|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.4 x 1.8 x 2.4 inches|
|Item model number||9001022|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number of Handles||1|
|Included Components||see descritption|
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9001022 United Cutlery Marine Force Recon Sawback Bowie Knife
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- Made of highest quality material
- Manufacturer: United Cutlery
- United Cutlery marine force recon sawback bowie knife
- Overall length: 16-3/8"
- Blade length: 11-1/2"
- AUS-6 Stainless Steel blade
- Overmolded rubber handle
- Nylon sheath with snap closure
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ANYTHING, anytime, anywhere." you'll never find a mission the marine force Recon can't accomplish - especially with the help of this massive sawback Bowie. It features a 11 1/2" coated AUS-6 stainless steel blade that is Corrosive resistant and offers a non-glare finish. An over-molded rubber handle grip feels great in your hand and the coated metal hand-guard will keep your fingers from slipping onto the blade. Includes a durable nylon sheath.
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This is definitely an impressive knife, at least visually. The verdict is still out on how it will perform though. When you buy it, definitely decide on what your purpose for buying it is: Looks, or Functionality. If you're going for looks to add to a collection, I have no issues with it, and say go for it. It definitely looks awesome. But it seems to be built more for show and pride than for functionality. That remains to be seen though, and I'll get to that later.
First off, it's HUGE...almost 16.5 inches long. About an inch short of a small machete. I literally have a machete that's barely bigger. The knife has a good weight to it, and the overall design SEEMS perfect for use....
BUT, I do have a few issues with it. The Marine Force Recon thing sounds really cool when you're buying it. Upon seeing it though, being a military man myself, I can tell you that no soldier would carry this thing due to it's size. It's straight-up impractical. And the Force Recon logo on the handle is gaudy as hell. I covered it up with some OD green 100mph tape. Anything gaudy on a knife renders it non-tactical. That's why I said earlier it seems built for show. Also, you are going to have to spend some time sharpening if you want to use it functionally it as it's not extremely sharp when you get it.
Ergonomically it's pretty good. The handle is about as good a design as I've seen in that I don't think it would slip out of your hand if you were in an intense situation. That's one thing that I have an issue with on most knives (including bowies)...that the handles have very little actual grip and if you got into combat with it, either with a wild animal or human attacker, they can easily slip out of your hand. Most people won't ever be in those situations, but to me a good survival knife means (if you had to) you could do some damage against a wildcat or such. (I'd recommend staying out of those situations though.)
Regarding steel, I'm not an expert on that so I won't comment. People can argue about steel grades all day but the bottom line is that only time and use will tell.
The sheath is garbage. It's black nylon weave with a liner to protect the blade. It's bulky and hangs on your left side.
I'm going to put it through it's paces when I go camping and hiking. But I can tell you one thing...it cannot be the only knife you carry if your goal is survival. It's label as a survival knife isn't so accurate. It might end up being a great secondary knife that you carry in your pack. I'd be more likely to go with 7in Ka-Bar or smaller bowie (made of high quality steel or carbon steel) at your side. I'm gonna say though if your goal for it is hacking or sawing, it might be better to carry a small hatchet.
I'll add more info after I've tested it for a while. Overall not bad. If your goal is collecting, definitely go for it. If your goal is to use is as a survival knife, then be informed before you buy it, and be willing to test it out for a while to see if it will work for you.
I had a difficult time sharpening...not product fault...as I dont have a large enough sharpener...this knife will not fit into standar size sharpener because of the thickness of the metal...just a heads up to you.
If you want a knife that can be used for hunting and such, don't pass this one up. I'm sure glad I didn't.