From Southern Grind:
Southern Grind is a newer Georgia-based knife company and metal shop owned by country music singer Zac Brown of the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band. We offer unrivaled knife lines and unique metal works made by American hands using extremely unique and high quality materials and an unparalleled attention to detail. Zac created Southern Grind to be representative of what he believes knives should be – ruggedly dependable and highly functional, born from state of the art technology and quality that is second to none. The result is an ever-growing line of products that all knife enthusiasts would proudly wield, Zac included. The Jackal line of knives are made from 8670M high carbon steel. First we track down specific vintage sawmill blades that have been essentially work hardened after many years of use. This along with a special heat treat process creates a steel that is extremely durable and perfectly suited for a superior piece of cutlery. The processing starts with water-jet cutting and milling the precise shape. Then, special heat treating and a quench in liquid nitrogen which brings the steel to -300+ degrees before going back into the oven for the annealing process. Next come multiple stages of precision grinding and a lengthy acid bath followed by a quick tumble to give the steel a very unique distressed finish. Afterwards, laser etched logos and then on to assembly and sharpening. The handle is made from a custom layered G10 composite and 3D milled to provide a secure all conditions grip.