ANDERSON, Ind. – Creek Stewart, the renowned survivalist that created the Weather Channel’s “Fat Guys in The Woods,” launched his own knife collection this week.
Named the Whiskey Knife line, Stewart gave a sneak peak to attendees of his “Escape the Woods” training event in northern Indiana this past weekend.
“The response was overwhelming and I can’t wait to share them with you later this week,” he said in an email.
Stewart planned to finalize the photos and descriptions for his website by Thursday, Oct. 6. However, he beat his own timetable and released the descriptions a day ahead of schedule.
There are several factors that distinguish these knives from the competition, starting with the name.
“They’re called ‘whiskey’ knives because each one is scaled in handles made from recycled white oak whiskey barrels,” Stewart explained. “They’re all hand-forged in Kentucky, USA in small batches and each one has its own unique character.”
The beauty and rugged appearance of the knives are undeniable, but what really sets them apart from the competition are the extras.
For starters, Stewart provides detailed information about the knives that go beyond a sales pitch. Unlike most retailers that give consumers a few sentences on the product, he gives valuable explanations on the specific use of the knife, care and maintenance, as well as advice on sharpening the blades.
Another plus is that each knife comes with a Kydex and a leather sheath, hand-crafted and stitched in Ohio, making this an almost unheard of deal compared to the competition.
And now that we know Stewart will go above and beyond for his customers, it should come as no surprise that some of the knives have already sold out. But don’t worry. He produces the Whiskey Knives in small batches, so backorders should last no more than a week.
Stewart initially launched four of the six in the collection: Whiskey Camp, Whiskey Corvid, Whiskey Chopper and Whiskey Hustler. The remainder will be launched in November. Those will be the Whiskey Rambler and Whiskey 646 Axe.
The overall lengths range from 8.5 inches to a hefty 14 inches. The weights also range from 6 ounces to 15 ounces.
Prices range from $85 for the Whiskey Camp and Whiskey Hustler (which seems like a very nice price for such a substantial blade) to $140 for the Whiskey Chopper.
All the blades include the sheaths and paracord lacing. and are shipped in a special gift box in which customers will find a “few extras.”
Given Stewart’s survival experience, there is little doubt that these knives will be as tough and versatile as he is, and a perfect consideration for any bug out bag or survival gear collection.