When the Outback™ came out, it was quite possibly the hardest hitting Bowie knife you could buy without going to a custom bladesmith. We were pretty happy about being able to put that much chopping power in a conventional size blade, but of course it would only be a matter of time before somebody topped it. This got us thinking... if it was possible without going totally impractical, why weren't we already doing it?
Well, after several months of design work and prototyping, we believe we have done just that. The design of the Red Rock Raptor™ borrows elements from the legendary Kukri to get the raw speed and power necessary to chop through more or less anything that could conceivably need chopping through. The angle and width of the tip provides a natural point, while the smooth convex/concave transition of the edge gives you the durability of an axe and the sharpness and control of a whittling knife - both right where you need them, without detracting anything from each other.
Finally, you know how some otherwise great Bowies, Kukris and Machetes kinda force you to hold back a little so your hand won't slip? Yeah, we hate that too. That's why the Red Rock Raptor™ has an ergonomically contoured 100% leather handle and generous handguards on both ends. You can pound with the pommel, stab with the point, whittle with the base of the blade, chop with the convex edge and hack with the bonecrusher spine as hard and fast as you are physically able to. The wide, smoothly rounded handguards will protect your fingers from impact and make sure the knife stays glued to your hand, no matter what you do. Don't let the aggressive look fool you; this knife was built to work as great as it looks. We believe that in a successful design, form and function should not compete but complement each other.
17" Overall with a 12" sharprned, hand forged D2 tool steel high carbon blade. Full tang with polished micarta handles. Blade measures 5mm thick, solid brass handle fixings. Complete in high quality leather sheath with belt loop. We've designed this as a heavy duty tool but incorporating a contemporary look and modern steel while still using traditional handmade production methods. Note: If you throw it, it won't come back.
17 3/8" overall. 10 1/2" black powder coated 55 Mn carbon spring steel bowie blade with sawback and thumb ridge. Contoured dark brown rubberized TPR handle with glass/nylon core and rubber inlay shield. Black nylon belt sheath. Hang packaged. Designed by custom knifemaker Jerry Hossom. Impressive quality and feel, recommended
20" Overall with a 14" sharpened, black powder coated 65MN carbon tool steel blade. Full tang. Grey contoured composition handles with a black rubberized sure-grip overmold. Hand guard. Dual lanyard holes. Black moulded composition belt sheath with black nylon straps.
27.75" OVERALL with a 13.75" 4MM THICK SHARPENED BLADES in STAINLESS STEEL.
2 TONE SILVER & BLACK W/SILVER FINISHED UNDER GRINDING LINE
BLACK NYLON FIBER WITH BLACK 550 PARACORD WRAP
Comes as two items which can be screwed together to create a single double bladed item almost 60" overall.
12.5" Overall with a 7.6" sharpened, polished, hand forged, D2 high carbon steel blade with a hefty 5mm thick spine. Solid brass fittings with walnut handle scales, full tang with a good quality leather belt sheath, superb
21" OVerall with a 15" sharprned, stainless blade with grey matte finish. Wooden handle scales in black with metal fittings in grey finish. Solid thick blade making this very heavy, very good quality for the price