Pigman® “The Shank” Ultimate Hog Hunting Knife
A heavy duty, fixed blade hunting knife with a high carbon stainless steel blade and DelrinTM handle. Comes with a heavy duty nylon sheath. KutMaster offers a lifetime warranty.
PIGMAN: THE ROAD TO REALITY
A strange name, an unmistakable voice, and an explosive and energetic on-screen personality have created a dramatic fan following as the “Pig Man” burst onto the scene with a self-confidence capable of revolutionizing outdoor television programming as we know it.
Born in Mexia, Texas just a few hours South of Dallas, Brian Quaca was raised in the footsteps of his Dad, Tom “Dapper” Quaca, as an avid outdoorsman. In the midst of his adolescence, non-indigenous pigs were quickly becoming a problem in Central Texas. Locals in the Mexia area distinctly recall the Brian Quaca they knew as a willing and able teen motivated to self-eradicating their oversize pest problem even from a young age. Fearless as though he seemed, neighbors would call upon Tom “Dapper” Quaca to send his boy over with every intention of taking care of business. And so the young man’s eagerness for hog-driven adrenaline rushes began as a delicacy compared to the deer and turkey hunts he had been used to. This was his specialty, and people acknowledged him because of it. His desire to find more efficient and accurate ways to handle the growing pig population eventually led him into a trade of a riflesmith.
Fresh out of trade school, Brian Quaca quickly gained a reputation as a respectable riflesmith who could turn an average rifle on ranchland into a superior and deadly-accurate weapon capable of stopping any animal in its tracks. As he quickly approached a total rebuild count of 100 guns, his clients were captivated by the high-energy hunts he engaged himself in. It didn’t take long for a few return customers to request the rifle and the riflesmith on their next hunt. Guiding his clients in Texas on these monster hogs he spoke of, they witnessed first-hand the intensity Quaca possessed during his missions to capture or kill pigs at all costs including his own personal injury. It was a man willing to persevere as if each client would make or break him. In the late 90s, these clients and their associates began booking hunts with the man they call “Pig Man”. His days as a part-time used car salesman and part-time riflesmith were quickly drawing to an end. And so the brand and character began to develop into the outdoor personality we know as “Pig Man”
Word got around the outdoor industry about a gentleman in Texas who had an unforgettable name which made people ask who, who is this Pig Man? Invited to partake in some contract TV work for Wolf Creek Productions, Pig Man appeared as a guest on several TV shows prior to beginning his own. As his notoriety as an individual and his reputation as an excellent marksman and archer grew, Pig Man began slowly easing his way into attracting high-profile clients to his private ranch in Groesbeck, TX. Triple-Q Outfitters was spawned as a result and continues to be his home base to this day.
The Utica Cutlery Company was founded in 1910 by a group of prominent Utica businessmen. It was felt that a metal working industry would create employment and bring economic balance to the area. The primary industry in Utica at that time was textile manufacturing.
The company has continuously manufactured pocket knives since 1910. In 1918, fixed blade kitchen cutlery was added. During World War II, the company manufactured bayonets and carbine parts and earned UTICATM the coveted Army-Navy E., as well as a number of other awards.
Today, Utica’s KUTMASTERTM division manufactures and imports a wide range of pocket, lockback, fixed blade, and liner lock knives. KUTMASTERTM holds patents on several multi purpose tools which are manufactured in Utica, New York. The KUTMASTERTM division services the Sporting Goods marketplace, as well as Hardware, and Advertising Specialty industry. A number of products are manufactured in Upstate N.Y. under private label arrangements for a wide range of customers.
Utica Cutlery Company is proud to celebrate over a century of manufacturing quality pocket cutlery in upstate New York. All lines are manufactured in much the same manner as they were in the early 20’s and 30’s incorporating individual craftsmanship and pride.