Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material, Finish
What the heck is this thing for?
While I'm not really sure what to use this for in its current form, I've been looking for something like this for years. A big thin cheap Bowie knife in carbon steel. BUT, had I known that the clip edge was actually sharpened I probably would not have bought this knife. I was mistakenly under the impression that the clip would sport a false edge, which while not the best for battoning, would still be acceptable. I plan on using this knife for camping, as a light chopper, and kindling splitter. I know a hatchet is a better tool for this, but I couldn't refuse such a large Bowie for around $30 shipped. So I had to justify the purchase... The quality is as good or better than other cold steel machetes that I own. Nice heavy nylon sheath. The edges are both sharp, but not shaving sharp. The grinds, both main the clip, are uneven as all get out, But it's really only a cosmetic issue. The handle is one point that I'm not very happy about. It is huge, it has no texture what so ever and really just looks terrible. So I'm planning on cutting it off and replacing with a more classic Bowie handle. I've yet to use the Bowie, so these are just first impressions. I hope that you have found this review helpful.