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Cold Steel 88GRB 1849 Rifleman's Knife Fixed 12" Blade, Rosewood Handle, Leather Scabbard


MSRP* : $199.99 | You Save* : $80.04 (40%)
Part #: CS88GRB | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88GRB: 88GRB 1849 Rifleman's Knife
Cold Steel
The Cold Steel 1849 Rifleman’s Knife is hand forged from 1085 High Carbon steel, with a solid brass guard and beautiful Rosewood handle scales that encapsulate the sturdy full tang. The Rifleman’s Knife is sold complete with a high-quality hand-stitched leather sheath and belt frog, with polished brass throat and chape. Perfect for re-enactors and collectors alike. Add one to your collection today!
  • Item Number: 88GRB
  • Name: 1849 Rifleman's Knife
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Handle Length: 5.50"
  • Overall Length: 17.50"
  • Blade Material: 1085 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.23"
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Sheath Material: Leather Scabbard with Brass Fittings
  • Weight: 24.2 oz.
  • Import

UPC Code: 705442017097

Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Cold Steel 88GRB 1849 Rifleman's Knife Fixed 12" Blade, Rosewood Handle, Leather Scabbard4.333 (3 reviews)
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Cold Steel 88GRB 1849 Rifleman's Knife Fixed 12" Blade, Rosewood Handle, Leather Scabbard
5 out of 5
A terrific recreation from Cold Steel!
I've just received my Rifleman knife,and frankly,I'm blown away by the look and quality of the thing,its undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and dramatic pieces that Cold Steel have ever put on the market!.I'd read a few of the complaints about small imperfections in the finish,I don't generally take too much notice of them,and I can say that I was right,once again, to ignore them,because my knife,sheath,and frog-the slip-on leather holder that attaches the knife and sheath to the belt-are absolutely perfect,flawless in every way!This Rifleman is also incredible value for money,maybe even the best on the market,and having given it my usual initial clean, now occupies Pride of Place in my collection.If you're thinking about getting one,do it now,you won't regret it!PS,I can't wait to receive my Frontier Bowie,which looks as if it has a similar provenance!!
Cold Steel 88GRB 1849 Rifleman's Knife Fixed 12" Blade, Rosewood Handle, Leather Scabbard
5 out of 5
Pros: Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
One of my favorite knives
As of this review, I believe I have the only video on YouTube on this knife. There was a minor flaw in manufacturing the frog on the sheath. A sharp burr on a rivet scratched the brass guard, but I fixed that easily & didn't really affect my opinion of the knife much because I imagine it wouldn't take much to buff out the scratches.I love to hold this knife. It is beautiful in the hand & perhaps calling it a hand sword may be a better description of it. It didn't come sharp, but I can now slice paper after a few minutes on my Work Sharp & strop. Cold Steel will say it's not meant to baton and I love the way my CS Trail Master chops, but after some batoning the edge is still sharp.Even considering the minor flaw on the frog, I'm very happy with this sword, I mean knife.
Cold Steel 88GRB 1849 Rifleman's Knife Fixed 12" Blade, Rosewood Handle, Leather Scabbard
3 out of 5
Prince Edward Island
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Hoping for a Gen 2
I'm a collector, so quality and appearance are paramount to me. Since I already had Cold Steel's marvelous Frontier Bowie, which has a lot of look-alike features, I assumed, incorrectly, the Rifleman's would follow in fit and finish quality. Unfortunately, neither does. For example, the rivet that holds the belt loop on the frog is positioned to scratch the hell out of the knife's brass guard (I covered the rivet with a thin felt pad, but it will get knocked off if I'm not careful when sheathing) - there should be another thick layer of leather between the frog's loop and backing, to space the rivet away from the guard. Also, despite there being enough protective grease on the blade to lube 4 or more knives, there is a spot of corrosion under it - obviously the corrosion was there before the grease was applied, or the grease used is ineffective. However, the Frontier Bowie, which was what sold me on the Rifleman's pre-order, cost quite a lot more, so I accept that I got what I paid for in the Rifleman's. I would rather, though, to have paid extra and received another marvelous knife (if Cold Steel comes out with a "Gen 2" in the future, with better fit and finish, I'll scoop that one and flog this one). Overall: worth the price, and a great looking knife - - 'nuff said.
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