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.
- CPM 3V, Working Finish
- 5.25” Clip Point
- 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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