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Hillbilly Two-Two-Three

I’ve been meaning to write about these guys for a while now. SHOT Show and assorted other real world inconveniences (however much fun, and however much cleavage has been involved) has gotten in the way. Let me just throw up some pictures for you to check out and suggest you investigate further via their website and Facebook. There will be plenty more to follow, but this guy’s work is just too bad ass to not at least pique your interest now. (This ‘hawk, by the way, is for sale now.)

I’m gonna send him a whole passel of magazines (yes, I said passel) to paint up for me. When I do, I will look way cooler than the law should allow. He’s less than a day’s drives away from me…I may just head over there and do a whole article about his shop one of these days, if you want.

Check out Hillbilly Two-Two-Three Duracoat Finishing (also on Facebook.)

(Yes, I know I may not actually need a bad-ass looking tommyhawk, but if I had one that looked like that I’d be wishing for a zombie apocalypse every day so I could use it.)

Hat tip to the Mad Duo, who’ve been on me to talk about these guys for a while.

TFB Knuckledragger: Check out this 'hawk from Hillbilly 223

One of Hillbilly 223's knife coats.





























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13 Responses to “Hillbilly Two-Two-Three”

  1. tom says:

    Hey Bud, you got the hillbilly website link coded wrong.

    Just figured you would want to know….

    Love you site.

  2. red2alpha73 says:

    I’d be afraid of scratching/chipping the paint job on those blades. It’s just to nice for every day use but it would make an awesome gift. (My birthday is in September, by the way.)

  3. Jay.Mac says:

    Looks an awful lot like the work of Up-Armored Knives.

    They both use Duracoat so these finishes should be tough enough to stand up to some abuse.

  4. Nathan white says:

    Hillbilly 223 has done several hung and knives for me he does great original work and it is very durable

  5. Hillbilly223 says:

    Thanks for the write up really appreciate it
    In regards to up armored our work is both unique one of kind custom work and very different, I also do custom firearm finishes

    Thanks hillbilly223

  6. Blade says:

    Looks to much like up armored styling. Prove your self and do your own thing.

  7. Combat says:

    There work looks nothing alike One may be better !!!

  8. Mw2 says:

    What does it matter it’s a free country !!

  9. Gun Runner says:

    I agree with Combat, they don’t really look anything alike. Hillbilly has a long way to go to compair to uparmored’s detail work. But that only makes sence since uparmored been painting stuff for like 20 years and Hillbilly for about a year.

  10. Combat says:

    That’s not the one I though was better !

  11. Spitzner says:


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  12. H&KMP5 says:

    I checked out both Hillbillie223 and Up-Armored’s web pages and past web activities so I agree that Up-Armored has been around for a while longer. When I comaparied pricing it looks like Hillbillie also just cut and pasted Up-Armored. wow

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