Most knives start to dull after the first kill but The Outfitter will continue to cut with razor-sharp accuracy. Once it does need sharpening, the addition of the Spanish ricasso makes at home or backcountry sharpening no problem. Some local Jackson guides subscribe to an old wives tale that washing your knife between kills in the same season is bad luck. If you are bringing your knife to our shop to sharpen mid-season, wash that shit first. Cutting up your food with a dirty knife is just gross and we don't want to touch it either.
As the first major addition to our hunting knife collection since switching to G10 handles for our "G-Fusion" line, New West KnifeWorks is proud to offer our line of Desert Ironwood S35VN hunting knives. After months of testing various hardwoods and laminate woods for durability, water resistance, and overall look and feel, the richly textured desert ironwood rose to the top.
To care for this material, we recommend avoiding harsh soaps or solvents on the handle (a little dish soap now and then is fine). The deep colors and rich shine quickly come back to life with a bit of mineral oil applied with a rag. No lacquer or sealant is applied to the ironwood, so it will readily absorb the oil and look shiny and new all over again.
Here in Wyoming, we can hunt the following species with The Outfitter by our side:
elk, mule deer ("muley"), white-tailed deer, bison (buffalo), pronghorn ("speed goat"), bighorn sheep, grouse, moose ("swamp donkey"), mountain goat, turkey, sandhill crane, pheasant, black bear, mountain lion, coyote.