Rick Hinderer is widely known for his tough tactical folders. It logically follows that the Hinderer Ranch Bowie is likewise a tough knife that’s built to last a lifetime.

The Hinderer Ranch Bowie features a 5.25” CPM-3V clip point with a working finish and a blade thickness of 0.18”. Crucible Industries tells us that 3V is, “…designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a highly wear-resistant tool steel.  CPM 3V offers impact toughness greater than A2, D2, CPM Cru-Wear or Z-Wear PM and CPM M4, approaching the levels of S7 and other shock resistant grades, yet it provides excellent wear resistance, high hardness and thermal stability for coatings.”

There’s a substantial finger choil and aggressive jimping alone the spine for a secure grip. A noteworthy feature is the finish on all surfaces is incredibly smooth and comfortable. This means you get both security as well as comfort in a variety of grips.

This knife is full tang constructed and features contoured burgundy canvas micarta handles secured with screws. The palm has a slight swell from 0.67” to about 0.92” and the balance point falls perfectly centered at the first screw. It has an integral finger guard as well as a generous lanyard hole.

Finally, the Hinderer Ranch Bowie comes with a quality handcrafted, USA-made leather sheath. It has a belt loop attachment with a brass snap and grommets. The knife alone weighs 10.56 ounces, and the knife with the sheath weighs 14.88 ounces.

Hinderer Ranch Bowie Details

  • CPM 3V, Working Finish
  • 5.25” Clip Point
  • 0.18”
  • Full Tang
  • Integral Finger Guard
  • Burgundy Canvas Micarta Handle
  • 0.67” to 0.92” Handle Thickness
  • 1.2” Handle Width
  • Handcrafted Leather Sheath
  • 10.56 Ounces, Knife Only
  • 14.88 Ounces, Knife and Sheath
  • 10.5” Overall
  • Made in the USA

The Hinderer Ranch Bowie is a big, beefy, beautiful fixed blade that’s built to last a lifetime. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in this article or simply click the button below.

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