First up the “Marine” combat sword – click on the linked text to go to the product . . .
Comes with a decent sheath with a hard plastic liner that the sword goes in . . .
The stacked leather grip is just long enough to get a two handed grip on – and it looks good as well . . .
Tanto tip – the tip is not re-enforced – cut and slash yes – dismemberment not so much – the blade is a little thin so don’t get too carried away with it – LOL! . . .
Smoky Mountain is calling the blade finish “Black Stonewash” and it’s on a 440 stainless blade – it makes a real good looker out of it – for $29.99 it gets you into swords at a price point that is very affordable – if you figure out swords are not your thing you aren’t out a lot and you have a good looking hanger!
Good looking – the pictures don’t do it justice – smooth black bone – the copper bolsters – the copper bail shaped like a fish hook – and the hook sharpening stone just completes it visually . . .
Hook removal blade that’s serrated and very sharp – don’t ask – it’s better that way – LOL – and a bottle opener!
At 9 inches open it’s a decent size – about 3 1/2 inches sharpened on the cutting blade and 3 inches on the serrated give you plenty to work with – and it’s 440 steel . . .
At $12.99 it is an incredible deal – The stonewash blades / black bone scales / and copper bolsters are just plain sweet – And there is the problem – I am not going to throw this in a tackle box – Nope ain’t gonna – Nor will I jam it in a pocket full of keys and other stuff – it’s way too nice to beat it up carrying it – but it sure looks good in the knife box!
And third – The Boker Magnum Ibykus – And I saved the best for last – at $14.95 ? – this is one nice looking knife at just about any price . . .
Very Japanese “looking” – between the pictures on the Zytel handles and the two tone pattern on the tanto blade – a very good looker . . .
Blade is 440a – think 7Cr17MoV Stainless Steel – at just over 3 1/2 inches and about 9 1/2 inches overall not a large knife by any stretch . . .
On the left side of the handle about halfway down the crane’s legs is the only blemish I could find anywhere on the knife – and the light has to be just right to see it – it took about 10 minutes of fiddling to get a picture of it – a bunch of folks handled it and never picked up on the blemish . . .
And the pocket clip ( can’t change its position ) side . . .
Blade centering is good . . .
At less than $15 bucks – for a tanto blade assisted opening knife that looks this good – Oh My My Oh Hell Yes . . .
And before any of you ask – Nope, ain’t gonna carry it – went straight into a felt lined drawer in the knife box . . .
And if YOU haven’t yet – trot your happy ass over SMKW.COM and check them out . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket?
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!