Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Down Under Dundee
After having seen the movie and with years of occasional desire for this knife, I was pleased to discover that it was indeed being replicated in true useable form by Down Under. I always thought it would be neat to have one just to have it, and I always loved Paul Hogan--all the way back to his Benny Hill-type show. If I was going to have one, I wanted one that met the standards of appearance, style, shape, weight, and quality manufacture that the real movie ones had. I knew something about the real ones in the movie and their scarceness and value, but I didn't want a cheap imitation--I wanted the real thing, or as close as you can get. I am definitely satisfied and thrilled with this knife. I'll never test it in the field, but I can say that it is real, meets all my expectations, and is a prized possession of mine. Some reviewers have criticized the sheath, but I found it to be made of impressive thickness of leather, well-sewn, and well-fitted. Although the finish is not like a hand-rubbed saddle, I can take care of that myself. I'm delighted with this knife--the weight, the materials, the finish, the balance, the style, the quality--I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.