Winchester® Bowie Knife with Sheath
Good for the price
I got one of these based on the price, Winchester name, and the cool look. I've used it on a handful of occasions as a mini machete while clearing saplings, brush, and small trees from my property. The blade is big and sharp. Even after grounding the blade on rocks and chain link fences, it still holds a dangerous edge. The material is solid enough, however, the steel is machine forged and has a very slight bow to the blade (have to look close on mine to detect it). The tang is a spear point gladius style riveted into the handle. The wooden handle is not very fancy and looks and feels like a kitchen knife. But it functions just fine along with the lanyard hole which comes in handy when swinging this sucker around. I haven't noticed any stress problems at the tang from chopping but I do make full use of the finger choil for control and heft when applying it. This is NOT a fighting or survival knife. It is very front heavy and unbalanced. The steel is good for small vegetation but probably would not split knotted lumber. So far it has held up well to some minor utility use and appears to be ready for more. I feel it is a good light utility knife for the price, one you can toss in the tool box and not fret over. I wouldn't rely on this for survival or combat but I have no regrets buying it and it has done it's job up till now. Despite the cheap wooden handle, it looks nice too. There are minor cosmetic blemishes such as adhesive near the hilt and scratching on the blade from the plastic / nylon sheath. For the money, it's still a good buy. A great gift for that pesky, six-fingered nephew.
June 27, 2012
good looking,big and sharp
When I got it in the mail, it was the best-looking knife I have ever seen in my life. I should know I have seen and have hundreds of different kinds of knife and this knife is at the top. so if you are looking for a good quality knife that is good looking and big and has a great knife holder this is the one . The one that bass pro offer is not good at all the knife holder is week and fall apart and the knife isn’t that good looking also plus it doesn’t stay sharp for long.
June 17, 2012
I bought it for hunting, and it is a perfect knife for camping also
June 1, 2012
This is really a first class knife. The low price bedevils the quality... one would think he is getting a cheaply produced product not so.
The steel is of one piece with the hard wood handle riveted securely... the heads of the rivets smoothed down, tight fitting... very secure.
Steel holds an edge very well and overall it is heavy enough to quarter a mule deer.
I bought mine about 5 years ago and it has been afield in Montana several times and is my basic all 'round utility knife from chopping kindling to dressing game.
Couldn't be more pleased.
November 30, 2011