Hardwired Tactical Shooting Gamboa
These will begin shipping Nov 27th and I expect all knives shipped by Dec 1st. You will receive a tracking email when your knife has shipped.
The Gamboa knife is a collaborative effort between Joe Watson and Darryl Bolke of Hardwired Tactical Shooting.
-3/16" thick PSF-27 steel, Paul Bos heat treat and cryo, stonewash finish
-8" Long and 4" blade
-Coyote tan G10 and coyote boltaron sheath + IWB clip that is compatible with a number of other belt attachments including IWB soft loops, MOLLE locks, large teklocks (not included). Sheath is cut to allow a full grip on the knife during the draw.
From Darryl Bolke: "The name reflects the design. Gamboa is a town in Panama in the former U.S. Canal Zone. My mother was raised there by her Aunt and Uncle. Her Uncle was... a Canal Zone Police Officer who was stationed at the Penitentiary. Along with the prison, the Dredging Division for the Canal is there with all the unique ships used to keep the canal open. There is one road in....it is where the road ends and the wildest of wild rainforest begins. The end of civilization. It is where the Chagres River flows into the canal under a single vehicle wide railway bridge. It is from that bridge that my mom wanted her remains poured into the river (which we did in January 2002). This knife was designed for the end of the road adventures. Something with more utility use than the original HiTS, but with enough of the features of the original HiTS to serve in a protective mode in those out of the way places. Sometimes the end of the road is the rainforest, a place where only bush planes go, or a dark alley on the side of town where civilized people avoid. It is the right size to carry anywhere. It will cut food, make food, or keep you from being food."
From Joe Watson: "The Gamboa and HiTS are the two most robust blades in m catalog currently. Darryl wants knives to break things and I want them to cut things, we usually end up with a good balance of those. Nothing is free in knife design, to gain an attribute you have to give something else up in another area. The Gamboa is ground with a thicker edge than my other knives for those who need more durability over fine cutting ability. It is a rugged knife suitable for overt carry, use with gloves or wet and cold hands. It is on the large size for concealment unless you're in baggy or thick clothes. If you conceal a full size pistol, you can conceal the Gamboa. If you can only get away with a J-frame or noisy cricket, this will be a hard blade to conceal. This and the original HiTS are THE knives to purchase from my shop if hard use is the mission."