 super steel with a Scotch-brite hand finish. It is still a drop point, fixed blade, but Benchmade has vastly increased the edge retention and strength of the blade.
The standard handles on a Hidden Canyon Hunter are either wood or G-10. Wood is certainly beautiful, but the Gold Class Hidden Canyon Hunter takes it to the next level. It’s outfitted with polished and blended 17-4 PH stainless steel bolsters and natural Banksia pod handles with a royal blue resin fill. This exotic wood makes the Gold Class Hidden Canyon Hunter practically a work of art.
The steel and handle material makes this knife incredible, but the small details let you know that Benchmade went the extra mile. The handles feature two custom mosaic fasteners and a hand-tied leather lanyard. The sheath is brown, full-grain leather with an ostrich inlay. These details may be small, but they are certainly noticeable.
Benchmade will make only 150 of these knives as part of a limited run.
The Hidden Canyon Hunter Gold Class Details
- CPM-M4 stainless steel blade
- Fixed blade with Drop point design
- 17-4 PH stainless steel bolsters
- Natural Banksia pod with a royal blue resin fill handle material
- 2.67″ Blade length
- 6.32″ Overall length
- 4.05oz Total Weight
- Leather sheath with Ostrich inlay
- 150-piece limited production
- Made in the U.S.A.
The Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter Gold Class is an incredible and a fantastic upgrade. It’s limited to a 150-piece production which will make them hard to come by. There isn’t a lot of information about this knife available around the web yet, but you can asked to be notified when the item is in stockat Smoky Mountain Knife Works (smkw.com). Just click the button below to find it. This stock will go in the blink of an eye, so don’t wait!
Do not miss our Daily Flash Sales
Now, if you’re not keeping up with our Daily Flash Sales, then you’re probably missing out. The prices are simply outstanding and sometimes hard to believe. Each morning at 9am, we put up to eight items onto our Flash Sales page, and the prices are good for 24 hours (til 9am the next morning). If you love knives and get in the habit of checking that page every day, you will definitely find something that strikes your fancy. Your wallet will thank you. I promise.
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