Reviewed by Grant
Over the years, I've achieved quite a collection of bowie knives. When I was asked to review the Ridge Runner Executive full tang, 10 inch bowie knife, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
I have to say that the knife is one of the sharpest that I've ever used, with a razor sharp edge and a 10 inch blade. The metal isn't your typical kitchen-drawer stainless steel bowie, it's made with AUS-6 steel and it's hard enough to cut in to a block of wood with ease.
It's also very well made, with a great looking handle adorned with scrollwork and it looks like a top quality blade all round. I wanted to start my testing by slicing, stabbing and then hacking.
To test it's sharpness, I sliced through a sheet of 3mm card. In one clean slice, the card was in two pieces without a mark of damage to the blade. I then lined up a 14" foam block for my stabbing test.
Brand - Ridge Runner
Type - Hunting Equipment
Razor-sharp AUS-6 stainless steel
Handle etched with intricate scrollwork details
Handsome wooden inlays in handle
Measurements: 5" blade; 10" overall
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Both times, the blade went through to the hilt with a medium amount of pressure. Pulling the blade out was a smooth process and so I went on to my hacking test. I hacked away at the 14" block of foam and after 2 minutes there was nothing left but shrapnel. It's simply a great all purpose bowie overall and still serves me well - it's easily my favorite hunting companion.
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