Continuing Cold Steel's ground breaking tradition for creating unusual and eye-catching “tactical machetes”, their R&D team devised a bold blade for 2017 – the Black Bear Bowie! It’s extra wide, 13” long blade is black-powder coated with a matte-black corrosion resistant finish and then sharpened at Cold Steel HQ. The Black Bear Bowie’s generous full tang and solid steel guard are completely injection over-molded with fine-textured high-impact Polypropylene, creating a very comfortable but tough, weatherproof grip. Supplied with a sturdy Cor-Ex sheath for ease of carry and convenience of use in the field, the Black Bear Bowie is fast and lively in the hand, and wide enough to chop through small vines and saplings, clear brush and perform admirably in many survival or bushcraft duties. If you are looking for a truly epic bowie knife, but at an affordable price, then you will be hard pressed to find something better than the new Cold Steel Black Bear Bowie!