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R. Murphy Large Sportsman Knife 5-1/4" Carbon Blade, Rosewood Handle, Notched Thumb Guard - RMSPORTL

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Part Number: RMSPORTL
Manufacturer: R. Murphy Knives
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RMSPORTL: R. Murphy Large Sportsman Knife: 5-1/4" Blade, Rosewood Handle
R. Murphy Knives
A hunting Knife excellent for sticking and skinning. Very stiff and rugged high carbon blade stands up to any cutting task. Two sizes available. Tan leather belt sheath included for the large or small Sportsman. 10-1/4" overall length, 5-1/4" stiff 12 gauge high carbon steel blade with notched thumb guard. Features rosewood handle scales with a lanyard hole and attached with brass rivets. Made in the U.S.A.
  • Blade Length: 5-1/4"
  • Blade Steel: 12 Gauge High Carbon
  • Overall Length: 10-1/4"
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000169028

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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
3.750 (4 reviews)
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5 out of 5
North Carolina
Sep 09, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard
Herter's Improved Bowie
I purchased both these knives as gifts for fellow Vietnam vets. I bought my first knife of this design as a "Herter's Improved Bowie" 54 years ago. My knife sharpens easily and holds an edge well, and is kept in my tackle box. The sheath could stand upgrading, but, what does one expect at these prices?
1 out of 5
Cory T
Iowa Park, Tx
Sep 03, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Below average far from great
I agree that this would have been an excellent knife had better QC been taken with my knife. My knife's blade was dull and placed in in the block slightly crooked. The tip curves back slightly to the right. Bottom line it's crooked. It should have never left the r Murphy facility like this. I expect more from an American company. It is a twenty dollar knife but its the principle. Mora would stomp this blade any day hands down for the same money. I own Murphy's camp knife as well and it's a jewel. Love it. Bottom line: get your QC under control if you expect serious users to buy your blade. Highly disappointed. Would not buy again.
4 out of 5
Apr 25, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish, Sheath/Scabbard
Good knife for the price
I have not been out in the field yet with this knife, just around the home testing so far. I like the quality of the blade and the handle material. The finish on the blade is cloudy and not done intentionally. When I showed the knife to a friend he commented that it "felt like a steak knife" from an outback resturant. I agree that the handle is blocky and awkward. A few minutes with some sand paper and the handle felt very much at home in my hand. So not a deal breaker. The blade is full tang, and the very end of the handle has a lanyard hole. The quality of the sheath leaves a lot to be disired, but so do most other sub $20 knives. All in all I really like this knife so far and intend to field test it soon. I will probable purshase another depending on the field test results. Plus it is made in the USA.
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