I ordered the top knife you see in the pic below – a Hen & Rooster Star Spangled Corelon Pen Knife – and “Oops” – I actually got the bottom knife – a Hen & Rooster Abalone Pen Knife . . . ( SMKW made it right – click anywhere on this to read about the Oops that occurred and how SMKW stepped right up and fixed it )
Let’s take a look at the Abalone pen knife first ( and yes it is imitation abalone ) – right up front I’ll tell you, the pictures do it no justice – it’s a real sweetheart – one of the best looking sets of imitation abalone scales I have seen – the brass bolsters, and pins, and the “antique” medallion just look right as rain on it . . .
And the other side – you can almost get lost in it . . .
Now a look at the Star Spangled pen knife . . .
The same brass accents – this particular one did not get as good of color separation as the one pictured on the web site – but still one good looking knife . . .
Not sure if it was intentional or not – but the sanding marks are very subtle to the eye – even at a second glance you would think they are bone and not resin . . .
All in all a pair of sweet little knives – did I say little? – yes they are – take up no room in your pocket at all . . .
Closed not even 3 inches . . .
With the “BIG” blade deployed – not even 5 inches . . .
Both blades?? About 6 1/4 inches – Hell I’ve got fixed blade knives with longer blades – just saying . . .
But here’s the thing – everybody that has handled any of the “302 series” from Hen & Rooster – or any Hen & Rooster knife – all say the same thing – How in the world do they get so much “goody” in something that small?
And if you want to look at the entire Hen & Rooster “302” series that Smoky Mountain carries? – to see them all <<<CLICK HERE>>> – go on and pick you 1 or 2 out – you won’t be disappointed . . .
Hen & Rooster knives and Smoky Mountain Knife Works – What a great combination . . .
What’s in your pocket?
Have Fun! – Run the Gun – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!