About Bob

Bob Hollar has been making knives for many years now, and his dedication to quality makes every unique knife incredibly versatile while making it easy on the eyes.

His lifelong quest has been focused around the creation of a high quality knife … one that would hold a very good edge in the toughest of conditions. And, for a user to be able to easily resharpen it … even for someone without a lot of experience in doing so!

Bob loves to share his talent with both fellow makers and customers alike! He has had a profile published about him and his knives in Blade magazine along with an article about his knives in Tactical Knives and pictures in Knives Illustrated.

Founded on Quality

Each blade (unless requested otherwise) is hand-forged out of 52100 aircraft bearing quality steel and thermal treated using Bob’s own processes in house. Bob makes his knives to be used not to be put in a display case. No mirror-finished blades so that when the first scratch comes there will be no winces…satin finishes only. Bob uses stabilized burled wood to add a personal touch to your knife.

Goshawk knives are forged from either 52100 aircraft bearing quality high carbon steel or from 5160 spring steel to hold a sharp edge for a long time, for toughness and for ease of resharpening.

The Care and Feeding of Goshawk Knives

Goshawk Knives are warranted against defect in workmanship for as long as the maker is still making knives.  Warranty does not cover loss, theft, deliberate damage or cosmetic damage that doesn’t hinder the performance of the knife. If a part of the knife is broken or fails, return all parts and sheath to the maker prepaid and it will be repaired or replaced and returned to you if the defect is under warranty.  Leather sheaths are under a three year warranty against defects in workmanship.

They are not to be used as toys, pry bars, screwdrivers etc. DO NOT THROW Goshawk knives in a drawer with other utensils.  Goshawk knives are precision cutting instruments and should be used as such.  Under no circumstances should a Goshawk knife be put in the dishwasher or left in a sink full of water to be cleaned. carbon steel will stain, discolor and rust if not cared for.  Use a light oil to coat the blade when not in use for periods of time.  Brass parts may become tarnished and can be renewed with a quality metal polish.

You can sharpen a Goshawk knife on a quality flat sharpening stone or a Lansky sharpening system.

Goshawk knives should not be stored in leather sheaths for long periods of time.  The leather will attract moisture and could rust the blade.  The leather sheath should be cleaned with a damp cloth when it becomes dirty and reconditioned with a small amount of 100% neats foot oil.  DO NOT USE leather conditioners with silicone in them.

Stabilized wood handles don’t really need a lot of special care.  You shouldn’t use anything to pound on them other than your hand.  If you have other handle material it can use a small amount of a quality tongue oil rubbed in periodically. Email Bob today about any questions you might have.