Bubba Blade Penetrator Fixed Blade Knife 7" Black Sawback Combo, Black TPR Handle and Nylon Sheath - BB1-7P


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BUB17P: Penetrator Fixed Blade
Bubba Blade
The Penetrator fixed blade knife features the Bubba Blade patented, revolutionary no-slip-grip handle that stays sticky when wet and has thumb and finger pads for leverage when you need it the most. Like all Bubba Blade knives, it's built like a tank and holds up under the harshest conditions. The high carbon black coated stainless steel blade is 7" long and 5 mm thick, has a sawback, serrated edge and is razor sharp making it a very versatile knife that you will want to have with you in any tactical/survival situation.

The Steel

Bubba Blade looked into what kind of metal is used on the most expensive knives and discovered that not all stainless steel is created equally. There are many factors involved in steel-making, and you need high-end steel to keep a sharp edge on a knife. 

After months of research, they went with 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. They felt that it was the best steel on the planet for what fishermen and hunters want. This is a high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell rating for hardness of 56-58, which is typically found in much more expensive knives. Simply put, this steel is the best they could find that would hold a razor sharp edge longer and take an edge when resharpening it.

All Bubba Blades are sharpened by hand at the factory to razor sharpness. For good measure, they coated the blade with a non-stick surface that is bonded with titanium that will help prevent rusting & pitting and let the meat slide off the blade effortlessly.
  • Black coated razor sharp 5 mm thick 7" long blade with sawback, serrated edge
  • Blood groove will allow for deep penetration when striking
  • Patented no-slip-grip 6" black handle
  • Multiple finger pads and trigger grip for leverage when you need it
  • Full tang construction made from a single piece of steel to provide strength, stability and -balances the knife
  • The safety guards protect you from the blade
  • 8Cr13MoV Steel with a Rockwell hardness rating of 56-58
  • Includes a custom black nylon sheath with plastic insert
  • Blade Length: 7.00"
  • Cutting Edge: 6.75"
  • Overall Length: 13.63"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.20"
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58
  • Blade Style: Sawback Bowie
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: Rubberized Thermoplastic Polymer
  • Handle Length: 6.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.93"
  • Sheath Material: Black Nylon
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794504877632

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Bubba Blade Penetrator Fixed Blade Knife 7" Black Sawback Combo, Black TPR Handle and Nylon Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Bubba Blade Penetrator Fixed Blade Knife 7" Black Sawback Combo, Black TPR Handle and Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Aug 26, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Beat Your Bubba
This is definitely a. “beater knife.” I never purchased a Rambo style Bowie before (Bowie with saw back blade). They are usually made of cheap 3Cr, 420J2, 440A, or other low grade stainless. So, this Bubba Blade 7” Penetrator Tac/Survival Knife peaked my interest, when I saw it was 8Cr13Mov (a mid grade stainless). The other aspect I took interest in is their unique and comfortable looking handles/guards. The fair price sent me over the edge of buyer’s hesitancy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I believe Bubba Blade started primarily as a fillet/fishing knife company. I like their innovative handles; but, the red color of most of their handles just grates on my nerves. An old friend of mine, a long time Boundary Waters/Midwest rivers canoe guide once said to me, “Look at that blue canoe, Tom. That’s just wrong.” He liked red, green, and brown canoes, but blue canoes really bothered him. I’m the same way about red handled knives (although, flo orange suites me fine). Go figure. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I am quite amused by the statement in the specifications, “Blood groove will allow for deep penetration when striking.” I thought this type of nonsense was debunked long ago. The so called, “blood groove,” or properly called a, “fuller,” is for weight reduction of the blade. There is nothing in the mechanics of a fuller that will make it penetrate deeper. It has nothing to do with blood. Blood will find its own path. Guess I can’t blame them when they’re hyping a Rambo style knife. If they want deeper penetration they could sharpen the swedge on top edge. Just, sayin’. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Arrives sharp, but could take a stropping. No flaws in fit'n'finish. Seems like a really solid blade/handle attachment, but I am unsure of the tang style (says “full tang” in specs). I’m sure it is much more durable than those hollow handled survival knives. Bubba Blades handles are as comfortable and grippy as they appear. Only gripe with the grip is the little white finger pads. They are comfortable, and they include a pad for left handed folks, too. But, why white on a black tactical knife? The pads take and hold a black Sharpie marker well, but will probably wear off in time. The handle is comfortable in hammer and reverse ice pick grip; but the secondary ridge of the index finger groove will dig into your palm if you hold it in ice pick grip. Don’t know what to think of the sawback spine? The originals were modeled after Randall model 18 Attack pilots survival knife, which were meant to aide downed aviators in extraction for canopy/fuselage of aircraft. Penetrator’s 1/8” thick, flat/unsharpened sawback seems appropriate for sawing through tinfoil, or Styrofoam coffee cups. Even to deter an attacker from grabbing the spine of your blade, it could be thwarted with any pair of leather gloves. Well, at least it provides a flat area to pound a baton against when batoning wood. Sheath is adequate and quiet. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For some strange reason, I have a lot of confidence in their handles/tangs. I’ll be watching for a YouTube video of some guy abusing the snail snot out of the Penetrator to the point of failure. After reading about Bubba Blades origins (the quest for a good fillet knife), I am anxious to try one of their fillet knives (as soon as they have one with a Mossy Oak handle). I am definitely going to buy one of their 8” butcher knives with Mossy Oak handle when it arrives at KnifeCenter.com. It seems like a knife our mountain men/pioneer ancestors would have approved of. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> With tariffs starting last week on imported goods from China, now would be a good time to buy, before the prices go up on the next shipment. This knife is for fun. Become a kid, again. Throw it, and plant it in the ground, or in a tree. Chop, whack, hack, and carve stuff. This is a great truck/ATV knife. And, if the Pentagon ever calls you back to active duty to rescue P.O.W.’s in the jungles of South East Asia, you’ll have just the knife for the job.


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