The Condor Jungle Bowie Knife is a modified classic Bowie design, with a long sweeping sharpened saber clip point upper edge. The main edge is slightly curved with a belly in the center making it a great camp knife as well as a knife for the field and self defense. The Jungle Bowie is designed by world renowned award winning knife and tool designer Arlan D. Lothe.
All edges are concave shaped for greater strength and edge retention. The edges are hand ground and buffed to razor sharpness.
The Condor Jungle Bowie Knife blade is 9" long, fast, light and well balanced, with blood grooves on both sides. We use 1/8" 420 HC (high carbon) surgical stainless steel heat treated and tempered to about 53 Rockwell (a measurement of hardness). We believe you do not need to use thick, heavy blades to make a good knife, if you know what you are doing. We have been making thin, high performance Machete blades for over 40 years at a rate of about 20,000 blades per day.
The blade also features a stylized "Eye of the Condor" stamped through the blade. Legend has it that "if one travels through life under the eye of the Condor they will be safe, sound and victorious in battle".
The Condor Jungle Bowie Knife features a black oxide finish we call "UltraBlac2. This finish is cooked into the metal at 285¬∫ F. This finish meets and exceeds several military specifications from the US and other countries around the world.
The "Poszegrip" handle is made from a special Santoprene for strength and just the right amount of softness to provide a true cushioned grip. The handle also has a special texture and live rubber inserts to increase its non-slip properties. The molded handle features full tang construction and features a metal lanyard eyelet that passes through the handle and tang for added strength. The Jungle Bowie features a special Dark "Blue/Black" handle color for Para-Military and law enforcement applications. The handle has an oval shape to better fill the hand than a straight handle. The handle shape also features a full quillion (guard) and a full pommel (butt) for positive, thrusting, withdrawal, chopping and slicing.
The Condor Jungle Bowie Knife comes with a heavy duty, hand crafted black leather sheath. This sheath features a swivel belt loop, which allows the knife to swing out of the way while moving through brush or the jungle.The knife can also be swung out of the way while riding in a truck or car, thus not poking one in the side or back as a conventional knife sheath.
The Condor Jungle Bowie Knife has a limited lifetime warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Condor Jungle Bowie has a 11" blade, with an overall length of 16 1/4" and weighs .81 pounds.