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Cold Steel 97BWM12S Bowie Machete 12" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handles, Cor-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS97BWM12S
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $28.99
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CS97BWM12S: 97BWM12S Bowie Machete
Cold Steel
Cold Steel's Bowie Point Machete is quick, fast, and lively in the hand, making it an outstanding slashing blade and admirable chopper. But its most winning attribute is its clipped point, which makes it an excellent piercing tool. It will penetrate just about any obstacle in its path and will lend itself to knife-like utility jobs when a smaller handier blade is unavailable!

If you always wanted a Bowie knife, but could never afford one, the Cold Steel Bowie Machete can be yours for a fraction of he price.

Fully sharpened, with a tough baked on matte black rust resistant coating and equipped with a sturdy Core-Ex sheath, you will be proud to add this Machete to your collection.
  • Item Number: 97BWM12S
  • Name: Bowie Machete
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 17 5/8"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
  • Weight: 14.3 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Handle: 5 5/8" Long Polypropylene
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex™

UPC Code: 705442010821

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
4.727 (11 reviews)
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Virginia Beach Virginia
Nov 25, 2013
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
bang for the buck
if you want a heavy duty field knife that will chop anything this is the blade for you, well priced and with just a little touch up took an edge nicely.
5 out of 5
Jim W
Kirkland, WA
Jun 23, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
A beast
It's not pretty, but you can't beat the value. It took a bit of work to get the edges where I want them, but I'm confident it will do whatever I want it to.
5 out of 5
Guam USA
Jun 22, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
My blade came with a convex edge. The cutting edge of the blade is rough because the factory sharpening did not take the time to remove the feather left by this sharpening technique. Remove the feather by stroking the blade edge very softly backwards away from your stone instead of into the stone as normal. It is essential that only the tip of the edge touch the stone. Also, to help remove the feather, when you rock the edge until it meets the stone, raise the back of the blade slightly, light touch on stone and the feather will come off. This is a very fine blade and grip. I will however, wrap the grip with tennis racquet grip tape and cut down an old GI plastic machete sheath to length. I keep all my machetes in these sheaths. Much better safety and protection. You won't be sorry! 1055 carbon steel at 53-54 Rc is as tough as blades get.
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