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TSA Knives is thinking “SFO HUNTING KNIFE”


Hess Knifeworks was established in 2005, after many years of working for other knife companies. Whether we are building our own brand or working on someone else's knives, our goal remains the same, and that is to make high quality "Made in the USA" bench made custom knives.


Greg is asking…how would YOU modify this knife?


Entry for this month is easy.  Enter as many times as you would like.   Help Greg decide what the hunters, collectors, knife folks would ask for if they could make this knife their own?  Give us your ideas.




And what will the winner receive?  How about a HESS knife?


Cocobolo Wood

2.5 inch total length Blade
1095 high carbon steel 
1/8" thick blade

Notch for Firesteel use

Brass Lanyard Tube

Brown Leather Belt Sheath



This contest will run the month of August and Greg @ TSA Knives will choose the winner.  So enter often and lets help Greg build an SFO he and Hess Knifeworks can be proud to offer.



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That looks pretty doable JJ. It would need a thinning out of the grind as well though if you reground the blade like that.

I think that some finger grooves in the handle, or a knurled pattern in the wood to improve the grip would be nice.

Ricky took my next idea with the finger grooves (great minds think alike), so I will say a slightly longer blade length would make it more appealing to me. 

I think it would look great with some pearl inlay.....lol....works nice looks nice in wood!

would make a nice skining knife
would make a nice skining knife

Keep the ideas coming folks.  We have not decided yet how the winner will be chosen, the idea here is that we need to give Greg some ideas LOL and someone will get this knife 

I think the handle is a bit long and the blade too short. Say like a 3 1/2 to 4 " blade. I like the drop point blade, but as a multi-purpose knife a little longer would be useful. Some jimping on the top. I have one of your knives I bought at a knife store in Gladstone. It is a stacked leather about the size of the old Marbles WoodCraft. Very nice knives.

Mike West-Gladwin, MI.

The Blade shape is fine, although would prefer an inch or so longer. The handle could be shorter but would look great wider and slightly flared at the end to enhance your grip!

Very nice knife, I would suggest a slightly bigger hand swell, otherwise the rest of it is personal opinion and we all know how that is!



Hearing and seeing some good ideas in here.  Greg took a look also.  We decided it will be a random drawing since he would continue to look at the ideas over time and may in fact use more than one so keep the ideas coming!

Jan, will more than one entry get us more than one chance?

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