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Cold Steel 16CCB Laredo Bowie Fixed 10-1/2 VG-1 San Mai III Blade

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Part Number: CS16CCB
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS16CCB: Laredo Bowie

Awesome is the only adjective that even begins to describe this Laredo Bowie.
It features a long, heavy blade made from vacuum heat-treated VG-1 San Mai III laminated stainless steel, which is flat ground to produce incredible cutting power and perfect balance. And, as an added bonus, it is given an absolutely ferocious cutting edge that terminates in a dagger sharp point.

To further enhance its versatility and efficiency as a weapon, it sports a four and a half inch long non-sharpened clip point that helps facilitate the deadly back cut, as well as a wide variety of more conventional cuts and stabbing attacks.

The rich, polished black Micarta handle is as tough as it is beautiful. It is specially contoured to fit the hand like a glove and to provide a positive grip when cutting, chopping or thrusting.

To complement the Laredo’s incredibly sharp blade and superb handle, we have carefully forged a unique guard and integral bolster out of a single piece of brass. Both bolster and guard are handsomely detailed and are finished with a fine mirror polish.

To keep your Laredo Bowie safely at your side and ready for action, we have provided a traditionally styled black leather scabbard that features heavy stitching, brass rivets, thick leather, and a convenient brass belt peg so you can safely slip the sheath under your belt.

Blade: 10 1/2"
Overall: 15 11/16"
Weight: 16.3 oz.
Thick: 5/16"
Made in Japan
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Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
4.500 (6 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Apr 30, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Great knife but disappointing sheath.
This knife is amazing. The only negative thing I could say about it is the sheath is just awful. Not only does the knife not fit it, it doesn't easily securely attach to your belt. The knife itself is well worth every cent.
5 out of 5
napoli ( Italy)
Dec 10, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
If perfection have a name is " Laredo Bowie" Fit and finish is absolutely superb and I don't exagerate ! This knife is a 6 in a scale of 5.
5 out of 5
Washington, DC
Sep 21, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, None
Replacement knife is excellent quality
I had the same problem as Jim the other reviewer (aka Jim T): the first knife that arrived had a long scratch down the side of the blade, presumably from the sheath, and the guard was tarnished. Would have worked fine for field work I suppose, but mine is mostly a collector item. I'd heard the scratching was a widespread problem with the SK-5 version but was surprised to see it on the VG-1. Knife Center was great about sending out a replacement and the second knife is in perfect shape and very nice looking. I had a custom sheath made for it to ensure this one won't get similarly scratched. I'm not super-impressed with the out-of-the-box sharpness. It's reasonably sharp rather than shaving sharp, and that may be to facilitate hard field work/chopping. I have every expectation that the blade will take whatever kind of edge you want to give it.
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