Cold Steel Black Bear Bowie Fixed Blade Knife (12" Black) 97SMBWZ

Item #BHQ-52042
MSRP: $37.99
Our Price: $24.95
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  • Overall Length: 17.75"
  • Blade Length: 12.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: 1055
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Scandi
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.75"
  • Handle Thickness: 1.05"
  • Handle Material: Polypropylene
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1 lb. 2.10 oz.
  • Sheath: Cor-Ex
  • Knife Type: Fixed Blade
  • Brand: Cold Steel
  • Model: Black Bowie
  • Model Number: 97SMBWZ
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

The Black Bear Bowie continues Cold Steel's tradition of creating unique and affordable tactical machetes. This tactical beast is characterized by a thick bowie style blade with a black powder coated finish. The high impact polypropylene handle is equipped with a generous full tang and a solid steel guard. It provides a strong and comfortable weatherproof grip. Item includes a durable Core-Ex belt sheath for carry in the field.

Customer Reviews

A tactical beast
Sheena E. on Mar 8, 2019

Came razor sharp no complaints about the blade it'll handle all your tactical needs with no problems can take a beating I absolutely loved it but I didn't receive a sheath my only complaint

The Case of the Unfinished Knife
Matt L. on Jun 11, 2019

My first Cold Steel fixed blade. The Black Bear comes heavy, meaning business, tough, ergonomic, and with the backing of Cold Steel. Does not come finished. Weirdest knife ever, it is like the guy who did the grinds, made this knife late Friday afternoon. Black finish streaks all up and down the "stainless" secondary edge. Blade only moderately sharp. Weird multicolored streaks on the "paddle" of the blade. It was just unfinished (and very very ugly). "But Matt! It doesn't have to look good to work!" Quiet fool! Looks are 60% of everything. Just ask a Kardashian. Yet I was willing to look the other way on all these aesthetic things if it worked well...then I dropped it. Two foot drop, on to the carpet, right on the point. Shattered the tip....and my dreams. Worked for a half hour on a stone trying to salvage it. My disappointment was immeasurable and my day was ruined. Maybe it was bad luck, maybe you get what you pay for. I still like it, and I still call it my little bowichete. 66/100

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