TOPS KNIVES Prather War Bowie 7.25in Clip Point Fixed Blade Knife – PWB-01
TOPS KNIVES PRATHER WAR BOWIE KNIFE
The Prather War Bowie’s blade is a massive 7 inches long and a nearly unbreakable 1/4 inch thick. The blade is purposely wider than others to create a more devastating wound channel. The overall length is 12 5/8 inches, allowing a generous grip that accommodates large or gloved hands. And whether the operator’s hands are bloody or frozen, Top’s Knives’s famous Rocky Mountain Tread handle scales offer the ideal combat hold.
The War Bowie’s classic sweep and forward balance point naturally facilitate cutting and chopping. The unique dropped blade forms an integral safety guard that makes it impossible for the operator’s fingers to accidentally slide forward and be cut while stabbing with forward or reverse grips.
Thumb grooves on the spine add extra control for fine cuts. A sharpening groove at the base of the edge eases sharpening in the field. The Prather War Bowie’s false edge delivers superior penetration when thrusting. The War Bowie comes with a black nylon tactical sheath, that has a front pocket and MOLLE webbing on the back.
The War Bowie was designed by former 7th Special Forces, DEA Special Agent, DIA Intelligence Officer, and Bujinkan martial arts master Jeff Prather. Jeff also founded Warriorschool, a tactical training academy that specializes in preparing discreet government agencies and specialized military units for hostile overseas environments.
The War Bowie is Jeff’s ideal blade design based on his twenty five years of real world experience both here and abroad. The Prather War Bowie – by warriors… for warriors!
Fixed Blade Survival Knife Product Features:
The fixed blade and clip point survival knife is made of 1095 RC 56-58 steel
The fixed blade knife comprises 7.25″ blade length and 12.63″ overall length
Clip point style of the blade is supplied with Black Linen Micarta and Rocky Mountain Tread style handle
Includes a slim, durable black ballistic nylon sheath
Can be used both for tactical, hunting and survival purposes
One Life … One Knife
Tops Knives are tools, designed and built using the extensive knowledge and real life experiences of many Operators with backgrounds in Military, Law Enforcement, outdoor professions, and Martial Arts. Specifically, Tops Knives have worked with designers with backgrounds ranging from Navy Seals to Airborne Rangers, from Martial Arts instructors to survival experts, and from SWAT Team Members to Native American weapons experts. All TOPS fixed blades are manufactured and hand-finished at the facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.
What do you need a knife for
If youre a knife enthusiast, its unlikely that you need a new knife, but the same concepts can apply to you as for those people who are replacing a lost knife or had one break and actually do need a new knife. The most important question is, what will this knife be used for most frequently If you work in a field where youre regularly opening packages, mail, or cutting a lot of paper-like material, youre going to want something different than if youre looking for a concealable self-defense knife. If you work outside the city in rural areas or in nature, youre going to want something totally different than someone who works in a restaurant. If youre a hunter, youll probably want something different than a military guy or gal about to be deployed overseas. Those are obvious callouts, but its the right place to start.
Thats you Should Consider
Blade thickness – thicker blade stock typically equals stronger knives but can sacrifice sharpness.
Edge geometry – axes tend to have wider blade edges (up to 30 degrees or so on each side of the edge) and slicers tend to have narrower (say 17 to 20 degrees) for good reasons. Wider edges are less prone to chipping and rolling than thin edges. Thin edges are sharper and cut better (more cleanly). There is always a trade-off.
Blade type – Each has its strengths/weaknesses and preferred applications (again, it’s all subjective). There are drop points, tanto points, Sheep’s foot, clip points, and many more to choose from.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning and Maintenance – Do you want a worry free stainless steel that you never have to worry about cleaning, but may be very difficult to resharpen, or do you want a carbon steel blade that will rust when wet, but sharpens easily (keep in mind, many modern carbon steel blades are coating to protect from rust).
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Knife Type Fixed Blade Fixed Blade Fixed Blade Fixed Blade Fixed Blade
Overall Length 17.50″ 12.63″ 13.94″ 6.50″ 15.50″
Blade Length 12.00″ 7.25″ 7.75″ 3.50″ 10.25″
Cutting Edge 11.38″ n/a 7.31″ 3.38″ 9.88″
Blade Thickness 0.250″ 0.250″ 0.190″ 0.130″ 0.190″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Acid Rain Black Traction Coating Black River Wash Coyote Tan Coating Acid Rain
Handle Material Green Canvas/Black Canvas Micarta Black Linen Micarta Tan Canvas Micarta Green Canvas Micarta Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight 29.5 oz 14.4 oz 19 oz 3.2 oz 17.7oz
Designer Leo Espinoza Jeff Prather Andy Tran Tom Brown, Jr. Craig Powell
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