Down Under Knives The Walkabout Bowie Knife 8" Polished Blade, Leather Handle - DUKWA
DUKWA: Down Under Knives The Walkabout
Down Under Knives
Another one that's been a long time coming - the perfect companion or just a slightly scaled back alternative to the long-standing flagship model, the Outback. The Walkabout packs all of the strength and balance of its bigger brother in a lighter, more convenient format that's a lot easier to carry all day, every day. Fans of the original will feel right at home with the stacked leather handle, solid brass grip-enhancing pommel and guard, and the classic lines of the heavy stainless steel blade. Featuring the improved crocodile skin pattern, sharpening spike and bone decorations, the newly designed heavy leather sheath is also a perfect match for the Outback's distinctive styling.
It's not all about being a mini-Outback, though - if you can call an 12.5" knife mini-anything, that is. The Walkabout is easily one of the most utilitarian, no-nonsense hunting / general purpose knives out there, and the classic looks and all natural materials are sure to appeal to all outdoorsmen, collectors and anyone just looking for a damn fine bowie that does exactly what it's supposed to. Down Under has been regularly asked to produce something like this for years now, but have chosen to take the time and get it right rather than just scale down the existing design. This is a knife that will stand on its own merit and happily go toe to toe with anything in its size class.
**Knives have a high mirror polish which may have slight scuffing from factory.
- Overall length: 12.5" (323 mm)
- Blade length: 8" (208 mm)
- Blade thickness: 0.2165" (5.5 mm)
- Width: 1.8" (47 mm)
- Weight: 20 oz. (568 g)
- Blade Material: 440C heat treated stainless full tang construction, 58-59HRC
- Handle Material: Stacked Leather
- Genuine leather sheath
- Made in Asia
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
High end stainless steel with a high resistance to corrosion and will sharpen to a razor edge.