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Woodman's Pal Pro Tool CSB-3 JEST Bolo Fixed 13" Carbon Blade, Hardwood Ash Handle

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Part Number: WPCSB3
Manufacturer: Woodman's Pal
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WPCSB3: CSB-3 Pro Tool Combat Survival JEST Bolo
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The Bolo knife has been used and proven by the natives of the Philippines for hundreds of years. It was issued at the JEST School (Jungle Environmental Survival Training), the premier Jungle Survival School for U.S. military forces in the Asia-Pacific region at the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines.

The modern JEST Bolo, with its precise re-curve angle for fast and powerful chopping, cutting, puncturing and thrusting, is the superior blade choice for survival applications and Close-Quarters Combat. Designed by Tuhon Tim Waid.
  • Integral guard
  • Flat pommel
  • Hook handle for secure use and complete retention
  • 1800 Waterproof Denier Cordura sheath with reinforced lining and extended belt loop and security strip. Belt loop accommodates standard 2-1/4” military web belt
  • Blade Length: 13"
  • Blade Steel: 1075 High Carbon Steel with Black Powder Coating, 47HRC
  • Thickness: 1/8"
  • Overall Length: 18-3/4"
  • Handle Material: Hardwood Ash
  • Sheath Material: Nylon
  • Weight: 16.9 oz. Knife Only, 23.2 oz. with Sheath
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 608729662891

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
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.
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Marc P
Nov 09, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Ok By US Standards- Farmer's and kids beginner by Philippine standards
The great thing about this knife is the way it is made. Can't deny the superb quality behind good old American know how. Steel and quality is great which probably accounts for the higher price tag. In terms of Philippine design, this is more of a farmer's tool rather than a combat weapon. The design is American no doubt. The curved blade is 20 degrees too much and the knife is 5 inches too short. Philippine military bolos are supposed to have more of a point for stabbing which is what surprised me when this knife is supposed to be a JEST issue bolo! The sheath is also extremely weak. They should've went with leather or kydex. The quality however is excellent but the design is flawed. Once again, more of a Farmer's/Child's beginner bolo. Fine for students of Kali, provided you're here in America. Whoever designed this should've studied the different bolo styles of the Philippines before naming this a JEST bolo. Yes, excellent for camping.Yes, I am Filipino.
4 out of 5
Marc P
Oct 24, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
More of A Farmer's Knife Rather than Military-Excellent Camper Quality
I do not understand the prior opinions. From where I'm standing this is a rather well made bolo, not perfect, but extremely well made. This knife will last and can take a lot of punishment. This would be classified as rather "small for a child" by Philippine standards limited to chopping and slashing. The blade towards the point should be a little less curved and somewhat more pointed. The blade should also be longer. Yes, I am Filipino, been raised around these my whole life. The sheath could stand a few improvements. They should have made this out of kydex but that's of little consequence. The sheath will do. This is a well made knife which should prove a great all around hunter. For defensive purposes and those who practice silat, "pretty good" if you're in America. Criticisms: knife is short by 5 inches. Blade should be 20 degrees straightened and evened out to a point. This would a "Farmer's Bolo" rather than a "Military" by Philippine standards. Nevertheless however, extremely well made. A good camper, firewood chopper,splitting coconuts, clearing brush knife, acceptable combat to a certain extent.
1 out of 5
May 17, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, None
Cons: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Not worth the money
I bought this bolo because of the overall nice design and the affiliation to pekiti tirsia kali. But i have to say this might be the worst spent knife money ever. Sheath was flimsy and the liner inside was cracked. The one i got missed the kali logo and the text on the blade, it was all painted black not powder coated as advertised on the pro tool site. Also the handle was not riveted but bolted on rather crudely, and they move a bit. There is no distal taper in the blade, it is just a stamped out piece of metal and feels rather clunky in the hand. It has no primary grind, only a really uneven, short edge grind. The short dull grind makes cutting grassier stuff all but impossible, and when using it like an axe to chop thicker wood it only bounces and jars the hand like crazy. Knifecenter has a great selection thou, get something else.
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