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Down Under Knives The Walkabout Bowie Knife 8" Polished Blade, Leather Handle - DUKWA

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Part Number: DUKWA
Manufacturer: Down Under Knives
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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.
Specifications
  • 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 Sheath
Leather Sheath
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.
440C Stainless Steel
440C Stainless Steel
High end stainless steel with a high resistance to corrosion and will sharpen to a razor edge.
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Barnabejay
Pacific Rim
Nov 13, 2016
Pros: Finish, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Materials
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Nice looking
This is unquestionably a good looking Bowie knife. The evenly soft and grippy stacked leather handle, along with the matching patterned sheath, serve to accentuate the aggressively shaped, mirror polished blade and brushed brass fittings. The sharpening spike adds some extra flair as well, although it functions as a poor sharpener. This is unfortunate, since the blade needs a fair amount of sharpening out of the box, particularly near the tip. Despite the secondary bevel, this Bowie just doesn't have quite the right edge geometry to be a truly effective cutting tool. It will do in a pinch, and it is quite lovely to look at. It's far from all bad, but not quite all good either.
5 out of 5
Theo W
North Lexington New York
Sep 19, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Perfect bowie
This knife is awesome it comes sharp and stays sharp has a good sharpener that comes with it have used it's for a multitude of different tasks from chopping small limbs and carving to skinning game and processing food. Its a great looking knife beautiful handle and polished blade the sheath is quality leather.... Overall u can't find a better bowie for the price I would have paid $100 more for this knife and still be satisfied with my purchase
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