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This Timber Rattler Outlaw Bowie Knife is one powerful full tang beast of a blade that every manly man needs. The full tang 11 3/8" stainless steel blade will hack through anything life throws at you. Whether you're chopping trees or slicing through thick ropes, you'll get the job done fast with the Outlaw. Each knife includes a handmade genuine leather belt sheath. Your friends will think you paid at least $100 for this classic piece of steel, so get yours today before they're all gone!
First off, the blade is dull when it arrives but after you get it sharpened, it becomes a valuable too! I live out in the Alaskan wilds and I personally use mine for chopping down brush and cutting meat. I even used it to help butcher out a bear that attacked me some time ago (No, I didn’t kill the bear with the knife, just butchered it with the knife) and it did the job alright, not perfect but at least it helped chopping bone and cutting ligaments. The sheath needs to be reinforced via sowing better string for the string used hold the loop that goes around your belt will break after a month. Other then that I still use mine and carry it with me wherever I go! Well worth it I think!
As a knife collector, I recently bought the Timber Rattler Outlaw Bowie Knife as my first purchase with this company. The package came quickly, especially considering all deliveries are taking excessive amounts of time during the Covid 19 pandemic. The sheath is thick and well made. The blade is full tang and came exceptionally sharp! There were some small imperfections like the guard not being perfectly symmetrical, and a couple minor imperfections in the handle. But this knife is still worth way more than $30! I would maybe care if it were a hundred or more dollars, but I couldn't ask for more with the price and the quality of this knife.
Had this for 6 years now and decided to give it a review. I'm attaching pictures as well to show the public what six years of hard abuse did to this. I sharpened it down to a razor edge the day it arrived 6 years ago and never sharpened it again. I've cut down small trees, split wood, chopped up oak, cedar, and pine, I've chopped up plastic and rubber, it's been dropped onto rocks, concrete, been left outside in the rain ice and snow and left sticking in mud many times. When I bought this it was only 19.99 and I've abused much more expensive bowies including gil Gibbons (TRASH for the price they brake easy) United and cold steel. This and only 7 others have stood up to my abuse. Make no mistake you can use this as a very very reliable throwing knife I've got several videos to prove it... that's when I found the ONE lie about it. The handle is NOT held together by all those "brass" pins. It's only held together by the top 3 skinny pins and the 1 bottom smaller pin. The top middle pin that's larger than the 3 outer tiny pins is for show and so are the 2 middle large pins. I beat the hell out of the handle and that's how I know. But it still holds together. Just dont abuse the handle and it will chop wood better than a hatchet. Thank you timber!!! Easy 5 stars.
Pics do not do this knife justice. I ordered for my son, and had his name engraved on the blade, and I could not be happier with the knife
I bought my TR outlaw about an year ago. Out of the box it had a dull edge but i got it fixed from a pro knife smith. I often take it out doors and have inflicted even some abuse on it but its holding on pretty well. Its big, heavy, well made good looking knife too. I would strongly recommend it because for that much money i dont think you are going to find a better knife
Loved it I want to by another
In the state of Nebraska where I live it's legal to open carry any knife people ask me where I got it I tell them and they like it I love it
I bought this knife with no real expectations based on the price. Mine was both good looking and sharp. I have sharpened it only once. That was after I put it to work. I used it outside in place of a machete and my hatchet. I was extremely surprised at how well it worked. It's a good looking knife that is also a handy tool. I own many knives in all price ranges, but I really favor this one for outside use. The sheath is fine considering the price. I will probably make a new one for it later as is my habit, but if you are looking for a good outside knife that is really an all around tool then this is the one to get.
Beautiful. It's a work of art. Nice weight little dull for my liking out the package. Sharpened it, nice and durable. Excellent for practice
Really heavy knife. Very cool looking -- mine came looking almost exactly like the picture. Only issues I see with it are factory defects that are filled in with some sort of polish or resin (in between areas not sitting flush). This does not seem to be an issue, as the knife is really solid. Hopefully it stands up with use, time will tell. But for the price I paid -- it is certainly worth it.
For the price, I am very happy. As others have stated, some flaws are filled in with polish and resin, and not everything is completely flush. But it's $20. It's solid. Its big, and its a beast.
For $20 dollars, this thing is a lot of knife! Very heavy, pretty and seems like it could chop pretty well. Came pretty dull like others have said, and I noticed right away there were many areas of the knife that were flawed and filled in with some kind of resin or polish. Again, for the price and after reading about the knife I expected these and am not bothered by them. Overall this thing feels solid and has not loose parts or pins. Time will tell if it holds up but for the price it is not that much of a gamble all things considered. Oh and the sheath — I don’t think there is anything wrong with it, fits the knife well and the quality is what you would expect paired with a knife in this price range.
I have several knives in my collection... Timber Rattler Outlaw is the most recent... I paid around 40 USD plus shipping. The on I received came up to my expectations. The finish is good and 2.6 plus pounds of 440 steel makes it a hefty stylish Bowie knife. The only thing missing is a sharp edge. Butguess I can live without it as I got a good looking, sturdy and we'll balanced knife that can be used for chopping, bettoning, throwing and still holds itself. Sheath that comes with is is OKAY! but again it under 40 $ knife. Regardless of the price I would've rated it 3 outta 5 but considering the price I would say 5/5
This seems like a solid, beautiful, well balanced knife. I ordered it because I always wanted a traditional, regular Bowie. Only one problem. It does not come with an edge. If you do not have the equipment and skills for sharpening a knife like this, don't buy it. Unless you can take it to a professional for sharpening. I am having it exchanged for one that comes sharpened.
a solid sell made knife/sword. the knife is tightly fitted with many pins holding the handle in place. Seems to be as good or better than identical knives costing four times as much.
What a KNIFE, I went camping in California, with the guys, amazing, what this Knife can do. Well balance and sharp. The weight of this knife is perfect. What else can you ask for. This knife does what I always wanting to do, Have the beast in my hand.
I'm very satisfied with the look and the quality of the knife. it is very heavy. the blood Groove is nice and straight and true the blade is very thick. it is as well balanced as it could be for having such a large blade. it was duller than any butter knife when I received it. a little while with a polishing pad and an angle grinder and later on this week some whet stone work it will be perfect. already cut my finger accidentally from the point just by bumping it. sending it to school for training, it should only cut when I tell it to. a great buy for anyone who wants a big knife for batoning wood, whacking limbs, slamming through some big hunks of meat, but not trimming fingernails. Matt
I used this knife to cut my wedding cake. We're still happily married almost 10 years later. Can't say it wasn't because of this knife... also, the reception guests audibly gasped, and that was awesome.
Best quality Howie I've ever had and half the price of the others I have, seriously good quality, good blade, very good sheath, may just buy a second one for camping
It’s a great knife but it does have some problems the Sheth is very poor quality and the gard on the blade broke after I tried to chop some wood with it it has a good heat treat on the blade but the handle hurts your hand after holding it too much
Purchased this Big Bowie as my first Bowie knife and I do not regret the purchase. Was not concerned about sharpness because knifes don't stay sharp. The construction of the knife is greater than I EXPECTED for the price. Will buy from Cutlery USA again
This is a beast of a knife. Big, heavy, solidly built, and a true monster, but one word of warning. Mine came so dull I doubt it could cut cake. I have come to expect any knife I order, form anywhere, to come a bit dull, but this one was REALLY dull. Don't buy it unless you are willing to put the work in to sharpen it . That being said, I DID put a scary sharp edge on it, and ground the tip to a more sharper point, and now, it really is a great knife. For the money, you just can't beat it. I wish the blade was made from regular carbon steel, so I could blue it, but hell, for 20 bucks, and a knife this solidly built, I am not gonna complain. I would buy it again. It is a really cool looking knife, and is well built, and a good conversation piece, and a good tool if you are out int he woods, and want to chop, split, and cut wood. I chopped a old dead tree that was about 3- 3/ 12 thick, and it came down like I had an axe, lol. Took huge chunks of wood out at a time. Then I split it into kindling by batonning it, and the knife shows no wear or tear from it. It holds up to the abuse. If you know how to sharpen a bade, or are willing to pay someone else to do it, then yeah, buy it. You won't regret it.
This knife is a complete beast. I initially bought it for my nephew for Christmas but my sister said no way!! Haha oh well, I was able to give it to one of my good friends. Well made and HUGE!
Bought one a few years ago, put it through hell and finally broke when i accidentyly hit a rock while splitting wood. Easily one of my favorite knives ive ever owned
Mine took a few minutes to sharpen but is razor-grade now. I did a double take when I saw this on another site going for $46.05. Really? This is a Budk bogo!
In the words of Crocodile Dundee, "Now that's a knife!" INCREDIBLE! As soon as I got it out of the box I ordered 2 more! Great quality, balance, and a FANTASTIC DEAL!!! AWESOME!
This knife is just gigantic! The shipping details said it was 3.4lbs. It is every but if that too. My kids even asked why I bought a sword. Lol
I've used this knife on a regular basis. It works as a hatchet or a large knife. It's my favorite because it can take abuse. I've cut small trees and keep it with me for self defense. It's big enough to use as a club with the sheath on.
Much more than I expected given the cheap price. Going to have to get back in shape just to lift the monster.
I got this knife for Christmas a few years back and it has quickly become one of my favorites in my collection this knife is huge its an absolute monster and didn't take much to get it razor sharp it's a fun knife to play with you get what you pay for and for a $20 knife this thing is incredible it's well constructed for a mass produced knife I was very surprised with how much abuse it could take as well
I purchased this bowie knife for my friend. High design quality for only twenty bucks. THANKS BUDK!
I can't shut up about this knife! I have had it for Christnas and it has to be my favorite! I wish I had the bucks and I would buy more goodies from my buds from BudK! ???????
Like others. It was pretty dull but sharpens up good. The sheath folks don't like is kinda cheesy but it'll work. Well made ,no loose parts or cracks so I recon it'll do for what it cost. I'll use it here in the farm to keep my good moves out of harms way.
This knife is so much bigger than the pictures make it seem, once you pick it up you can't help feeling like you need a tree to chop down, or a bear to hunt. Blade doesn't come all that sharp, but that's easy to fix with a stone, just takes some time. Overall it's a sweet massive blade that is well worth $20
A very quality knife for a great price. Heavy duty, and mostly sharp out of the box. A little time with a diamond stone and now is sharp enough to skin critters with. Good for chopping and other camp chores. Wish I would have had this knife years ago. This one will get good use for a long time to come. A serious knife for serious outdoors use, definitely recommend this knife to any who need a good wilderness tool. After two days of abuse it still looks good and kept its edge. Again, a great knife for a great price.
This knife is big and bad. Just like croc dundee's. It was hard to put an edge on but for 20 bucks it's hard to beat.
This is a lot of knife for the money. The sheath is real leather but uses foam for the spacer. The blade is evenly ground on mine which is somewhat rare with Pakistan made blades. Mine had no edge and an awful degree on the edge but for this price it's a small detail.
When the knife arrived I was very impressed with the quality of this knife for only $20. when I got it it wasn't very sharp but just a little time with the sharpener and now I can shave with it it is very good construction it is a very nice and dependable looking knife I would not mind depending my life on this knife
Phenomenonal knife...period...had rhe blade sharpened and it cuts thru like a laser. ....and it's massive...lol..I was in awe...my 1st knife purchase and has not been my last....I have more different knives on the way. ..lol...love this site
this knife is massive....lol,,,had the blade sharpened and thats all she wrote......unreal deal for bucks
Hefty knife for the price but it requires a LOT of sharpening. Suggest if you buy for everyday use take it to a butcher or a machine shop to get the edge you want. Otherwise good for hanging on a wall or for western type re-enactments.The leather sheath is actually very well made though.
The weight and feel of this knife are exactly what i would expect. It was not razor sharp but its a bowie knife not a razor. I would expect to pay at lest 3 to 4 times as much. Great value for money.
It didn't come razor sharp out of the box, but after a lot of work I can almost shave with it! Now it is perfect and I must have received an exceptionally good sheath bc my opinion of the sheath is good. The artwork and engraving are priceless! Thanks Bud K!
I've been collecting knives and swords for over 30 years and I've seen a lot of the "Hi-Tech" steels used in expensive knives. This Bowie ranks up there with some of the best brands I've ever used. My order arrived quickly and everything was well packed to start things off. I was very impressed with the "Outlaw" from the moment I picked it up. The knife is heavy! The hardwood slabs used for the handle were machined well, leaving no gaps or cracks. The slabs are held in place by SEVEN brass pins! Both the brass pommel and guard fit snug with no rattles and movement. The blade is stainless steel. These days, SS gets a bad reputation compared with the dozens of fancier steels. The single most important thing to remember when deciding and a steel for a knife is what it's purpose is going to be. I certainly wouldn't use Sandvik to chop kindling and I wouldn't consider using 440 to build an expensive, fancy "gentlemans's knife". Stainless steels cover everything from surgical instruments to basic pocket knives to monsters like this blade. Stainless steel is what I would actually prefer using as a workhorse blade. One that can chop through heavy brush, trim stick to set a rabbit trap, cut kindling for a fire and even prepping a deer for butchering. The knife will need some time on a whetstone. It did have a fairly decent edge when it arrived, but nothing near satisfactory. I use Japanese wet stones on all my swords and started using them for my knives a few years ago. You won't need a super fine edge on this blade if you plan on using it the way I do - a camp knife for heavy duty work. For what it's worth, I think that $20 for this knife is a steal! You won't be disappointed
Got this 2day. 1 bad ass piece of Steel. Thick heavy blade great for cutting whatever u put n front of it.
Holy Cow this is a big knife! I mean I knew it would be big but until I actually saw it I didn't realize just how big it would actually be! This thing is freaking massive! I mean wow! This knife is definitely worth 20 bucks! The only complaints I have is the glue on the sheath is already pealing back and the stamp on the sheath is a but flawed, as well as a few minor minor scratches you barely even notice so really, no actual complaints. (oh, there's a tiny tiny tear in the holding strap on the sheath which might be an issue later...?) I can't wait to test this out but first reactions I was just blow away by the size. I love this thing! I'm not sure if it's practical for use for someone of my small size but I am definitely going to put it through some paces first chance I get and if I get spare cash I might buy more!
I have never bought anything from Budk but I am amazed at the prices and the quality of the products I ordered, as well as the quick service in which I received my order. I bought this Bowie Knife after some research on several knifes, The quality for the price was fantastic. I read a lot about the condition of the knife when purchased. I must have gotten one of the best ones or the other reviews were not true. Granted it wasn't razor sharp out of the box, but I didn't expect it to be. This thing is HUGE and Heavy....The blade was polished, the handle is tight, and none of the brass was smudged or in rough shape. It sure is an intimidating knife just to see it. The sheath is leather, though not a quality leather but what do you expect for less than $20.00 I am very pleased with my knife and it was the first of what I am sure will be many more purchases. Thanks Budk for such a smooth ordering process. I love my new Knife!
Try to hold this knife and not smile! !) I got a newer sheath with a smaller belt loop than some in older reviews, works great. Blade is beautiful. Imperfections sure but for $20 possibly the best value in low-mid ($0-100) range, large knives anywhere. Very capable, heavy duty knife. Don't worry about hurting it, at the end of the day its going to still be in great shape. If you are thinking for a gift for a manly man, Get it! This will not be like the sweater I got for Christmas. This knife will make someone happy! BTW, mine arrived in 3 days, just saying. TY.
PROS: full tang.high quality, very comfortable to hold, well balanced, looks very nice and is dang near unbreakable. Handmade CONS:teeny tiny imperfections in the metal from handmade. Almost 3 pounds that could be good and bad. Came Pretty dull, And the sheath is very flimsy as nice as it looks. This is my favorite bowie. I ordered two and it cuts thru coconuts and wood like crazy. Cannot find a better bowie for even $100
After looking at all the reviews on budk and watching numerous videos on youtube,I picked up this knife and the Timber wolf full tang ninja sword. I couldn't be more satisfied. The sheer size of the western outlaw bowie inspires fear. I think I'll sharpen it a bit but that's no problem. I ordered on Oct. 19th and recieved my order on the 22nd. That's with free shipping and a free cap. Very cool. I think I found the place to buy my xmas gifts. Thank you so much budk. You have a new very pleased customer. The ninja sword is sharp as hell, the box it was shipped in stood no chance! Great place to buy inexpensive quality knives and other cool stuff.
It is a pretty nice knife. very intimidating. The blade wasn't razor sharp, but after a little work, you can get it there. Warning, it is pretty hefty, which makes it a bit slow on the return stroke. So, it isn't the quickest blade if you're into FMA or combat training. it does look sexy though, kind of reminds me of the knife from Rambo 3. All-in all, not bad for the price.
HI GUYS & GALS. good evening and just recieved my new timber rattler bowie and all i can say WOW.! the pictures doesn't do it justice with the size in the catalog and i love it. have to say it's hefty for it's size and heck i think a wild hog would run the other way if he seen it. you can practically use it in camp if needed. thank you david bihm.
what can you say WOW if you dont cut somebody with you surely back em up massive blade seems well made cant beat the price love this thing thanks budk
This knife is pretty great but not sharp enough but that's what I get for the price... Other than that it is great!
This is the kind of knife you need hunting for BigFoot. I wanted a good hunting and field knife, one that would take a lot of abuse. Eureka!! I found it, and you can too! I see it comes in Damascus steel, I am thinking about buying that one too. But for now I'd like to sharpen this Bowie to a razor's fine edge, and get it ready for service...Happy Hunting from Wyandotte National Citizen ,Thomas
Good for basic defense combat. Reliable and sturdy. Bearings may shift, but not so much you can't hammer them back in. Keeps sharpness if maintained.
Blade dull easy to sharpen LIVE THE WOOD HANDEL sh1t sheath mine came bad the design was waaaaaaaay off still love it fun to have if you can I'd buy one beautiful knife
Bought this about a year ago. The knife - Pretty darn good. The sheath - Not so much.
When i think Bowie knife , i think of the Western Outlaw by T.R. . This thing is built like a tank. Super thick heavy steel. Full tang. Almost 17" of hacking power. I got my first at a pawnshop used, for $25. When i saw it on budk for 19.99 i bought 2 more. Now im thinkin about buying 2 more. You cant go wrong with this folks. It aint a cheap copy. Its the real damn deal. Sam Bowie himself woulda been proud to carry this bad boy.
These knives are not perfect but they don't cost $200 either. I got it for $19.99 and received free shipping because I ordered the jungle fury bowie also. Very pleased with the overall knife. Has a lot of heft to it and in just a few minutes it was very sharp.
I've been wanting this knife for a while now and finally bought one. When it arrived I was shocked at the massive size of the blade. Yeah there are a few scratches and imperfections,but come on for $26 + change you can't beat it. I will admit I'm trying to improve the edge. a great deal but overall I am very pleased.. This was my first purchase from BudK/ Kennesaw Cutlery and I will be back for other knives.
This is a fantastic knife! It's huge, heavy, and it looks so epic. It's bigger then what you can see on the videos and photos. Awesome knife. It came kind of dull but I'll take care of that.
I was already expecting a big knife but this thing Is HUGE! The blade . didn't come sharp but that's not an issue! I can sharpen it no problem There were a few scratches but I plan on using it so I don't mind Absolutely no regrets on this buy!!!
Outlaw is a good name for this knife. This Knife is huge. My wife was impressed when she saw it and even more impressed when she saw the invoice. Great Balance and Quality. I will be adding a leg strap to the sheath since it hangs down to my knee. Thanks to the team at BUDK and I will definitely be back for more.
I broke my machete cutting vines, so I used my Timber Rattler bowie to finish the job and it worked way better than the machete.
This knife is comprable to the hibben Rambo 3 knife in size and quality, the price is much much lower though, holding both knives the only way to do this knife Justic. it is much better than it appears, and it appears nice
I just got my timber Rattler Knife couldn't believe the size of this monster beautiful handle just a little rough on one rivet but you have to look real hard to see that the blade is a bear killer if need be. the brass around the handle makes look very expensive. Great price for under $ 25.00. I thought there was another knife 7 and a half inch to but who cares when you got a 5 star Daniel Boone knife (just kidding about Daniel Boone).going to get my son one to. Thanks and right on time.
I purchased one approx. 8 ? years ago. it took a little time to get used to how heavy it was. you can't just use this for slicing Birthday cake. well.. I spose you could to show off. I had to Mod the sheath a little. it's the largest and best Bowie knife I've ever bought. and if your on a project and forgot your hammer one day......... if I "choke up on the handle and wrap my index finger over the hilt into the cutaway if fits my large hand perfectly but it's still not that that easy to wield it, it's a pretty heavy chunk of Metal. Sometimes I hold while watching the TV or a vid to get used to the weight. I always keep it oiled and soak the sheath with machine oil to make it water resistant. it's a nice chocolate brown now. Everyone stares at it where ever I go with it. I fib and say it's $250. it's when I remove it from the sheath and show it to them that their eyes light up and ask where they can get one. I say I had it custom made and it's one of a kind (sometimes) depending... : ) I have quite a few Blades and this is in my top 5. 5 stars
Just received my Timber Rattler, it's a Nice Knife, good weight, it may not have an razor edge but a good enough edge to get job done, With a few swipes on a stone and strop it will be to my liking.This knife will be with me on Hikes and Camping Trips. I would Recommend this knife, it can't be beat for this Price.
Excellent knife for the money. Beautiful handle. Got it as a gift for my brother; the custom engraving with his name and the custom American flag engraving came out great!
(This is a follow up on my original review.) Took my knife to the Saturday Market to get it sharpened by the knife guy. I dropped it off and wandered around for an hour before returning to get my knife. When I got there, there were about half a dozen people standing there just looking at my knife (in sheath) sitting on the counter. Upon realizing that it was mine, a woman asked if she could see it... the others moved closer. I removed it from the sheath and there was a collective gasp of awe around me. I picked up a piece of card stock and made several slices... like a hot knife through butter. "That should work". "Wow". "Where did you get that". etc. People guessed the price between $100 and $200. (Several people also thanked me for carrying my pistol to protect others). The knife guy said it was a good quality knife, but the metal was a little soft. I just ordered 5 more. One for my neighbor, who wanted one the second he saw mine. I plan on selling the other 4 at the outdoor market... for $80 each. Thanks again BUDK.
I just received my Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Bowie Knife. Quick delivery time. After removing layers of bubble wrap and plastic bags, my eyes beheld... exactly what I expected. It was identical to the pictures. Not even close to being "razor sharp", but I really didn't expect it to be. After a thorough inspection I found a few minor flaws, the biggest being a rivet that has a chip in it... nothing major. Hey, I expected a $20 knife... but I was wrong. If this knife was perfect, and if I wanted it for a show piece, I would pay over $100 for it. But I'm going to use this big hulk of a knife to do manly things in the wilderness. That's what it was made for. It is solid, heavy and well made. It will do everything that my machete and hatchet combined will do: hack brush, cut limbs and trees, chop wood, cut meat and bone, intimidate bears... I think that this knife may have failed quality control because of the chipped rivet so it wasn't polished, sharpened, and finished as though it was being sold for $120. I'm fine with that. I'm going to spend a few bucks at a local knifesmith to get the top of the blade ground into an actual edge and sharpen both edges and it will be perfect. The sheath is exactly like the pictures and seems to be pretty well made. It has a large belt loop that makes it easy to remove the knife by tilting it forward. This is BY FAR the best knife I have ever bought for under $50. Buy 2, someone will want yours. Now I'm off to order a slightly smaller version for my girlfriend. Thank you BUDK!
This was another great gift from my wife. The blade is thick and big enough to run through a grown man or heavy enough to beat an opponent. The handle is very smooth and comfortable in your hand almost feels like glass. Sheath is well made I added super glue on the end stiches to ensure they will not come undone and it made the stitching nice and sealed. You could easily chop trees with this bowie but thats what an axe or hatchet is made for. A bowie is not made for throwing at trees like I have seen some write on bowie reviews complaining the tip broke! Well yeah the tip could break as its not a throwing knife for trees not to mention if not thrown perfectly straight the weight alone and force could snap any tip on a knife this size. Now if thrown at an oponent the tip would not break as humans are not hardwood trees! Use common sense and if not well its your fault you break it. Any knife large or small is a tool that if used right and maintained properly should last. Screwdrivers are for prying not knives. Very happy with all my bowies from budk! I rate this 5 stars and am thinking about buying a couple more. Has some dings and imperfections in it but nothing that is bad and in fact makes it mine. Too much perfection to me in a knife makes it a clone. The handle is perfect and tight no wiggles in any part of the knife. The blade is not razor sharp but will be soon. It is sharp enough however to do serious damage such as chopping. Cuts rope no problem. I wouldnt want my hand or arm on a stump with the blade coming down on it. Thanks Budk for a great value and product!
I wanted a true full tang chopping knife and this one will surely serve that purpose. Along with it's value pricing, the one I received mid 2016 has a near (100%) fit and finish. Very nice! If a large and reasonably priced / finished bowie meets your critera, then the TR65 should make your short list.
Can't beat the price! First Bowie I've ever owned and I love it! Heavy, solid, nice construction. The Grey Hardwood handle has almost a pearl-like finish, and w/all the Brass, very nice looking knife! The sheath is nice too, all leather as far as I can tell w/the Timber Rattler logo embossed in the middle of the sheath. My only "Con" is that it was about as dull as a butter knife & needs to be sharpened. Other than that, VERY nice knife for the price. Very happy!
Blown away by how nice this knife looks! HEAVY! Full tang with a leather sheath. Engraved and delivered for $25.00. You have to be a moron to not buy this knife.
For the money you can't beat this deal. This was my first purchase and I am very happy and will be back. The only negative is it is not razor sharp. A sharp knife will easily slice a piece of paper this one wont. It's OK I will sharpen it myself to be razor sharp.
This is definitely the nicest full tang bowie knife you will find for only $20. Mine came completely dull, but no big deal. I'll sharpen it. I'm not going to be chopping trees or anything.
This knife looks and feels great I have no problem with it at all. It feels good and looks good.
I have just about every other T-Rattler Bowie. This one has all the best features. Mega-weight, huge size, blade thickness, handle-style, and a leather sheath that looks like it's 30 years old. Very cool. The loop is stitched on , not cheapie pop-riveted. Just a great Bowie. Like a previous review, you almost want to name this knife. I'm thinking "Lurch".
I love my bowie knife so much I miss it when I leave it at home ha! I named her Metalocalypse after the Dethklok comedy cartoon! She comes with a decent edge but you'll want to sharpen her. Gorgeous grey wood handle...beautiful leather sheath... Indiana carry laws permit me to carry any length of blade in public and this is one inexpensive knife you can be proud of.
You can't go wrong with knife. It's as big a bowie as you will find. Yes, it is stainless steel. However, it is nearly a quarter inch thick and the blade is almost 12 inches and it's full tang. You have to hold it in your hand to really appreciate it. The fit and finish is good. The sheath is of surprisingly good quality. Mine fits perfectly. I honestly don't see how they make any profit off this knife.It compares to knives 3 times the cost. I give it five stars and will buy more Timber Rattler knives in the future. Well done Budk.
I'm sorry for those who did not receive their Western Outlaw sharp, but mine came yesterday and it was razor sharp! This is by far the best $20 i have ever spent on a knife! I own the El Paso Bowie also, and I love it, but this Outlaw is the king! Thanks Kennesaw.
I got mine today and it was as sharp as a butter knife, it wouldn't even be any good for chopping!! but I will say it's big!
Recently bought four different timber rattler knives. This one by far is a beast. Literally split fire wood with it.
I used mine to teach my wife how to build an emergency shelter. The heavier weight made it easier for her to chop and hack her way through branches. It kept a sharp edge and the sheath is made of nice thick leather. I bought a second one as a gift for my brother.
This knife is very large and well built but also beautiful something like a plus size model.But it still is able to do a lot of hard work too.
Can't believe you can get a knife like this for less than $20 .Its made in Pakistan not China,unbelievable quality! They said the guard is brass plated but it's actually solid brass. The case is real leather and well made. You can't buy the case for $20. I'm sold, can't go wrong on this one! And as always Budk has the best prices and fast service!
this was my first time oredering from budk and let just say i am more than happy shiping was quick packaging was nice order it you will be satisfied
My first purchase from Budk. For this price i couldn't pass it up. Fantastic price for such a solid well built knife. good weight, not terribly unbalanced, feels good. looks great. Easily worth more than the regular list price, Let alone the sale price. and it got here in 3 days. it's not perfect. the leather sheath isn't the best leather, there are some manufacturing marks on it, a minor knick in the wood by one of the brass pins, and "razor sharp" is a bit of an exaggeration, but don't let that sway you. this is still a beautiful and solidly built knife. you get much more than you pay for with this one.
I rarely write a review, but this one demanded my attention. WOW, now this is a knife. Pictures cannot do it justice. Huge and heavy, beautiful. Mine needed to be sharpened and I'm happy it came that way. Will make a great camping knife/axe.
This knife has superb quality for such a small price. It is truly a Crockadile Dundee, Knife. I like the size of this knife it is large, you can not go wrong with buying this knife. I have several examples of the Bowie Knife. Price and size this is hands down my big boy. I wI'll recomends this knife to everyone.
I'm as impressed with this knife as everyone else here is. I have always wanted a Bowie knife and that's what this is. I thought it was a little heavy and unbalanced until I discovered the finger notch at the blades hilt. This thing'll scare the heck out of anybody (if that's your intent). I like this knife and sheath a lot.
this knife was better then the picture .Shipping was fast . one of the best bowie knifes I've seen by far . it even has a decent edge on it .I give it six stars .
Crocodile Dundee would be proud to scare the crap out of a mugger with this monster. Great knife, solid and heavy duty. Best Bowie I own. I was surprised at how much knife I got for the price. Highly recommended.
This Bowie knife is a absolute Beast! 5 stars all the way, don't hesitate... This will chop small trees and Bone with ease. Don't be fooled by the price. This knife is awesome.
I have to be honest here and say I bought this as a Christmas present for someone else... but when it got here... just decided to keep it for myself. It is a huge knife, beautiful handle that fills my large hand came sharp and the sheath was not as bad as I thought from some of the other reviews. Best I can say WOW... it's worth every bit of $20 and then some. Don in Seattle
For a $40(20) bowie, I can say im pretty satisfied with it, cam decently sharp in the box. I recommend getting this knife if you are thinking of getting it, the sheath is pretty cool too, fits onto most belts.
This bowie is a solid and very strong knife! The weight is a great feel and the length is just intimidating. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Bought 1 for my son and 1 for myself for Christmas very nicely constructed looks even more menacing in person than the picture, a real rib tickler!
This is one of my favorite fixed blades and my favorite bowie, I cant find anything wrong with the knife except for the sheath.
I've given three of these as gifts. and my son and both nephews love them as hunting, camping, all around never-fail go-to knives. (I'll be ordering another one for ME tomorrow.)
The over all knife is nice the steel is strong I cut down a holly tree that was more than 12 inches wide. But the edge of the blade holds up good. the only problem I had with this knife was the handle the pins on both sides need to be mushroomed better they came loose after a while. I would recommend this knife to any one it is a great chopper and good for skinning. The sheath needs to be sowed up better I had to re stich it also it needs to be made of real leather.
I have thr jungle fury and this bowie. This thing is super thick and extremely strong. It came pretty sharp bit I worked on it for about 20 minutes and now it's a paper slicer. This thing holds it's own against $100 bowies. The full tang blade is no joke and almost a 1/4 of an inch thick. It's so heavy; I don't know how Budk can ship it without losing money at their standard rate. If you're reading this.....don't hesitate to buy this one. Seriously.
I just received my bowie knife I unpack it out of the box and I couldn't be more pleased it's a bohemian of a knife very nice . Thank you Budk
I originally has bought this knife as a Christmas gift for an old client of mine. I thought, "what the hell" and bought myself one. Hands down the BEST, if not most useful, item I have ever bought. With this knife, I have: Cut down a tree Pried open a pair of elevator doors that were stuck when the power went out Split a coconut in half Prepped a Christmas tree Prepped a turkey for Thanksgiving I would definitely buy another.
Just recieved the knife and I couldn't be more pleased. Knife has a good solid feel to it. The full tang is the only blade I'll buy, Purchased both the outlaw and the el paso. Both have their advantages, but I'm keeping the outlaw for myselfr, giving the el paso as a gift. For the price, these are the best bowie's available, hands down. You won't be dissapointed.
Great Knife...Strong..!...I have beat the heck out of it in the woods, chopping wood, cutting meat and bones of wild hogs.....and other. When Im done and back home, I wash it real good and apply Firearms Oil to it. Blade still looks Great!!!
My son and I went camping this weekend I took my timber rattler,WOW! WHAT A GREAT KNIFE ! BAD ASS! Going to buy my son on now. Thanks great knife! Great price.
I just received my Bowie knife.. I must say delivery was super fast. The knife looks great thank you budk. As soon as I opened my box my dad took one look at my Bowie and wanted it. Now i will buy another one for myself hopefully it come in the same condition this one came in. Great Buy !!!
I purchased one of these few months ago and it is a very big knife, sturdy, sharp out of the box, full tang, decent sheath. Used a 1" belt sander on edge up to 600 grit, then a leather stropping belt. Now RAZOR sharp, and will shave hair on my arm. Good addition to your knife collection.
I just received this knife yesterday and it is awesome! It's an excellent condition and has a nice sharp edge, & a wonderful sheath comes with it. The weight and build is amazing. I would recommend it to anybody especially for the price. I've purchased from BUDK for years and never never had a problem with them. They stand by their product. A loyal customer, Michael Hayes.
This is a very sturdy knife and for the price it's as good as it gets. It's full tang and hefty. As for the "rusting and pitting" mentioned below I'd recommend not using the included leather sheath. A similar knife that will hold up better will run you 3 to 5 times the price or more. 5 stars for a $20.00 knife.
I saw a copy of this knife on a TV reality show recently. I gave a copy of this knife to a friend, who prizes it highly. The knife features potential as a camp tool processing wood, chopping limbs, part time in the camp kitchen and if need be a fierce weapon.
The problem is not the knife it's the sheath, leather holds a lot of moisture so you need to oil the inside and outside of t sheath and oil the blade. I prefer motorkote, it stays in the metal for about three years. Once you oil the sheath you shouldn't have any problems with rust.
Had this knife for awhile and its great! It can chop down branches and trees with ease. A great camping knife or everyday work knife it impressed all my friends. Overall a huge powerful bowie and a great knife
I have had this knife for some time now, understanding the old saying " you get what you pay for" I bought the knife anyway. When I first saw the knife I was impressed, very heavy and seemed to be made well, yes it had some flaws but nothing to squawk about, I put the knife in the sheath and left it there until the next day, when I pulled it out of the sheath to look at it again it was rusted up to no end, no problem I can clean that up, well it cleaned up but it was pitted, not only that the brass guard turned green as well. No matter what I do to the knife, polishing, buffing it won't stop developing rust. I have to keep it oiled up and wrapped in waxed paper to keep any more corrosion from developing.
It was what i expected just a big knife great for camping, a very strong knife well made and it holds its edge good thanks budk!
This Bowie is well made and very evened out. If you looking for a great knife it is this one!
This knife is by far but Kay's best knife for the price there's no way that you can beat it anywhere full tang large well constructed and for any of you guys that want to take off the Pakistani stuff a little stainless steel cleaner and some real fine steel wool you just can't beat this deal I'm glad that I bought one I think this knife is the one that got me hooked on BUDK
I used this knife to cut branches off a tree that were at least 4 to 5 inches thick,and it made mince meat out of it.
great bowie knife! on the heavy side, thick blade, feels very secure and absolutely love the leather sheath. A very impressive 20 dollar knife.
I was really impressed by how thick and heavy this knife is. The brass was a little tarnished when it came, and the sheath was covered in mold or something, which came off easily with a damp rag. However, I am really just concerned about functionality, so for only $20 I am really pleased with this knife.
I bought this bowie about a year and a half ago, and i only just recently broke the scales off of the handle. This thing has been thrown into countless trees and has hit too many cinderblocks to count. The blade is scratched up, but still sharp enough to slice almost anything. I've purchased many knives in my lifetime, but this is the only one to survive as long as it has. If you're thinking about buying this, do it. You will not be disappointed.
This is one awesome knife.Not only can you slice.dice and chop with it, but will never worry about the handle breaking off. This knife has more structural strength than my favorite hammer.The Timber Rattler is destined to become an heirloom to last for generations.Thank you BUDK for offering such a quality crafted knife.
I'm buying a case of them for my buddies, THIS KNIFE is the best value I've seen in years! I tried to destroy it during our cook out, this thing just loves abuse!chopped wood, vines, cut rope, quartered frozen meat, chopped ice, it just DOES NOT CARE!I'd love a better sheath though.
I just got this knife in the mail and it is legend... wait for it... dary! In all seriousness though, this knife is the thing that legends are made of. It's sharp, it's hefty, it's built like a tank, and it is awesome. When you wield this knife you may find that you lose the ability to speak in full sentences, as the only thing coming out of your mouth will be WOW! or DUDE!. If you like bladed weapons, I mean you must if you're on Budk, then you must buy this knife.
This blade is absolutely amazing. I collect knives and bought 4 bowies, 1 for me, 3 as gifts and this one went to my cousin for his birthday and when it arrived i instanlty knew i had made the right choice. It is well crafted and beautifully designed. The weight is perfect for any out door or self-defense application. Quality is one reason i love budk and this knife proves that in over 25 years, they are still providing great qualities, deals, and prices to their valued customers
No complaints here, worked flawless cutting wood for fire. Will order one more. Thanks again BUDK!
Great knife, bought two and gave one to my brother. Both came pretty sharp, I sharpened mine to a razor edge now I can shave with it. I like the weight, it's one of my favorites in my collection. I've even cut down some trees with it. Thanks buck. I would recommend it and if it comes flawed or really dull just send it back for a new one. The customer service is great!
Received in mail today with the Buffalo Joe Bowie, all I have to say is one big hunk of steel! Must No complaints! Thsnks again BUDK!
not only did I buy one but my grand daughter bought one for her husbands birthday. its one of my best knives. for the money, I was surprised at the workmanship. even though its made in china [like everything is today], its a great knife, I don't know how they can sell it for such a low cost, I am going to get at least one more. one of the best buys ever.
If you are looking for a high quality affordable knife then you can stop looking This is it. Impressive from top to bottom the high quality leather case was worth the price alone. I will be purchasing more knives and gear in the future.
DEAR BUDK CUSTOMER/STAFF: THIS BOWIE is AN AWESOME/FULLY FUNCTIONAL HUNK of AMERICANA/KNIFE!!! IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN I REALLY EXPECTED TO GET!!!! THANKS BUDK!!! I'M REALLY ENJOYING My TIMBER RATTLER/WESTERN OUTLAW BOWIE!!!! ijcorona
i have nothing but good thing to say about this knife. it it heavy, really heavy, and has a good build and feel to it. excellent quality knife. and good detail. the knife includes the following specs. -zebra wood handle with heavy duty brass pins -Cr17 (surgical steal) blade -brass hawk bill bolster -heavy brass guard -high quality sheath -deap blood groove (both sides) if i had to nitpick this knife with any fault id say it wasn't sharp enough out of the box, but i like my knives literally razor sharp so maybe i'm just picky. and the sheath was singly stich and did not have a lanyard.
I've been wanting a Bowie for my collection and when I ordered this one I was hoping that it was the one. Well, I wasn't disappointed. The size, feel and weight was just what I was looking for. I would recommend this one. You will have to sharpen it to your own desire but it is a very good Bowie. But the engraving was a little cheesy. It looks like laser etching and not a true engraving but this has NO reflection on the knife.
I collect blades as a hobby.I have a large variety of blades from pocket knives to swords.When i bought this knife i knew it would be large but i didn't know how large.Its strong and has a magnificent handle.Its abnormally heavy weight for a Bowie knife makes it feel like a small sword.The sheaths strong and i always love the smell of leather.The shipping was much faster than i expected.I love it so much i am trying to think of a name/title for it.The price is very cheap for a knife of this great quality.It makes one feel powerful just holding it.I recommend this knife to anyone who can appreciate the beauty of a good knife.
This is one impressive piece of steel. I don't know how this can be called a knife, its more like a short sword! For $20 its a steal and an awesome addition to any collection...
Fantastic knife at a great price! I had ordered another item from Bud K but to get free shipping I needed to add a little more to the order, so I figured here was a chance to check out this Bowie knife that had so many great reviews and added it to my order. I was skeptical based on the price, but it arrived today and I must say it is just an excellent piece. It was MUCH larger than I expected and very heavy! It was razor sharp, and everything was nice and tight, the full tang blade was perfectly fitted to the wood handle. I can see this being passed down through the generations. The leather sheath fit perfectly and seems heavy duty and was also well made. All in all, this was one of the best purchases I made from Bud K, and I may just order another.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality at this price point. This knife is a beast. Full tang, feels solid as a rock, nice grip and looks sharp too. I was so impressed, I had to order another one.
Budk you outdid yourself big time this knife is so sharp nice and just a big beast. It is more than I expected plus the sheath is better than I thought great job you achieved what you were trying to.
I have purchased some cheap knives. This is not a cheap knife, it's a quality inexpensive knife. The T6 full tang steel is awesome, sharp and solid. The handle is beautiful and perfectly fit, nice brass. The sheath is heavy solid leather. I am amazed at the quality of this knife for the price. Stunning to look at, good feel and balance. If your on the fence about this purchase, jump and don't look back you will not be disappointed.
This thing is a monster! Heavy and Strong. Just watch the video, seriously... Well worth this price by far and then some and then some again!
best knife I have got online sharp as a raiser out standing love it keep them coming thanks gene rushing
I ordered 2 of these knives. One for myself and one for my cousin. Both arrived in good, very good condition and reasonably sharp. I recommend using a diamond encrusted sharpening rod to refine the edge. I was expecting less of the sheath after reading some reviews, but it was better than I expected. This is definitely a power knife.
If you've been ordering from BudK for awhile you've built up a tolerance to greatness. You are gonna need it. When I removed this knife from the sheath I was barely able to control the amount of AWESOME that radiated from the blade. I was instantly struck with visions of knights in armor riding flaming black motorcycles down a road made of barb wire and saw dust. I knew at that moment that MAN-kind could be pulled back from being the latte drinking, skinny jean wearing, mama's boys that text each other about which flavored water is trending. This knife is that powerful. If Chuck Norris ever shaves his beard this is the knife he'll use. Would I recommend this knife to my friends? No. None of them could handle it. Should you buy one? My advice is that if you do when you open the box do NOT blink.
I grew up watching the Davy Crocket, Jim Bowie shows on TV, and I was always fascinated with the Bowie knife, and always wanted one. And now at 67 years old, I finally have one. I wouldn't settle for a low cost poor quality knife, and was not willing to pay the price for one that was of the high quality that I wanted. The timber rattler Bowie knife from BUDK is an incredible knife, both in quality and good looks, and even the heavy leather sheath is top quality. If you have been thinking of getting a Bowie knife, stop thinking and start buying, you simply can't do better than buying one from BUDK, I'm sure you will be just as happy as I was when I got mine.
Quality, affordability, the feel of a true Bowie. I had one similar as a kid a Case XX Collector Series but was stolen years later. This one beats it hands down. The only draw back is I had to wait 40 years to get a better one. Thanks.
This bowie will not disappoint. It is exactly as advertised. The price is a bonus. Be aware though, it is heavy. Like everyone else I dislike the sheath, will eventually make my own. Also could be sharper but that's a minor issue. Over-all very satisfied.
Extra strong and well made I don't think you could damage if you wanted to great survival knife will buy a couple Moore
First , I was impressed by the weight of the package when delivered . I opened the box finally and had my hands on a real Bowie Knife . Still think'n it was heavy I put my index finger in the indent just below the blade , wow , that evened the weight out perfectly . In short , it's huge , it's sharp and I couldn't be more pleased , buy one , for yourself or a friend .
a very well built knife, has good weight to it, and is a nice sharp looking knife, the leather sheath is worth as much as the cost of the knife alone, very nice outfit.
What a surprise when I opened this package. This knife is worth at least three times what I paid for it. It is HUGE, has a good heft to it and will do every thing you could need to get done. I will buy more for gifts and I would recommend this knife to every one. This is a beauty!
If you are into bowies, this is a great inexpensive knife. This isn't a knife that is made to set in the safe to look at, its made to work and carry. If you are expecting a show knife this isn't for you. That being said, it is a very nice knife for overseas construction. It is full tang, with a real brass pomel and, finger guard. Mine came to me out of the box decently sharp. The blade is constructed of surgical steel, so it will hold a good edge and take a lot of beating. The blade is around a 1/4 inch at the thickest point. The wood handle construction is very nice for a $20 knife. The sheath is ok, I have heard a lot of people complain about it, but its not that bad. My two complaints with the sheath is that the belt loop is a little to big, I feel you would pull the sheath up to far when you are skinning the knife, and in between the face and rear of the sheath lies a foam insert. I feel that could wear away over a long period of time. The snap for the sheath also gets in the way when you are skinning the knife and, you will probably start to slice into it. Those are my only cons with this item. Over all this is an awesome knife made to work. I will be ordering another Timber Rattler knife soon.
I was amazed of the quality and workmanship of my knives and sword. The price of the knives and sword were unbelievable! My order came very fast and in great condition! Best company I have ever dealt with! Thanks for these great products!
This thing is awesome. Mine had one small black like flaw in the metal, but it does not matter once you pick this bad boy up! Once sharpened it will be coming on camping trips with me. Shoot....it even scares me!!
Great knife that is sharp right from the box. I would really recommend getting this bowie knife
This knife is massive. It's a very solid knife, the full tang blade is nice and thick, and once sharpened will hold a edge very well. The only thing that could of been better was the sheath, but it's not too bad. This knife is so big and solid that you can split wood and cut down smaller trees. Overall a great knife, especially for this amazing price.
TIMBER Rattler is one of the best knives for the price I have in my collection. If your looking for a inexpensive, good looking, and a excellent working knife. You have it with these TIMBER RATTLER. I collect Bowie Knives and I use them also. And where I have had other break, chip and not hold up. Timber Rattler passes all test get your Timber Rattler now before they sell out.
This knife is versatile and powerful. But I found it's best use is in my kitchen. Slices through a roast to make steaks like it was butter. Quarters a whole chicken in seconds. A great tool for any chef. Sounds weird, but it's true.
I have read on some knife forums about Pakistan made knifes being unsafe etc. This one must be an exception cause I have used it for all kinds of tough stuff like batoning wood, chopping hardwood limbs off, cutting meat and it's held up very well! I have had mine going on 5 years now and it's worked very well! Nothing has come loose or broken! It's still nice and tight! I am not sure but I think the steel they were using changed some? Mine is made out of AUS-6 and I did a hardness test on the steel and a spark test and it appears to be just that rather than 420? Mine does not have soft steel and I sharpen knives and other things part-time for additional income and have many brand name knives and some custom knives. It came literally razor sharp in the box and I use a belt grinder to keep it that way, but it holds a nice edge for quite a while even after heavy use! Not bad for a $30 knife!
Are you serious...?,,,$20 for a massive, well designed heavy duty Bowie Knife...! I love this thing, it's old school tough and sharpens well. Handy,Very good design, comes with a superb all leather sheath and no silly coatings to rub off, so it needs oil, like a real knife.
Very good quality stainless blade is 1/4 inch thick. Solid brass guard and pommel. Came sharp. The leather sheath is a little thin, you might get a kit and make your own. I'm thinking of kydex. But the knife at $20 is such a deal I can easily do another sheath.
Just got mine and It is one of my best purchases. The quality of the blade itself and the sheath cant be matched for its price. Definitely will be buying more for Christmas gifts!
I have now bought 5 of these beauties! The quality, thickness, craftmanship and impressive leather sheath are unmatched! This is the best knife that Budk sells!
I purchased this Bowie at the request of a friend that had been looking for a good Bowie for some time but he was not willing to shell out big bucks for a brand name knife. He was ecstatic at the knifes quality and could not believe it was such a solid well built Bowie for the price. He had looked at many Bowie's and his words were .This knife by far outshines almost all the other Bowie's he had looked at and at less then a quarter of the price. He showed this Bowie to his friends and now he wants me to order three more. This Bowie's solid full tang construction will make it a must have for anybody who is building a bug out bag. It will be a blessing to have a blade that you can actually chop & split wood with that will hold up to a pounding.. The sheath is adequate for show but if you are going to use it as a work horse blade. I would recommend wrapping it with some heavy duty camo-duct tape. All in all It's a Great Bowie and I plan on buying many more for my friends and for members of my family. Great Job BUDK Another Awesome Item Of Many Great Items!
I decided to give this knife the benefit of the doubt, and i'm glad I did. this blade goes way far beyond my expectations. the edge is near razor sharp right out of the box. I highly recommend this knife to any one!!!!
This is an awesome knife. It came razor sharp. I was a little surprised to see how beautiful the handle was,could not be better. Only one tiny nick to the top of the blade as the only flaw, so I might of gotten one of the best ones. Nice heavy blade about 1/4 inch thick. Steel is T 65 surgical steel the stuff scalpels are made of, be the reason why it is razor sharp. The sheath is ok and will do. I high some high expectations from reading the reviews and I am not disappointed. I doubt if you could find a better value on a bowie else where. I payed $17.00 for mine, what a deal. I would recommend this to everyone. I will be buying more from Timber Rattler in the future. If you have any doubts about buying this BUY, good reviews from 366 people, enough said!
Comes as described and is way sharper than I thought it would be as it has already drawn a little blood and as shown in the video it can hack a tree apart in just a few swings of this huge blade. Buy it you won't regret it in the least.
A huge, beautiful bowie!. I am still stunned that it is $20. The sheath is beautiful but not tough or rough enough to hold the knife. Similar to the Rambo III. I can't wait to tested. thanks BUDK!.
These are just awesome bowie knives. Built like tanks and good looking. You cant buy a better knife for this price. I purchased a second one I like them so much . These blades are becoming legendary !
by far the biggest and thickest of all timber rattler bowie knives, i own about 16 different ones, the sunset bowie comes close in size but not in thickness... best timber rattler to date...
Love this beast!! Sheath was a bit nicked but who cares for the price??!! When I show it off, I ask everyone if they want to see my new "lil pocket knife"!? Pretty darn sharp too. I died put a finer edge to it though, and stropped her.
This knife is a great buy, its hand crafted full tang and heavy. You can't beat it for $20 I bought two, one for me and one for a gift for my brother. The blades were both shaped a little differently his had more of a curve towards the tip and less of a point but mine looked exactly like it does in the picture. Beautiful knife, don't store it in the leather sheath or it will rust pretty quickly unless you keep the blade oiled and the inside of the sheath as well. Leather holds a lot of moisture.
Couldn't be happier with this knife. Very solid and intimidating, for 20 bucks you cant beat it. 'That's not a knife, that's a knife'
I bought two of these and they are a great knife for the price. Grant it they don't have the best fit and there are imperfections in the blade,handle and brass coated fittings, but for the price you can't really complain. The sheaths are serviceable enough and could be modified to last long than they would right out of the box. I would suggest making a new sheath yourself or have someone make one for you if you're going to be carrying this knife a lot. I still gave this knife 5 stars because it's a $20 knife with a decent useable blade that you can actually do a lot of work with.
ANOTHER GREAT KNIFE from BUDK !! This is another must have !! Don't even hesitate, just BUY IT NOW !! It is better than the photos. !! ------- roger p.
Can cut down a small tree with this knife. Very rugged and built very solid. I did have to exchange the knife sheath which was damaged in the box.
WOW! This is truly a fantastic knife! The weight is excellent and the sheath goes well with it! A must buy!
Great Price. True Masters made this blade. I give it 5 thumbs upâ€¦..This knife can cut 5 thumbs off in one stroke, Super sharp â€¦Now I have to buy another, One for play and one to show as a work of fine Art.
Best knife you will ever get from anybody or from anywhere. Price is right and believe me this knife is absolutely awesome!
Ordered on Tuesday got on Saturday, Better then expected, Best buy I ever had for $20.
I was completely amazed at this knife when it came in. It is that and everything else. Feels great and looks fantastic. Not too happy with the sheath,a thin leather outside and what seems like foam between the leather. Looks nice. The tip of the sheath was peeling back but wasnt anything to send the knife back for. I was very happy with this knife.
What a knife this Bowie is!!! Exceeded my expectations. Sharp straight out of the box. Leather sheath is exceptionally good. This knife and sheath are excellent. Knife is very heavy,so, when you swing it you have a lot of momentum behind it. What an awesome knife!!!
hey whats up BOSTON REDNECK here saying this knife is huge awesome and heavy duty this is the best knife I've ever owned BUD K you guys are the topping and iceing of the cake.This knive is very well made,and will last a life time,I know when I'm done with it I'll pass it on to my son Timothy he loves it already.I'm so very happy with this knife I can't keep my hands off it. very very beautiful knife. I suggest that who ever is reading this you should go and order it,this knife is WICKED GOOD ACTION BOSTON REDNECK style.Go buy one or three it's worth it.BOSTON REDNECK out
What can I say! How about Wow! That what I kept saying When I had unwrapped it and first saw this cool beast!Very sharp,but I made sharper!Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Dig It Dudes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
This is the toughest bowie I`ve ever owned. If you are no happy with this, then nothing will satisfy you. If you don`t carry this, you might as well carry a hatchet. This is more versatile though. Would and probably will buy more. Already purchased six. Kennesaw also carries some terrific Damascus knives.
I was overwhelmed when I received the Rattler Outlaw Bowie , the quality , style make it a collectors item, I will be buying more like it from you sincerely, Paul B Binkley
Great Buy! I have made knifes for fifty seven years. I needed a work horse chopper..this is it. It has 3-4 minor flaws, but overall it is a great buy. I can hardly afford materials to build a custom any more..and the fifty hours INTENSIVE labor ..PLUS materials!!..are you kidding!! Go spend your $28.00. Knife making is HARD>>HOT>>DIRTY WORK!! I'M TIRED!! LET SOMEONE ELSE DO IT FOR 50 CENTS AN HOUR!!!! Thanks Budk.
This is an excellent Bowie for a modest price. There was a reason these knives were the knives of choice in the 1800's. This is a great knife for the money.I love mine.
Awesome knife! It's sturdy, handles perfectly. Extremely sharp out of the box. The price was unbelievable. Comes with a gorgeous tooled sheath. Arrived swiftly-way ahead of time for Father's Day present for my husband. Diffently will order more products from BUDK!!
This is a great knife! It was WAY bigger than I expected. Its a HUGE bang for your buck. The sheath is excellent and the blade was razor sharp straight out of the box!
Great knife for the price The leather sheath is a real nice feature. Very nice Handle color. Nice weight and balance. Sharp blade out of the box.
Knife was just as it was advertised. I have two of this knife. Great item. Just one little problem though. The second knife's sheaf had an approximately 3 -4 inches long CUT in the leather. It was not cut through and that is why I did not return. All and all very good products from BUDK
I ordered one of these knifes hoping it would be made in the heritage of a man who helped to defend and protect folks in need,in a still untamed country. I was Happy to find that The Western Outlaw Bowie is everything I was looking for! I am confident the construction of this knife will hold up against anything I use it for. I would feel quite confident carrying this knife as back up on any adventure! I liked it so much I bought one for my Brother and a couple good friends!
Amazing Knife! Just got it for my birthday and WOW! It is amazing! Huge, beautiful knife.
Excellent Bowie Knife! worth its weight in "GOLD" Love It....will buy more!!!!! Thank You BUDK Great quality, service & shipping..........
Bloody beaut! This knife is really hefty, very sturdy. Real leather sheath has a really nice pattern on the front. The metal is thick, and has a full tang so it can tacky almost any job you need! Plus it looks good enough to display. Great buy.
I ordered three of these knives and they arrived exactly as described. No defects in materials or workmanship. Blade was decently sharp too.
RECIEVED THIS KNIFE A FEW DAYS AGO,WHAT ASUPRISE ! GREAT KNIFE, GRAETBIG KNIFE,FEELS GOOD,GOOD QUALITY,IS ALREADY MY FAVORITE EVER ! ALL MY FRIENDS WANT ONE,GET EM NOW,WHILE YOU CAN !
An absolute beast of a knife and well worth the asking price! A full tang blade is the only way to go for a Bowie you intend to use for hard service and this one will serve your purposes well! Sharp out of the box and a leather sheath that is serviceable makes this a steal! Wife tried to Hi-Jack this blade for yard work so I gotta buy another. GET ONE!!! You won't be disappointed. 2 thumbs up to Timber Rattler!!!
UPS JUST DELIVERED THE BEST BOWIE KNIFE TO ME THAT I HAVE EVER HELD IN MY HANDS ! WHAT A DEAL . WORTH THE WAIT , AND WELL WORTH THE SHIPPING ! EXCELLENT KNIFE .
love it ,came nice and sharp well worth the money . thinking about getting another one or two for show
This is my first buy from budk, and is truly a great knife to say the least.my friends were very impressed with the size and durability. For the price you can't get much better than this. Though there were a few scratches throughout the blade and handle but you can tell it's from shipping not manufacturing.
Ever since I was little I've wanted to start a knife collection. And I wanted to start it off with a knife I have always wanted which is the bowie knife. I searched many web sites to find one to my liking and I came across this one on amazon. My first thought was when I saw this one was "my knife collection would be perfect with this piece" and it wasn't long until I ordered from amazon...when I saw this knife in person I was mesmerized by the MASSIVE size of the blade. If your a knife collector this knife is a must have I guarantied you that would not be disappointed with this knife and also its impressive with cutting objects....my only downside to it was that when I received it the bolt that secured the fastener and the belt loop was off of the sheath but it can be repaired.
This knife fills the bill. It's large with a surgical steel blade that can take an extraordinary value. I plan on giving this one to my grandson who collects knives.
I WAS SURPRISED HOW BIG IT WAS, SOLID PIECE OF WORK! ONLY ONE THING I COULD SAY IS, THAT REALLY IS A KNIFE!
I just wanna this knive is a beast it feels great in the hand. The blade is awesome if u wanna knife to imprees this is it thank bk
i bought my western outlaw for a low price . it is worth every penny . i do a lot of woodworking and use knives almost daily . this knife is worth every penny . if you are looking for a perfect blade , without any flaws at all ....don't buy this knife . but ...if you are looking for a good looking workhorse of a knife that is ruggedly built ......buy this one ! very satisfied .
I've been buying a lot of knives of this site lately and I can honestly say this thing is a BEAST! The blade is very thick and very sturdy. I tried finding a flaw here and there and to my shock, none. For the price of this you can't go wrong! If your wondering if it comes sharp...yes very! Any knife collector such as myself appreciate the value of a good product and you can't go wrong with this.
Buy this knife.Bought this knife for my son,He loves it. The blade is almost a quarter inch thick and its full tang.No way you can buy a better large bowie for 4 times the money.
I don,t see how you could get a better value for the money. This knife is big, sharp and functional. I bought one for myself, and then two more for friends of mine. I glued a leather knife pouch on the front of the sheath and put a little survival kit in there, now I have the perfect field companion. Great knife, great price.
This was probably the biggest surprise i can remember in a knife buy. I just wanted a hug bowie i could work on polishing and putting on display....what i got was a ready to display bowie that appears to be a working knife too. So happy i cem right to bud k directly and ordered several bowies to see what other surprise values are here...i wasn't disappointed and will review them all.
You wont belive this when you see it in person.Dont be afraid to show this off. Powerful, sharp, beautiful, and well worth the price!
Wow!! That is a huge knife. Ordered one after new years and I thought they gave me a hand cannon. It'll cut through just about anything once you sharpen it a bit. I felt like a kid with a tree branch in a twig fight. IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS FOR TWENTY BUCKS!!!
Got one of these monster for Christmas and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt it is beast. The leather sheathe isn't all that great but that doesn't stop this bad**s bowie from tearing through literally everything you put in it's way. Unfortunately hunting season passed by time I got it, but this beauty will definitely be going out with me every trip next year.
Bought one for myself and one for a friend. Big, big, big knife! Excellent sheath. Very impressed with it. Get one while you can.
bsolutely one of the finest knives I've ever seen. Looks great feels great and as a retailer it sells itself
OUTSTANDING ! TRUTH? I WAS (AND REMAIN) AMAZED AT THIS VALUE! SITS QUITE NICELY BETWEEN THE CONSOLE AND DRIVER'S SEAT OF MY DODGE RAM! THANK YOU KENNESAW!
This is a very heavy and well made knife for the money. I would recommend this to anyone.
Bought 2 of these knives for friends as gifts,and they looked so nice I bought one for myself. The price is good for the quality and the sheath is good also. It is heavy and also sharp and very nice looking. I would recommend it to anyone looking for this type of knife.
I ordered this knife as a gift, and after receiving it, I've decided that I have to have one for myself! This is an impressive knife!
Excellent value for the price, very heavy and thick. It reminded me of Crocidile Dundee in New Yor City, when he encountered the mugger. "Now That's a Knife!" Don't try to go outside with it, cause you'll get arrested in a second. It's that freaking scary looking....
I was surprised by the size and strength of this knife. I was also surprised at how sharp it was and how well in the year since I bought it that it's held its edge. The handel wood was well fitted and was securely held in place. It's a massive and good looking knife that sharpens well and holds an edge, what more can you ask for. All for $20.
As my headline would indicate, this knife is just plain out freaking awesome. I got it for my friend for his b-day and he almost kissed me but settled for kissing the knife instead. Pros: sharp, really big, has awesome weight to it, and looks great. Impression on sheath look cool too. Cons: The hook thingy on the hilt was really sharp and I cut myself on it getting it out of the box and the handle was too gray
Man o Man, this is one BIG knife! I thought I was prepared for the size but once I got it in my hand only then did I realize the heft of this monster. It is well made with a few flaws to the handle, but the blade is top notch. It needs to be sharpened, but hey what knife does not need to be touched up. One difference I did notice is that instead of engraving the name of the knife and country of manufacture, mine is inked on. Which means eventually it will wear off. Just cosmetic, but a difference all the same. Also the snap is plain brass. Overall, I like this knife and would recommend it to anyone who wants a solid hunk of steel in their hand. And at $20 it was a steal. Thanks BUDK. My next blade purchase will definitely come from you.
My gosh what a blade. Tremendous value for the price! I'll have to put rocks in my left pocket to balance me out to walk a straight line. Mine could have been sharper out of the box but nothing I can't fix. Highly recommend this blade to anyone, warrior, soldier, hunter, wanna be, no matter, you can't go wrong.
Best knife ever. I got mine a few years ago and it's still serving me well. I've used it to trim trees in the yard and to baton firewood and pound nails and it's great for all that but where it really shines is in the garden. The size and heft make it perfect for preparing soil to plant. You can just carve up the dirt and this thing goes right through all the roots like nothing. Way more useful than any hand shovel. I love the design. I wish they sold the exact same knife with solid brass appointments and top quality fit and finish. For the price though this thing is awesome.
This bowie is huge. It came razor sharp right out of the box and it was bigger than I thought it would be. I feel like I can chop down a tree with it. Great knife. Thanks budk
Great Knife! Only needed sharpening. Very durable considering its a full-tang knife. Nice and sturdy. Good weight. Definately a good knife!
From the moment you open the box and grip this huge bowie in your hand, you know you've got something special. The blade is simply amazing. Thick, full tang heavy stainless steel that could shred through game and bones. The grip is large and well made and feels powerful in your hand. The fit and finish of the pieces offer the quality of higher priced knives. Buy one and you will have a nice big bowie for life. 5 Stars.
Had to comment on this product. Listen up, this is one of the best knifes of its type you will ever find for the price. We'll built, BudK has a winner in this one. Thank You, AC
There are those that say you can't get much anymore.to them I'd say leave the USA and try to find a knife like this.does it rust? OF COURSE IT DOES Morons.All metal deteriorates when not properly maintained.I underestimated the ad when it said how big it was.When I first held in my hand my heart skipped a beat.I don't have plans on displaying this knife but have no intentions on possibly losing it in the woods either.Thanks BUDK.you have made the public at large very happy with this knife.I am planning to give my friends one of these for special occasions.to say "I'm a happy camper would be an understatement.
An absolute animal of a blade. A few passes with a ceramic rod had this beauty so sharp it could take your hand at the wrist if your not careful. A steal for the money and a devastatingly functional piece of steel.
this thing is awesome, took it to the river this weekend and beat the h**l out of it using it as a machete. dont hesitate to buy this...get two. came pretty d**n sharp too.
I couldn't believe how big this knife - wait a minute...is this a knife or a machete? A sword? It's enormous, whatever it is. And beautifully crafted. All the lines and angles on it are honed to perfection. The handle is smooth and comfortable to grip. It's sturdy and heavy and simply a joy to hold, with a beautiful brass handguard and curved pommel for a more secure grip. I can't say enough good things about this...er...knife. Had my initials engraved on it, too. Will leave it to my daughter when I die, and it'll be a family heirloom of sorts. Couldn't be happier with this purchase, and hands down the best $25 I ever spent on a knife. Would've happily spent $100 on the same blade.
Wow i knew the knife was big but I didn't dream it was as big as it is. If you have to pull this knife out i am willing to bet the other person will soil there self and run at the sight of it. What a monster and it came out of the box sharp enough to shave hair. I am really impressed with this knife it will be a great addition to my bug out bag. There will be a review on this knife and the service i got with BudK on youtube in next few days. Look for on TwoWolves Prepping. Thank you so much Bud K
I just received my Timber Rattler Bowie. Man is this thing big!!! It is very sharp right out of the box. When I'm out in the woods doing my field research I will put this thing to the test !Thanks BUDK for another great product !!!
While this is not a show quality knife, it is good looking, great feeling and has taken hours of abuse. The sheath is sturdy, I have had no problem wearing it on my side and pulling the blade. This thing is razor sharp after taking down several small trees and clearing all kinds of brush, vines and wood. For the money, you can't go wrong.
I just purchased 2 more of these knives and they are great. one had a bent tip (easy fix.) The ony thing is that the wood color ranges from blue to grey
Got This Massive Bowie A COuple Of Days Ago.. I Have To Say It Is Impressive When I Saw The Box It Came in I Was In A Lost For Words When I Took The Wrapping Off It Was Like Christmas In October Lol. I Have To Say It Is A Bad A$# Bowie Knife And I Would Highly Recomend It To Any one! Don't Hesitate Go With Your Gut, Im Glad I Went With Mine.
Got the word from a friend that this beautiful blade is great for work in the field or on the collectors sow shelf! As soon as I can this will be mine some day! He knows Quality and I have been collecting for years! After seeing it , he was right!
This is a great buy for just under twenty bucks. I always seem to end up selling this to my friends though. It is a favorite buy. It is a big bowie. Heavy and solid. And I also thought the leather sheath was good on all the ones I have bought. So if you want a bowie collection this is a must have for a great price. Hurry because these sell fast.
Very good attention to detail. Knife is huge and well constructed. Came very sharp. You get way better quality than the price would suggest.
This knife not only looks good it feels good in your hand, this knife is huge,very sharp and the leather sheath is real nice, this is a good bargain.
I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this , knife but when I open the box, my mouth drop open! this is one h**l of a knife, big, heavy,and well made that I'm ordering three more for family members,and one more for me. I can say this is the best bowie knife I ever own.This is a must have knife!
You can't find a deal like this anywhere , every time I show it to anyone they love it ! Then, when they find out what I paid for it they think i'm BS-ing them! I've bought a bunch of them just so they won't take mine when i'm not looking ! Great Deal and great craftsmanship ......... If you don't buy it your really missing out !
the knife it self is quite large the Blade is strong 11+in. cutting surface 9and5/8 by 1/4 in thick yes 9 5/8 inches of Razor sharp surgical steel... sliced paper with not a miss no drag co. thru layers of card board for hours like it were sheets of paper and still even shaved hair off my arm just like a barbers Razor. I would not hesitate to recommend this to a friend, the only disappointment was with the sheath, it fell apart first time I strapped it on, thin leather and the rivets ripped rite thru... Boo-Hoo does not retract from the quality of the knife at all I think the amount of steel alone in this knife is worth every penny... maybe for chopping great oaks spring steel may be more suitable but this dose d**n good job for my money, hamered on this all day long making kindling and tent pegs, my Fiskars hatchet is on stand by for now. I will make a sheath for it myself, it is the least I could do for the work I have gotten out of it. I am very impressed by the words Made in Pakistan... you should be too...
If you're looking for a knife that warrants reciting a certain infamous movie line in an Australian accent, look no further! Great blade, great sheath.
I just received my timber rattler western outlaw Bowie knife today in the mail, and i just have to say that this was the best buy i have ever made on budk. the blade is as massive as it looks and is way bigger and heavier than i imagined. the blade itself was sharp right out of the box, and the tip actually punctured the box it came in because the little plastic cap fell off during shipping. the only downside is it was made in Pakistan, but that is still better than china. the leather sheath was even of an amazing quality for the knife. well done, budk!
got mine today. its HUGE! looks really good, fairly sharp out of the box but could use a good honing. overall as far as craftsmanship I give it a "B" as there are a few slight flaws, but then factor in the price and it goes back up to an "A". was surprised by the sheath, its really actually pretty nice, but im afraid the belt strap is weak, I will probably replace that with a heavier/wider one with 4 rivets. I wish it had leg cords on it though, prolly put some on it. overall, yes buy this, buy three. give them for gifts, if you want a big badazz knife and don't have a big badazz wallet, this is it
This knife surpasses all expectations. It's very well made and considerably heavier than I was prepped for. Get this "monster" if you want to see your friends' eyes bulge. It's worth every penny and much more.
Great knife for the price, sharpens easily and durable thick leather sheath. It's very well balanced and meant for the outdoors.
Great knife.i was impressed by the size and weight as well as the feel of this knife.....the handle is big enough for a large hand and the blade was sharp ....the appearance is menacing..i liked it so much i purchaser other timber rattler knives...buy this and enjoy
This Knife is a steal! The blade is EXTREMELY sharp. Very nice bowie. My only complaint is the weight. It's a monster. Great way to start your collection.
Very sharp out of box, sliced up a sheet of paper like my buck knife. 1/4 thick blade with no defects, nice wood handle and good quality brass. The scabard is excellent i'm very surprised by it.This is definetaly atleats a $100 knife. Budk blades are great for taking on the quad,if i lose it i'm only out $20.
Great knife and the price was just right I own two of them now. Razor sharp and well worth the money budk has the best prices on the timber rattler line I can find anywhere. If your looking for a knife that you' ll have for years this is the one.
This Knife was a great buy. Full tang was important in a knife this size. Good leather sheath. The retaining strap is in a bad place, though. As I am pulling the knife out of the sheath, the cutting edge of the knife drags across the strap. I am already seeing cuts on the strap. But that is the only downside to this beautiful knife. Brass bolster and pommel with brass pins holding a beautifully finished hardwood handle makes this knife look like it cost a lot more than it does. My wife suggested we put it on display, so I might have to buy another one!
After watching the video on this knife, I thought it was an awful lot of knife for less than $20...but being a bit skeptical, I ordered it anyway. It arrived today and let me tell you, this is quite a knife. Quality construction through and through, with a leather sheath that you'd pay more than $20 any where else. In anticipation of its arrival, I had all my sharpening supplies out on my work bench, but they weren't needed. This knife was razor sharp right out of the box. If you are looking to buy an indestructible Bowie knife, you can't go wrong with this one!!! Great product, great price and fast delivery adds up to a home run!!!!
exceptional knife for the money. Most people think I paid at least 150.00 One person guess that it cost 1000.00 or more.
This knife is awesome!! Very well made, with a heavy duty blade. You could cut down trees with this tool. One thing that is important to me when purchasing a knife is the sheath. The Western Outlaw Bowie knife came through on this as well with a well made heavy leather sheath. The first one I ordered I gave to a good friend. Then I ordered another. I will probably get more to give away for Christmas, or Birthday gifts. It's that impressive! And you can't beat Bud-K's price!!
Pleasantly surprised of the assembly of this knife. Also not made in Pakistan. Most of the Pakistan items I have come across are decent quality. They seem to be good craftsman and take pride in what they build. Very solid, handle, lines up nice and has no wobble. Wood finish looks good. The sheath is not bad at all. The blade is heavy and very thick. More of a small sword that will come out on top in a knife fight and chop wood when finished! Remember the croc man from down under, "that's not a knife this is a knife"
I orderd a Knife and got a Sword!!! I would buy it again and not think twice about it!! Very good knife. And come on $20.00 you wont find one nicer for the price!!
i bought this knife and it just came in today i love it! its huge has a good weight and is full tang well made dosnt come very sharp but like 5 min with a sharpining stone it becomes razor sharp comes with a good sheath for 20 buck amazing buy!!
I love this knife! Big enough to handle those jobs that a smaller Bowie just won't do. And, for $20.00, it can be easily replaced (if ever needed!). That's a knife!
THIS is a Knife... And yes, it deserves the capital K. It is full-tang, well constructed, and ready to take on any challenge. It is HUGE- just shy of a short sword. There is a curve in the tang above the hilt for the forefinger- it exposes your finger to potential harm, but is perfect for controlling the center of gravity for the blade, giving a h**l of a lot of control. Drop the forefinger below the hilt, and you're protected by have slightly less control of the blade. My only complaint is the sheath. It is leather, but the stitching is already coming apart. Given the immense size of the blade, I wish the sheath strapped to the thigh, making the draw much smoother and easier. Also, the it is designed for us right-handed folks: lefties are gonna have to figure out a different way to draw the blade. You'll need to sharpen this sucker out of the box - for general use, I'd recommend a 25 degree angle - but if you lavish love and attention on this blade the same way I have, you'll have an incedible addition to your collection, and a terribly useful blade.
Great knife to have in the woods. I do not even have to swing it to have it cut through thick branches! Going to bring it with me when I go hunt some boars. Good strong knife for 20 bucks, great deal! Great to show to your friends or use for other purposes! Might have to get a couple more!
This knife is amazing. Its big as h**l, weighs a ton, and chop a log in one or two good swings (in my experience). My girlfriend actually got mad at me because I was talking about this knife so much. Now the rivets holding the belt loop to the sheath snaped off after jumping off some stuff wile wearing the knife, but q ith a few brass paper tacks and some sodder, its stronger then befor
This is the second one I bought from Bud K, just because I liked this Bowie knife so well. I will never use it because the first one will last me three lifetimes. The Bowie is truly made for the Jolly Green Giant, it is heavy, huge, and the blade is a 1/4 in thick with a full tang that would take a tank to destroy. The handle is beautiful and this knife was sharp out of the box. Tarzan could kill an elephant with it but might find it difficult swinging from vine to vine as it is a heavy knife and made for heavy duty work. The sheath will suffice but not quite the quality it should have been for this size/weight of knife. I had to have two of them, one to use and the other just to hold in my hand and admire. I rate it ten stars but they only gave me five stars to click on. High quality - the best I have ever seen from Pakistan or anywhere for the money - buy it!
Adding to the already outstanding number of high reviews of this product, it is just as it is advertised. A big d**n knife. Mick Dundee himself would be proud. Ordered one for my dad and uncle each and they were frightened by it's size. Very solid, even stood up to my skills on the bench grinder
Just received my "Timber Rattler" and I couldn't be more pleased. Sharp, clean, and extremely well made. This beats any deal you'd see on the TV from those knife shows. Just be careful unwrapping it, cause its sharp like a razor. Just have to think up a name for her. I'm anxiously awaiting for my next order to come. The "Fantasy Mystic Nights Sword". I already have a name for her so you zombies better tread lightly or I'll introduce you to "THE DE-NOGGINATOR"!
I can only echo what other people are saying. This knife is awesome! For 20 bucks, You just gotta have one for yourself. It's a beast. Will definitely come in handy for the zombie apocalypse. Enjoy.
Received this knife on 7-25-13. Opened up a cardboard box to find a 16 1/2 inch beast. Weighs much more than you'd expect it to. Full tang blade and a beautifully crafted wooden handle. If you are looking for a huge knife for hard use or just to display, then this knife is for you.
Excellent Knife, Sharp, strong, well made, good detail work. Don't even think twice. It's well worth the $20. and more.
I agree with the other reviews. This knife is so well made that on inspection you would swear it was far more expensive than it was. The blade is substantial, the metal to wood fit is excellent and the brass work is nothing short of beautiful. It is good, quality steel, tough to put an edge on, and will hold that edge. It's a great tool and I think would terrify an enemy if you pulled it in anger. No down side here.
The Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Bowie is a very good knife for 20$. it is has a long, yet thick, and wide blade, evening out the size. the knife is full tang, and pretty heavy. it came sharp even to shave. THE BLADE IS NOT MADE IN CHINA. The blade is made from surgical steel in Pakistan. the handle is strong and tight. You will not find a better deal.
I have always been fascinated by bowie knives. I purchased one from Bass Pro thinking it was pretty cool. I wish I would have found the timber rattler first. It was $10 less and so much more of a knife. What an amazing value. It is beautiful and solid and holds a great edge. I have shown it off to several people and they were all impressed. I highly recommend it as well as BUDK.com.
Great knife. Hefty, with some meat on the handle for those with larger hands like myself, you can get a nice grip. You simply can not get a better knife for this price without stealing it.
Fellow knife enthusiasts, you cannot beat this massive bowie knife for only $20. This thing looks like the Outback Bowie,but it costs one tenth the price! I am very impressed with the overall quality of this blade. If you are a fan of the "Crocodile Dundee" movies, you'll love this knife.
Sweet blade.This is a very good Bowie. The quality of the steel is kinda ehhh. But you really can't expect to much more from a Pakistan blade. Over all though this blade has proven itself to be particularly badas$. I thought it was a bit cumbersome at first, but this is that kind of knife to be broken in. All in all though I think it's a fantastic; very versatile blade.
This bowie is by far one of the best out there, and for only $20???? You can't pass it up. I own 2 myself and I have purchased quite a few as gifts for friends and family. The only con to me would be the sheath. It isn't the greatest of quality, but hey, the bowie is worth 4x as much alone so can't complain. Most of the time they are razor sharp out of the box but one of them wasn't so sharp. It is easily sharpened and holds a sharp edge with lots of abuse. If you are looking for a functional full-tang bowie for a bargain, look no further. This beast is definitely worth the money.
This is CERTAINLY worth $20.It has some weight to it and is pretty big. It's almost like a short sword. Not sure how practical it is though. Not like I'm going to be skinning buffalo anytime soon but da** sure when the Zombie Apocalypse comes I want this knife with me. =)
did not know what to expect with a 20.00 knife! all i can say is wow! this knife is huge. It fills great in your hand and came razor sharp . the sheath is also top notch leather and very sturdy. this thing will hack through almost anything ! IT is full tang and a solid Hoss!This thing should last a long time!Thanks Bud K you guys hit a home run with this one!
What a beautiful bowie!! Super big, full tang, very nicely crafted. Even the sheath is excellent. If you're into bowie knives at all, you have to get this.
This knife is an incredible deal! UPS just rolled it in off the truck. I bought it to cutaway some brush, but it's so d**n pretty, I may have to buy another so that I wont feel guity putting it to work.
a most amazing knife. very good weight very sharp. its one of the first knives that i have bought that i didn't have to do anything to. thank you bud k
You seriously don't realize how big this thing is until you take it out of the box. When held upside down, the blade is as long as my forearm. When people say "Nice knife" I say it's not a knife. It's a "Knoife" with an australian accent. It IS full tang, and alot of people will lie about that, but you can see the entire tang. The blade is thin enough to not feel awkward and too heavy (Although it's weight will take some getting used to) but thick enough to where it is as sturdy as you could possibly need it to be. I've chopped wood with it. When I got it, I was cutting 1-2" limbs off of trees in one chop, sometimes two. And astetically, you feel like a post-apocalyptic outlaw person holding it. I didn't put it down for several hours that first day. For the price, if you're looking for a large bowie, this is the one.
Exceptional quality; the knife looks like it would go for much more than the asking price. The blade has heft, the handle is very well designed; as a tool or a fighter, this knife is exceptional.
Very impressive knife! Heavy thick blade, full tang, solid construction, very nice knife for under $20!
I was shocked at the quality of the knife and the scabbard. As soon as my son saw it, his eyes lit up. He called me the next day and said he had to have one, maybe 2, one as a gift and for him. Great price and honest advertising. Thank you!
when i first received this knife i was a little curious as to the quality for $20.well that was answered after i opened it.it is a very big and heavy knife with the potential for many things.from the blade to the handle excellent quality.the only things i would try to correct in the future are the blade was not that sharp.i like them razor sharp.also there was an inconsistent flow of metal in the mold of the pommel.(a little hole on the bottom and top of guard was scratched up (some deep grooves in metal)all in all for $20 i am pleased.
You will not believe the knife you just bought for twenty bucks! The whole package is a winner! A heavy, sharp blade and a super looking sheath. Once you receive it you'll wonder why you didn't buy a couple of them! A superior knife in my book!
I got one but my wife quickly became the owner, so I got another one. Now we're twice as happy.We are very pleased with our knives, awesome deal for a well built knife, I'd recommend it to anyone and already have, thanks Art
Nice knife... Thoughts... * The tip of the sheath should have a lanyard which would secure the bottom of the sheath to the leg and stop the swing of the knife while walking. But this is a small modification... * I'd like to know more about the "Surgical Stainless Steel"... Is it 420? Is it 440? Is it AUS? * It's made in Pakistan, which isn't necessarily a bad thing -- the craftsmanship is quite good... * I've never used it, so I can't speak to its edge-holding ability, etc., but I've sold a number of them with no complaints... * It makes for a great "mantle knife" or "man cave knife"... * I try to buy when BudK has specials like $.01 shipping... I have no problem doubling my money when selling them... * I like the full tang construction... * All told, IMHO, a solid value if for no other reason that it would be at home in a bug-out bag... But in many states, don't wear it into town, or keep it in the car! Best...
I only buy bowie knives for looks and I love the look of this one..I'll never know how it cuts
This knife is just huge and beautiful. I was going to use it but now after seeing it.... I'm just going to display it and only use it in emergency situations :-) You all are the best to deal with, thank you :-)
Great knife. Showed up as scheduled. sheath is strong. only problem is the handle...a little chincy, but everything else is worth the money spent.
This blade is a very sturdy design, somewhat heavy, easy to wield. and very VERY sharp. Be extremely careful when cutting with this knife, i speak from experience. i was cutting with this knife, when it slipped and sliced about a half an inch into my index finger, clean cut. This thing works great for any task, just be careful is my only precaution.
Wow! what a buy for only $20. This is not the most expensive knife bought from Budk, but it is the best value. For those who may think the wood handle is simulated, the small knot in mine proves otherwise. blade came razor sharp, brass of cross guard and pommel is high quality. Not sure what all the fuzz is about the sheath. Leather seems thick, good grade belt leather. Stitching is thick and strong. Rivets for the belt loop and snap seem pretty strong as well. Noticed the snap doesn't have a star emblem on it people referred to in past reviews, its simply plain, so I'm thinking Timber Rattler probably took some of the earlier criticisms of the sheath to heart and made production changes. Pay nothing or a penny in one of budk's shipping specials, and that is simply icing on an already tasty cake.
This is REALLY nice knife! Heavy and well built. Even the sheath is pretty good. Everyone I show this bad a$$ knife to can't believe what I paid for it and they want one. I tell them check out BUDK for the best knives at the best prices. This one is a keeper for sure. Buy it and see. You'll be glad you did like I am. So many of the larger bowie style knives are cheaply made but, not this one. It is the real deal.
A great knife for under $20.00 , full tang construction and a full 1/4" thick, finish was very good and fairly sharp. When I saw that if you ordered 2 more the price was $18.00 I immediately ordered 2 more. Used it to clear some storm damaged trees before chain sawing them ... Sure this will last many years.
I bought three of these beasts. I do mean Beast its heavy, sharp and huge. My Uncle and Father In-Law both love them just as much as I. This is a beautiful knife that will be pasted down to the son. the sheath is gorgeous and rugged. Its easily converted to a down the back carry, My father in law is short so the knife was way too big for a leg carry. I've began calling this the Crocodile Dundee Knife "That's Not a Knife, THIS is a Knife!!!" Buy it before its gone
I just got my Bowie today I literally held it for an hour. Love the blade I'm going to buy my big bro one for his birthday.
The photos and video showed a fairly decent built knife. They do NOT do it justice. You could stamp Gil Hibben on this knife and not know the difference, except this one is useful..lol SOLID build, HEAVY blade, SHARP edge. And the carry sheath, wow. I do leather work and it looks like something I would have made. It will last the life of the knife. I'm on here today because I'm ordering another for my son.
awesome knife it came sharp and was bigger than I expected such a good knife for just 10$ the leather sheath is very durable didn't expect
I bought 3 of these, 2 for gifts. they are of excellent quality and can be used as a steak knife. don't ruin your blades by chopping beautiful trees or tall grass, treat them like your life may depend on them one day.
Wow...massive, hefty and solid. Super thick full tang 1/4" blade gives you the confidence to whack through anything without fear of breaking/bending the blade. Well crafted, smooth edges great fit and finish. Handle is very comfortable to hold. Can't believe this was only $20.
This is a really impressive knife. I bought mine just to test it out. I have given several as gifts. Everyone has loved it. I never tell them the price.
Man oh man once I took this bad boy out of the box and unwrapped it, my jaw dropped. Now this is a knife and for the price you can't beat this
I bought this knife more or less for the WOW! factor. Along with the decent reviews and the price, I figured it wasn't much of a gamble. MY expectations however were not very high. I was more than pleasantly surprised. Keep in mind my five star rating is taking into account the price of the knife. Nevertheless, I am well pleased. It was very sharp right out of the box. Fit and finish were very good. I have seen a lot of negative comments on the sheath. I either lucked out big time or they have taken these comments to heart and improved it greatly. Heavy leather, nicely embossed, full rivets not tacked belt loop, heavy retainer. Very nice indeed. In fact, I also ordered a couple of Hibben knives which have nice sheaths, and I would rate this sheath right up there with them. Very impressed and in fact will be ordering some more for gifts.
It's a fantastic knife for the price. It's not perfect, but you get a whole lot of bang for your buck with it. It's big, heavy, beautiful and mine came sharp enough to shave with. Even the sheath was pretty good, although the rivets that hold the belt loop on were very poorly attached. The craftsmanship was also well above what I expect out of a Pakistani knife. Here are the deficiencies or inaccuracies I noted. 1) The swedge isn't real. It's actually flat and about 1/8" thick. This probably makes the knife more practical for things like batoning, but an accurate Bowie would have a sharpened swedge. 2) The rivets on the sheath are not secure. A light tug was all it took to pull the belt loop off the sheath. It's an easy fix though and otherwise my sheath was quite nice and the leather used was good and thick. 3) The edge comes sharp and easily takes a sharp edge, but it won't hold one for long. If you actually use this knife regularly, take a sharpener so that you can touch it up frequently. All in all though, this is a great knife for the price.
In my 65 years of life I have owned many knives, some good, some bad, but this particular knife is absolutely one of the best I have ever used for the amount of money it took to purchase it! I would recommend this blade to anyone!
Well made, sturdy, nice looking, feels good in your hand. For display or actual use, I'd have no problem using this Bowie.
I bought one of these a while back and the handle was squared so I reshaped it. The new ones are improved and have rounded surfaces on the handle scales. I call it the "Monster Bowie!" Even larger than Dundee's Bowie, a real hand axe! Highly recommended and a fantastic value for the price. I give it a 10 rating and I own 3 of them now. Great companion to my M48 Tactical Tomahawk too.
Man just recived this knife in the mail and all I got to say is WOW!!!! This thing is giant also this is my first order on BudK and I love it. I might get 1 or 2 more just for the heck of it. I recommend this to anyone who collects or just uses knifes on a camping trip.
The shipping on this product was insanely fast. I received it within a few days of my order. Like most other purchasers, I thought I was prepared for the size and might of this wicked knife, but was ultimately taken aback by just how enormous the blade was after I removed it from its packaging. I actually called over my roommate when I saw how big the package was and said, "I want you to witness this. It's going to be nuts." Laughter soon ensued from the comically large size of the knife. Regardless, there were a few blemishes on the blade, but nothing a good ol' fashioned polishing won't get out. The blade came razor sharp, and I'm happy. It passed the paper-test (slices through it like a stick of warm butter) and was actually sharper than the Ka-Bar I used to open the packaging. Love the knife. I have no idea what its utility is, because it's so freaking huge, but I love the knife. Great purchase for $20.
Cant beat it for the price, massive blade, , solid weight, quality handle and probably the best sheath you can get in this price range... so good I bought 3 for gifts.
Well, Bud K just possibly lost a long time customer with this huge Jolly Green Giant Bowie. After getting this knife in the mail, looking at how strong, solid, and gorgeous this knife is, I will never need to purchase another knife because this one will last three lifetimes! This knife is built like a tank, heavy and the blade is sharp, 1/4 inch thick, shiny, with a full tang and the quality far surpasses the price. The grip was beautifully crafted and the brass pommel is held tight with brass pins, no wiggle or play anywhere on the handle and the grips are tight and simply beautiful. I bought the Bud K TR 85 and thought it was the best Bowie made for the money and it is except this Bowie is its daddy! It will take a pack horse to carry it around in the woods all day - lol. This knife is about the same length as the TR 85 but has a thicker and wider blade. The sheath is so-so, could be stronger, but I will have a stronger sheath made for it. Trust me, this Bowie knife will end your craving for any more Bowie knives because for the price nobody will top this one. BUY IT before Bud K gets wise and triples the price on it. Just holding it Daniel Boone and Jim Bowie comes to mind, true! Happy trails.
I was totally caught off guard by the weight,shapness, and craftsmanship of this knife! It truly lives up to all things you said about it. It is the first knife I have had that will actually cut a swinging rope. Thank You
Just got the knife today. I have to say this thing is enormous. It is fairly heavy, but is solid. There are a couple little dings in the metal that are hardly visible which isn't a big deal. It came razor sharp and looks as pictured, except the color of the handle is a bit lighter and looks bluer. I have yet to test out this knife outside because it is pouring, but I plan on putting it through h**l. It's awesome when you first show anybody this knife because all they do is burst out laughing at how absurdly large it is. It looks more like a short sword rather than a knife, but I see it working nicely when it comes down to sheer chopping power.
I hate to make it harder for me to get more of these by telling everyone how great they are ... but they are awesome! I grab one every time there is penny shipping, making it an even $20 a pop. I have several, and give them away to friends who are always like "holy sh*t that's a monster blade!". They are solid and fairly sharp straight out of the box. All the sheaths I have gotten with them have been good so far. It's definitely a "that's not a knife ... THIS is a knife" kinda blade!
I got this knife about three weeks ago, and I can only say good things. I was climbing a tree during my workout the other day, and this thing cleared 1/2-1 inch thick limbs with a flick of the wrist. It also can be positioned to hang comfortably while you move and shake (I wear it cross-draw). It works. It will bit you, as well. It can bite through anything with a good flick, yet can also do detail work. And for $20. If you're thinking about buying this, you're wasting time that could be shipping time. Stop thinking and start buying. Go. Right now. Don't disobey me. Also, the customer service was godly.
Like Chris Tucker in Friday! This is an awesome blade...so heavy, so BIG! Full tang, very well crafted, nothing loose or jiggly...feels like very solid craftsmanship. I haven't torture tested this thing with branches and such, but just by holding it you know it's tear through quite a bit quite easily. And as far as intimidation factor...you definitely win! H**l, I bet this thing would kill a grizzly! But of course, he'd kill you too...but you wouldn't die alone with this awesome knife! I should have bought two!
This knife is 'unreal'...this is an outstanding buy, so much so that I am ordering another! Great materials, a 'must buy' item.
After purchasing this knife at the first of December of 2012 for my Christmas gift for myself I fell in love with the quality but what took me back was the origin of manufacturing, Pakistan, with a history of making pure junk in the past I got nervous so I put it to use in the harshest conditions I could find. It functioned so well I purchased another as a back up. Top of the line, made to last, and fits your hand perfect plus the edge held up even to 6" tree limbs and the price is unbelievable, Might as well be giving them away. This knife is almost indestructible.
Really a great knife--I've see many similar knives for two or three times the price. Good solid construction that fits nicely in your hand. If you're looking for a big, high-quality knife, you can't go wrong with the Timber Rattler.
I wished everyone could buy at least 1 Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Bowie.This knife is one great knife.Just put together as any very expensive knife would be.You will Love it and say I wished I had bought 2. So go ahead and buy 2 you will be very glad you did. This knife is well worth over $100.00. Yes tell a Friend.
I got this Bowie Knife.It is real nice.If you are just thinking about it.Stop and order it now.I can not tell you just how happy I am that I order it.the $13 swords stink big time but this Bowie Knife.Made me so happy I could trash the swords and still be real happy with my order..
I recently purchased 6 bowie type knifes including the pig sticker and while all were good for the price and all but one were Sharp buy far the outlaw was the best. Not only was the overall weight of the knife outstanding the blade came sharp as razor . At first I was like Surgical Steel I guess. But when I got it and almost cut my finger off I was very pleased. Not only did it take to my stone well it stayed Sharp even after some abuse . Not only have all my friends been like Wtf Dang that's a knife they also are getting one . don't hesitate buy today. If your in the market for one of their bowie knifes look no further and make this your first one you will not be sorry
This knife is awesome. Its huge, well made, solid with no wiggle or play at the handle or guard, very sharp, It also has an excellent leather sheath that alone is worth about $20. I Plan on buying another one when the penny shipping sale comes back around. Pakistan is now making better quality knives than before. I'll also be looking into other large full tang knives from Timber rattler. I recommend this knife. Buy it. You wont be disappointed.
All I can say is wow. This thing is HUGE!!!!! Sharp out of the box too. This thing is perfect for zombies or for just showing off! Great Knife!!!
Ill admit it right off the bat and say I actually order this knife without seeing the size measurements. I had stayed up all night trying to find the right knife and comparing. Finally I saw this and just bought it. I wanted something I could wear around the yard and when I take walks back in the woods. When It arrived I was shocked. It was bigger then what I thought. I quickly thought "Well this isn't practical" After using it for about a month now I have realized it was one of the best purchases I have made! I can easily cut down small trees,and if I wanted to hack through any size tree. I can debark logs with ease. I keep mine strap to the front of my quad because when I am outside the quads always near me. I saw a couple reviews and all people did was b**ch about it being made in Pakistan. Its a knife,if that really makes you unhappy write it in your diary. Its a $20 knife.
the timber rattler outlaw and the ranch king bowie knives are great got mine in 3 days after ordering they held up great they arrived in excelant condition razor sharp i have choped 8 inch popular dry wood and batoned it and carved 9 to 10 fier boards with them both the sheaths are not the best but there not as bad as some would have you to belive i will be ordering a few more timber rattler bowies in the future im a hard core hunter and fisher and these knives will do the job easy to sharpen with a stone and hold a good edge for a long while and they have the lenght to chop the heads of snakes or snaping turttels all in all i would use them in a survival situation they are stainless and wont spark but i can live with that they would be great for makeing a shelter and the end of the blade would on either knive is great for skining you just have to get use to a realy big knive and the extra weight and you cant beat the price and the sirvice was great the people i talked to at budk took care of the mistakes i made when ordering with no problems im realy pleased with my knives highley recamend them for hunting fishing or survival even cutting tomatoe stakes or bean poles will make short work of any job you need a cutting tool for get one.
I have spent alot of money on big bowies in the past years and finding this one i wondered how good it would be for 20$.I soon found that the toughness of this knife was way more than i exspected. This knife is better than knives costing over 100$!!! If you dont get this amazing knife you will be sorry for many years to come .over all it is a must have .I give it a 5 star just because there isn't anymore to give it!!!!!
I really wasn't expecting much for the price, but read some good reviews and have to admit, I was a bit amazed when I got it. This is a heavy piece of steel! The sheath amazed me as much as the knife did. I love it! Great for anybody who's into knives. You can cut down a tree with this!
Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Bowie Knife is plain Awesome! Great for what I need and I highly recommend this knife to anyone. Just a great buy at a very low price the quality will speak for it self.
Heavy knife, thick blade, almost 1/4" thick and sharp. The quality is good but don't expect perfection at this price, knife is sturdy, good fitting parts, the blade and brass could use a bit more finish-work but over all the knife and sheath are great. I've been collecting knives for 30+ years and this knife is one of the best, budget bowies, Pakistan made knife's I've owned or even seen. Great for the beginer knife collector on a budget or anyone who enjoys collecting knives, it looks good and feels great, I really like it.
Feel at ease when purchasing this knife. You can't go wrong here. Buy it before Budk realizes they're under charging.
I have a lot of knives, even some cheap quality ones which I then rebuild to strengthen them. After reading the reviews here I decided to get this and see what all the raves were about. When I received it the thing was a huge sharp thick piece of steel and extremely well made, if it were any bigger it could be a machete or a Roman sword! What makes this knife great is the fact that it's a full tang blade and a very thick piece of steel. I normally like rubber type handled knives but the way this fits the hand is amazing and has a great grip configuration. It's a bit heavy but the balance cancels that out. It also came extremely sharp. The quality of the sheath is one of the best I've come across, it's strong, very well made and should last a very long time. It also fits the knife perfectly. The thing I've noticed from owning and handling many knives is that most that are made in Pakistan are very well made and this one was made in Pakistan. They have a long history of making high quality swords and knives and it shows here. This would make the perfect survival knife and I believe could handle any situation. If I had to bug out, this would be the first knife I grab. Highly Recommended!
This is one of the best buys. You will not be disappointed with this knife. I have bought a lot of great knives from BUDK and all of them are good, but their giving this one away. It's heavy, sharp, and beautiful. If your a collector you should buy it.
Full tang, heavy, thick blade and great looking. Very pleased, better than I expected. So impressive I've just ordered another to give to a friend (maybe).
Like everyone says, this is one HUGE knife. I was a little skeptical before I bought it because a 20 dollar knife means "don't expect much". I was wrong. This big bowie is an outstanding value. Full tang, mirror polish, 1/4" thick spine on the blade, and actually shaving sharp out of the box. I liked the first one so much that I bought two more. When I got the other two they were a little less perfect than the first one (one had some small chips out of the handle, and the other had some brass imperfections... but no big deal at $18 each). I really can't believe that these knives are this good at this low of a price. As others have said, the sheath is nothing special, but I think that they must have upgraded the sheath since the early reviewers got theirs. My sheaths are decently thick leather and the button strap is nice and thick. I have already investigated making my own heavier sheath when the factory one wears out. I would recommend this knife to anyone looking for a big knife.
I never cared much for those big, massive type knives before. I bought the Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Bowie Knife because it looked good, thick heavy blade, heavy duty leather shieth, and sharp enough right out of the box to shave the hair off of my arm. Did I mention the price? That was the main selling point to me. At the BUD K price even if it turned out to be a dud you would'nt be out much. Great Knife.
I own several Timber Rattlers and have not been dissapointed by any of them, however this one is the biggest and baddest of all I own. Came sharp out of the box, and is amazingly large and heavy (weight, as well as, well built, heavy). It takes lots of abuse with no damage and stays sharp. I liked it so much I bought a second one. If you don't mind a heavy knife, this one is for you. well worth the asking price! Thanks Budk
Best knife for the price you could ever hope for. Thick blade you can really pound on. Razer sharp. For slicing through limbs or small trees. Get one you won't be sorry.
This Bowie is one of the best I have EVER seen!!! I LOVE this knife! 1/4" thick full tang blade? Yeah, you definitely can't go wrong there! This Bowie is beastly though, for sure... I previously bought a Winchester Bowie knife at Walmart for the exact same price (actually I used a code and got the one above discounted) and the Winchester knife is smaller, poorer quality steel, can't determine if it's full tang or not and it comes with one of those crappy nylon sheaths with the hard plastic insert... This knife is larceny! I still feel like I owe BudK money! But I don't... So stay away, BudK...
This thing is AWESOME! I love all the items I got off this site but The Timber Rattler Bowie is my #1 faverite!!!!
Great starter great buy. super shiny and sharp right out of the box.monster size though. could take down goliath. great for camping or just for collecting. after haveing this knife, my fathers usmc knife was like a toothpick (not saying anything wrong with toothpick knifes)
Got this incredible bowie withing a few days and so far i am pleased. You can easily chop down branches with this thing and its massive. All in all its a steal don't even consider just get it you will not be disappointed
Gave this as a Christmas gift. Have you ever seen a grown man cry? I did when he opened it up. What a massive beautiful piece of art. I'm a customer for life.
Amazing knife, design and workmanship at an incredible price. Very sharp out of the box, would like to see you guys importing some JAMBIYAS, there's none in your Catalog. Thanks BudK!
Just got this knife today, shipping was fast, for $20 this knife is excellent, very curable and heavy, better have a good belt to hold this massive thing
this Knife is A must buy! I was expecting some cheep Knife for only $20 bucks but I was wrong It has a huge blade with brass bolsters this thing will destroy any thing including metal objectS!
At first I bought 3....one for myself and the others for a couple of my buddies. I was so impressed with the workmanship, balance, and quality of the blade that I have ordered 7 more. I will order more as they are going to make great Christmas Gifts. BudK has done it again and brought us an unbelievable bargin on a quality piece.
First off one word... WOW! This Outlaw Bowie is amazing! It comes sharp, shaving sharp, right out of the box. The raw size of this knife takes you back to the wild west or a Hollywood film. I have ordered many knives through u guys and this is my favorite yet. At this price it is an absolute steel of cold hard steel. Lol. All I can say to every1 debating whether or not to get this Bowie is Get It Now! U won't regret it. Thanks BudK
great knife when i first got my knife there was a huge chip on the tip but it came out after honing and a little sharpening it is a great knife The sheath is to thin for practical use but a great display piece I suggest buying or making a new one if you intend to go camping or hunting with this knife
When I ordered this, I expected it to be just a thin,flimsy display knife. It is anything But that! This is an absolute MONSTER of a knife! It is very heavy and can slash through anything. Definitely going in my bug-out kit. Get this knife!!
For less then $20, are you kidding me? You couldn't buy the steel in this knife for twice that. A wonderfully huge knife that you will absolutely love.
Great knife. Absolutely worth the price. It's much heavier than i expected, and much wider. The sheath is pretty nice, and the handle is nice detail. Few small smudges on the brass guard, but other than that a fantastic buy.
I've never held a knife this big in my hand before. Two words describe this knife, BIG and WOW! This is a lot of knife for the price. The many great reviews on this knife helped me decide that this was the one to purchase, thanks to all who took time to write one. Many complained about the leather sheath, but I am very impressed with it. I just bought my knife in September of 2012 so maybe they responded to the the older reviews with a better sheath. My advice, buy the knife!
This is a very impressive Bowie. It arrived very sharp right out of the box, with a good sheath. The only thing I do to any knife with a wooden handle is put 2 coats of Min Wax Polyurethane on tho bring out hte shine,and protect the wood. I also clean the knives with Goo Gone to remove the coat of protective spray the factory puts on the handle and the blade. Thanks again BuDK for another great knife, I'd recommend this knife to all collectors. I'm still waiting for the Timber Rattler EL Paso Bowie to become available!
Very nice knife, very sharp right out of the box. Best bowie knife ever. Has some weight to it. If u don't buy you will miss out on a great knife.
This Bowie is quickly becoming my go to knife. It is heavy enough to be used to clear brush with a large enough handle for a good grip no matter your hand size, the weight is balanced enough for throwing but the hand guard will snap if hit too hard, so far that is the only flaw with this knife. It does come sharp out of the box and even if it didn't it has the weight to cut through what ever you need it to.
First time with Budk, this knife is a 10++ if you want a knife to scare your self this is it, I don't know what to say but WOW, the price is the best,it's sharp,big, and looks like a $100.00 + knife, if you don't buy this knife your nuts. Thanks Budk
Wow, and wow, and wow. Best bowie I own. Large, weighty. and sharp! What more could you ask for in a knife? I also like the sheath. And I especially like the brass work on the hand guard and pommel. At the price, and out of all that is out there, this one is a must.
Sweet Jesus this is a monster of a knife. Whoever said size doesn't matter hadn't laid eyes on this beast. Crocodile Dundee was right, "Now that's a knife!!"
Solid knife for the price. Heavy enough to do the tasks you need it to do if you plan on using it. Has a substantial feel in the hand, which is great. Only thing I didn't like were the markings on the back of the blade.
This knife is AWESOME!!!! It is Huge, razor sharp and coolest looking Bowie I've ever had. It's heavy and can be used as a good machete. Just buy it!!!! Thanks to "Timber Rattler" for a good quality and thanks to budk.com for a good price!
Extremely nice, inexpensive tool. Handy for camping, hunting, or any other wilderness activity. Don't buy a new sheath, just wrap the existing one with duct tape. Had my Rambo III and my Gerber BMF with me in Central America, Africa, and the Middle East (late '80s and early '90s). I have finally found, in the Timber Rattler, a knife that would have been worthy of joining them in my jump bag. NOTE:"Inexpensive" does not mean "cheap".
For the money, this is the best deal on a bowie that I know of. This knife is HEAVY, and built like a tank. Its one piece of almost quarter inch carbon stainless steel that comes up like a razor if you know what your doing. There are 3 big rivets on a 2 piece silver wood grip. If your into bowies, buy this one. Nice basket weave sheath too. You might need to re-enforce it, like I said, knife is HEAVY!!!
I recently received this knife and it certainly is heavy duty. It did lack some quality standards I would have liked to have seen but for the price it is well worth it. You could get higher quality knives but it would cost alot more.<br /> But what really impressed me is the followup on the part of True swords to actually call me in regards to this product and the companies reputation. They were very willing to do anything to keep me as a happy customer in which a resolution was agreed upon.<br /> I have purchased items prior to this knive and have been very pleased with their products and services. I look forward to future purchases with True Swords and appreciate their overall concern with my satisfaction.<br /><br /> Thank You
Great heavy blade, feels like a short sword. Leather sheath need beefing up. Used nylon strapping from Wally world camping section, glued to front inside sheath around loop and down back of sheath with outdoor weatherproof contact cement also from Wally World. Used leather rivets around perimeter of sheath, helped a lot. Can't go wrong with price at less than $18.00.
This knife is flat out amazing, from the second I took it out of the box I fell in love with this giant knife. It has a razor sharp edge right out of the box good for any task whether your on a trek though the woods or mowing down zombies its a real bang for your buck! Thanks BUDK :D
When I was buying this knife I didn't know it was going to be as big as it is. Its sharp as a razor and cuts great. This is a great knife for a great price, thanks budk.
I was pleased with this bowie. Looks a little worn, but I'm OK with that- makes it look tough. Very sturdy blade, haven't used it for anything but I don't doubt its capability.
This knife is just huge! For the money it is worth it. Can put this knife to some good outdoor use! The only problem I have with it is the sheath but that can always be fixed.
AMAZING! This knife is a monster. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's enormous. It also came very sharp. I cut a pumpkin to shreds with almost no effort, it's so heavy you can basically drop it and it cuts right through. Fantastic buy, get it. ENORMOUS! More sword than knife.
This is amazing knife. I expected that it would not be such a big knife, but it's pretty huge knife. I cut everything with this knife wood, battles. For this price it is very good knife.
I've had this knife for three years and it has never let me down. I'm a knife maker and love it, and this is a very good quality knife. I could easily make the same knife and sell it for maybe a couple hundred off of it. An extremely good buy! I did have to make a new sheath for it after the loop on it ripped off, but after that, it'll last forever.
Best knife i own. I use it from cutting meat to butchering and processing on the farm. I even throw it in my spare time. H*** of a knife for $20. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have removed a portion of the review which does not comply with our review guidelines.
This is an amazing knife.The picture on the website does NOT give this knife justice, this is a huge knife. And for the people who say the sheath is just a piece of crap, it's not. But it's also not the best. Lets keep in mind that the sheath is an accessory to the knife. I give the KNIFE a 5 and the sheath a 3.
Surprised me how big this knife was out of the box, nice and heavy duty. Will give it a try this weekend in the woods.
Got my order two days ago its exactly how its described and then some. It came sharp out of the box but still needed a little bit more TLC. Size is great ..Thanks
THIS IS A GREAT BUY. THE KNIFE IS WELL BUILT, SHARP, GREAT LOOKING AND PRETTY SHARP. EVERYONE I HAVE SHOWN IT TO THINKS ITS WORTH WAY MORE THAN WHAT I PAYED. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS I WISH I WOULD HAVE ORDERED MORE.
This bowie is amazing! From the moment picked this monster up I fell in love with it. The handle is a dark grey wood with the brass bolsters accenting it. All in all my only regret is that I didn't get this sooner. 5 out of 5. Great job Bud K, you hit another one out of the park.
I can't say Anything negative about this knife. It is nearly perfect. It has a great weight, a great grip, and a beautiful design. It has a decent edge on it, but I consider this a plus because you can put your own edge on it. Also the sergical steel is a huge bonus, and along with the thickness this knife can take some serious damage. If you are a collector, hunter, or a survial person this is the perfect blade for you. Also considering the price there is no way you can find a better deal on such a high quality knife.
Its a whole lot of knife... just opening the box made me realize what i was really dealing with... very very sturdy construction. Just messing around (which you really shouldn't be doing with this knife) i cut a leg off a wooden stool. Well worth the money. It will be on all my outdoor adventures i plan on taking this summer!
i recently bought this knife for myself and was pleasently surprised by the quality of the knife.so much so i bought a second for my son to enjoy for years to come.thank you budk for delivering quality merchandise.
this is a very sturdy, heavy, full tang knife! i am very pleased and would have paid twice for it. the sheath is ok.
This is a massive, durable, heavy duty, hard use, outdoor tool. I chopped thru 10"thick downed lodge pole pine for firewood. Dug some holes. Cleared manzanita brush (very hard wood). After all this the edge needed some touching up but was in surprisingly good condition. I've wrecked expensive name brand blades on the first outing.
Great bowie for a great price! The phrase, you get what you pay for, is not the case here. Much more for the money. Thanks...
Buddy has a ton of great buys here; it's the reason Bud-K is in business. But no other knife on earth comes close to the Outlaw Bowie. For 19 bucks, this is a steal of a deal, for real. Nothing this good, this cheap, can last for long. If you want a big, bad, mega-macho knife that never needs sharpening, cuts through trees like butter and just feels good in your hand, this is the knife to buy. If you get nothing else from Bud, you gotta get this one. Easily worth all 5 stars and then some.
This is an absolutely amazing knife!! It comes sharp, and handles about anything u need it to. The only problem i had was the sheath. It is good but the strap that buttons onto the sheath is too small. I stretched it so it would snap together tho. Overall amazing knife.
My husband and I have owned this knife for about a year and a half now, we've skinned fish with it, killed alligators, skinned alligators, cut down trees with it and etc... It's one of the best knives we've ever owned. i would recommend this knife if you're looking for something to stay sharp and look bad a**.
This knife is way better than expected! I think I may have finally found my perfect knife. It's rare to get your moneys' worth these days. By far the best Bud k product I have purchased. Worth the month long wait!
This is a great knife and one of the best I have ever owned for the price. By the way the handle is made, makes it uncomfortable to swing at harder stuff, but it starts up an interesting conversation, especially when you show it to your friends. I have had it for almost a year, has not dulled and still going.
Easily the most impressive knife in my collection. Sturdy. Amazing blade. The pattern on the handle isn't as dark as it looks here, but who cares? This knife is simply awesome, especially considering the price.
This blade is absolutely awesome i really don't know how they sell it so cheap! and I don't care i'm buying another and maybe another. If you buy this you will not be disappointed trust me, I have bought some knives on here that weren't to impressive. That is simply not the case on this thing, I know i might be rambling but good god man this knife is BADDDDDDDDDDDDD.
Pull this out and even crocodile Dundee would be impressed. The biggest most macho knife you will own.
If your looking for a "big" bowie knife, you've found it. This thing is huge! Although the price is cheap, the knife ain't. It's well built and has a nice, sharp edge. I wouldn't recommend it for small hands or weak wrists. This bowie is big and heavy. In my back yard, I used it to slice through some tree limbs and didn't even break a sweat. It'll get the job done. The sheath is this products only weak spot. If your too rough with it, you'll probably wind up looking for another one or having to make your own. However, I'm giving this knife five stars because this blade simply blew my mind. If your looking for a "big" bowie to use around the house or in the woods, you might as well go ahead and get this one.
This knife is amazing! The blade is sharp right out of the box. The sheath is great and the knife is a lot bigger than I expected but it is still great.
THIS IS TRULY ONE KICK-A** KNIFE! IT HAS A RAZOR SHARP BLADE WITH MUCH WEIGHT ALONG WITH A NICE SHEATH. YOU CAN SLICE & DICE UP A BEAR WITH THIS BOWIE! WELL WORTH THE CASH! Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
this knife is an excellent buy. its unmatched quality and looks superb. the sheath could be better, i think i'm going to have to reinforce its seams. cheap, great looking, cuts like a dream.
This is one h*** of a knife. comes right out of the box razor sharp. very hefty and well balanced for the price. great product. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate materials.
I've had this knife for about a year and a half now. I've only done one thing to the blade since buying it, and that was right when i got it, i sharpened it. My business specializes in cleaning, appraising and sharpening blades, hence the name Blade Maid Sword Services, and after the initial sharpening, it hasn't gone dull since. it slices cardboard as easily as it field-dresses deer. just like butter. the only complaint that i would have is that the two rivets that hold the belt strap to the sheath have started to weaken and are pulling through the leather sheath. so i will need to replace the sheath soon, as it is beyond repair. I'm going to chalk that one up to age however, so i'm still giving it 5 stars. Its a great knife that will last and one that i will use for many more years to come. My son will inherit this knife when i'm done with it (all though i don't see that happening any time soon. lol)
I received the knife in the mail a few days ago. It is one awesome bowie knife. Well worth the money I paid.
Well done Timber. A heavy blade with full tang construction, hard wood handle with brass fittings. This hunk of steel is worth so much more than what you would pay for it. If I were put in the jungle I would want this blade with me. Even the scabbard is premo. A worthwhile investment. Thanks
Hefty! The fit and finish of this knife far exceeded my expectations. The blade geometry is well done, the fittings are solid with no hint of rattle, and the handle fits my hands well. The weight forward balance is perfect for what the knife is intended for, clearing brush, chopping limbs and butchering game. And, to top it all off, it came fairly sharp right out of the box. The sheath isn't great, but I usually make my own anyway, so it doesn't matter. This would still be an excellent knife at two to three times the price!
I looked for a traditional looking Bowie for some time and I received it today. All the reviews cannot convey the impression that this knife gives you in person. Well built to chop trees. The steel to make this knife costs more then the price plus you get a very nice leather sheath. Do not hesitate to order this Bowie. Shalom, Barry.
i read all the customer reviews and was very impressed. i got the knife exactly a week after they shipped it. I got it today and carried it around; it actually comes down to my knee when its on my belt. I am extremely impressed with this knife! when i got it, i pulled it out of its sheath and got goosebumps all over! an extremely great buy!
A very nice knife over all. I am surprised by the size of the blade. The sheath is a bit flimsy, but I have no complaint about the quality of the knife itself. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
i have bought a few items from bud k but this knife is the best. i am going to purchase a polishing kit. the other reviews were right, the blade 5 stars and it comes relatively sharp, the sheath 2 1/2-3 stars
This knife is the best knife i've ever held. Just getting it out of the box i had tears of joy. It's about 5 pounds. Sharp, Heavy, Big...these words all describe the Manly knife! The only thing i had a question about was the handle in the picture is dark brown, my handle is a lightish grey blue. But it's still amazing!
This is a fantastic knife for the price. All the 5 star reviews are right on the money. A better quality sheath would be nice but, this bowie is everything I wanted and then some.
this is a score of five. beautiful bowie with full tang and 1/4 inch thick blade. one of my favorites only thing i do not like is the belt loop it will not hold this monster for long in the field you will have to reinforce the sheath for use. still the best 18 bucks i ever spent so i got two of them. thank you budk! Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
Wow!!! First off, this Bowie, at this price point, is unbeatable! I received the knife quickly. This is a BIG, STRONG, BEAUTIFUL BOWIE! I am EXTREMELY satisfied! I am proud to own it. Without a doubt, 5 STARS! Thank you BudK!!!
I received this knife a couple weeks ago, and I must say I'm impressed. I wasn't expecting this kind of quality for the price I paid. Good fit and finish, acceptable sharpness (although you will probably want to touch it up yourself), and simply massive in size and weight. REALLY thick full tang blade. You won't forget this thing is in your hand. I liked it so much I ordered another and I'm considering more, just in case they stop making them.
Just received the Timber Rattler in the mail this morning. Was very pleased with the prompt service and quality of this knife for the very low price! Great utility bowie that will really pack a punch out in the wilderness of the sierras. highly recommend...
I own a officially licensed Kukri 19" blade made in India by the company that makes them for the Indian Army. The Timber Rattler Bowie is as good a knife for cutting and chopping as the Kukri. It is well made and the price is great. I own 4 Timber Rattler Bowies and I gave my Brother 1. Even if you never need to use a knife like this, buy 1 or more for display and or gifts. This Bowie is sharp with a thick heavy blade. It looks good and the other Timber Rattler Bowies are just as great. Buy them all. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
My wife gave me Timber Rattler Outlaw Bowie Knife for a Christmas gift what a great gift excellent made knife. The workmanship and quality of this knife was way beyond my expectations. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
This was my first purchase from BudK. I just received this knife, and I'm really impressed! It's indeed HUGE and very sturdy in construction. Impossible to find anything like this in stores for even twice the price. I can't wait to try it out on my next trip into the woods. I'll be buying more items from BudK in the near future. Thanks for a fantastic deal!
This knife is BAD to the bone. So much more than expected. Extremely sharp out of the box. The sheath is great. Basically a real MAN'S knife.
Bought this as a gift for a friend... Now I'm back to buy one for myself! Fantastic price for a really first class, and BIG!, Bowie knife. Extremely well made, heavy and looks great. Thanks BudK for an incredible deal!
This knife is awesome. Was bigger than i expected and came sharp. After about a week the lether strap broke off but i just rivited it back together and it's as good as new. This is one high quality low price knife.
the picture dosent do the knife justice. this is by far the best bowie i own. by far! thick heavy full tang blade. this knife is quality. Highly recommend.
I recently purchased this Bowie & I am impressed! This knife feels great in the hand, looks good, has a full tang & is just an awsome knife for the money.
This the second of two bowie knives I purchased from the Timber Rattler Series. As with the first, I am again extremely pleased with this knife. I will give this knife also only 5 stars because there isn't a 6 star rating. As with the other TR knife, the sheath, while good quality, could be improved upon by making the belt loop as wide as the sheath body and perhaps stitching it instead of riveting it. Overall,this knife appears to be excellent quality for the purchase price, heavy duty, full tang, fit and finish, etc. I would recommend it to anyone considering purchasing a large bowie knife.
I own several bowies from timber Rattler and this is by far the best, It's full tang, and well balanced. The construction is rock solid. The handle is on the large side, but it's still fits in your hand well enough. Get this knife!
I just bought several knives, and this one has to be the best of the lot! It's big and heavy enough to qualify as a short sword. Still, it's not one I'd buy simply to prove I had the biggest bowie. It really does seem like a quality blade. The handle is well put together, tight, and with a smooth finish. Even the sheath is nicely decorated, well-fitted, and seemingly sturdy, which is very unusual for knives in this price range. As I write this review, there's one for sale on eBay for $42, so this is definitely a steal at BudK!
Wow! i just got this today, and i already love it! this thing feels really great in my hands and has an amazing edge on it. I think i'm gonna be taking this with me when i'm shipped to Iraq
When I saw this knife at BUDK, I just had to get it. I have not been disappointed at all. It delivers on every chore I give it, and does a good job of keeping an edge. I'm thinking about getting a few more to put in standby, in case I ever loose mine. BUDK...Great Quality and Quanity, at a Great Price!!!
Received the Outlaw Bowie Knife for an early Father's Day gift! A very well made knife, and very sharp. I was able to sharpen it even more & shaved hair off my arm. WOW!! What a gift !! Very usuable also.
I took this knife with me on a weekend hiking trip. At first I thought it was too heavy to haul, but it proved to be well worth the effort. I was able to slice threw palm frons with ease and chop wood like a hatchet. This Bowie is a real work horse, a real outdoorsmans tool!
I received the Outlaw Bowie yesterday and I am very impressed with the amount of steel in this blade at _ï¿½ thick makes it the finest knife in my collection. This is what I thought Jim bowieï¿½s knife must have looked like or at least felt like. I have bought other Bowie knifes over the years and this is without question the best yet. I would have been proud to have carried this in Viet Nam it feels like it could open up the side of a tank without any trouble at all. This would make an excellent combat knife for self defense. This is a ï¿½MUST HAVEï¿½ tool for anyone who is an outdoors type of person
An excellent deal, well made knife. Was very satified. The weight and handling of this knife is superior.
The workmanship and quality of this knife was way beyond my expectations, even after reading the customer reviews before I ordered. Also, it came with a very nice sheath. I ordered the knife on April 7 and received it on April 10 paying only regular postage. Outstanding service!!!
I would like to say that this is the best , huge knife/machete that I have ever owned. I am a former Army Ranger, and I have owned and used some our Army's best weapons. I wish I had a knife like this one when I was in the jungles of Central America and Africa. An outstanding piece of work!!!!
This knife is very solid. You can whack,crack,slice,dice,chop,top pretty much anything. Outstanding price for a multiple tool. Very good sheath that comes with this knife. Comes very sharp but can be sharpen to have a serious edge.
For the price you can NOT beat this knife! Nice look, very sturdy and darn usable. I was very impressed with the workmanship and feel of this knife. I must also mention the sheath is very nice as well. I am an outdoorsman and history enthusiast. Trust me, you'll enjoy it!
I say WOW!! Because when i got this knife i was in shock that you could get such a quality blade for so cheap there is nothing cheap about this knife! its easily the best bowie knife ive ever held the blade is a quarter inch SURGICAL STEEL!! this is the one you want TRUST ME!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Best bowie I've ever seen or held!! Great weight for the length; razor, razor sharp. Excellent length if you're going out camping,hunting. Perfect for light chopping and defense against medium to large critters (if you're cornered, that is). Best cross of an outstanding knife and utility machete.
Just a beautiful and well put together knife.If you order this knife you wont be disipointed
I was verry pleased with my knife!Overall construction was awsome.This knife was built to last for any years.Blade stays sharp and handle material is beautiful,Leather sheath is put together well also...buy this one!
SO far I'm very impressed by timber rattler. I've had this a few months, and I love it. It helped a lot in hiking, where I could use it to cleave through branches. It came with a great edge, and it has decent construction. It's a bit too big for some, but it's just my taste.
I just got mine today right out the box it had a chip where the tang meets the pommel on the butt end but other then that I have nothing but positive things to say about it
When I received the knife it had a rather dull edge right out of the box so I took it to a knife smith to have it professionally sharpened. Once he put an outstanding edge on it he said it was made out of very good steel as he had very little sparks come off while sharpening that blade. Great knife!!
I recently got into black powder guns and thought the Timber Rattler Western Outlaw would be a fun addition to the hobby and it would be cool to have camping. I dont believe in abusing knives but I am actually looking forward to trying to baton some wood with the Outlaw. Overall I like the knife. The knife seems to be pretty well made for a high production knife and like other reviews it arrived so dull that my butter knives in the kitchen are sharper. I had to take a a file to shape it so that I could use my knife sharpening stones to give it an edge. The problem with the file is that I scratched the crap out of the blade. BudK really needs to get on their distributors case about this so the manufacturer will give the knife an extra minute and put an edge on it. I have read in the reviews some complaints about the sheath. I think those people may just be complainers. For a $20.00 knife with free shipping the sheath is pretty good quality. The leather is fairly thick and there is some kind of closed cell foam sandwiched between the leather which is a good thing because it will prevent the knife from poking a hole in the leather at the bottom. My opinion is that the sheath will last many years unless it is abused and put away wet, LOL. Personally I am going to try to saturate it with Snow-Seal a beeswax blend to waterproof and condition the leather. Would I buy it again? Yes I would.
I keep various knives at strategic locations around the house and inspect each every few weeks. I was surprised to find rust on the "stainless" blade this morning. One spot was actually pitted just a bit. It needed a slight touchup with steel wool and oil, but is fine now. Since this is an "indoor" knife, I didn't take the time to oil the excellent leather sheath. Mink oil or mineral oil on (and in!) the sheath would have prevented the problem -- and now will in the future. Unlike some other reviewers, my knife arrived sharpened.
Beautiful giant. The steel is soft. Tried it on my $7 harbor freight hunting knife, and left a dent on the back. One star off because of that
I've been looking to buy this knife for quite awhile and finally decided to get one. Overall , I'm satisified with the knife and it is worth the price paid. But , as others have mentioned , the knife arrived dull. I don't mind the dull edge, but the grinds were so uneven from one side to the other, that I had to carefully reprofile one side and leave the other as is. So I took off a star. There is a bright side to this. As I was sharpening the knife I realized the steel is pretty hard. I was epexting low quality stainless steel, but whatever steel is used to make this blade, it's really hard. Lastly, the sheath is very nice and it is real leather. If you don't mind doing some sharpening work into the blade, you''d be hard pressed to find a better knife at this price.
This is a beautiful, well made knife. My only issue is that it came completely unsharpened.
The knife is nice, but mine came completely unsharpen. The edge is so thick that it will require being run through the grinder first before sharpening it, usually, BUDK knives aren't very sharp, but this one is a joke. Other than that it has a nice finish and balance. Seems to be a good knife and a great piece of conversation. The sheath is nothing fancy it does its job but if you are going to carry this get a new one done.
I love this knife. It is more like an ax, just a big hunk of stainless steel. It is not very sharp, could maybe have a slightly bigger fuller, and the steel is probly not optimal. But its solidly made, the sheath is great and at $20 you wont be afraid to knock it around!
A big blade and skinny handle. Handle should be thicker, blade needs sharpening, but a great blade for the price.
This is the biggest knife I have ever seen. It's well built and would have been a 5star rating, but it was not razor sharp as advertised and the sheath was to small. Beyond that great knife for the price.
This bowie knife is more like an all purpose camp tool. You can use the pommel like a hammer and the blade like a machete. The one I got has a blade that is slightly misaligned with the the rest of the hilt. It is not very noticeable though.
Now for what it is it's awesome, I put it through some tests and it passed! This thing is huge I chopped firewood, small trees, and some larger limbs. For the price you cant beat this, its actually kinda hard to find large bowies, especially good ones but this one blew my mind! only problem is that the finish on the guard was rough but it aint a show piece, an it didnt come too sharp but it was pretty easy to hone in the edge. All in all great knife and cant beat this price!
Love the size of this knife. The handle was a bit wide. After sanding it feels amazing in hand. This is offered at such a low price because metal is not the best. And the parts are brass "plated" I wish they offered a HC with real brass parts. I would spend 100$
i got this as a utilitarian knife. it has a few small cosmetic flaws but nothing major. it doesn't come razor sharp - which is why i took off a star. but that's not a problem i've got my trusty whet stone. i'm used to handling swords so the weight didn't bother me. it's got a good grip on the handle. this is something you'll want to carry around with you on a camping trip and chop kindling with. yes, the sheath isn't that great but i'm not going to be able to use it anyway since it's a right handed sheath and have to buy a left handed one. i'm pleased with my purchase. thanks, BudK!
I bought two of these already... my boys (men in there own right) loved them so much they kept them... this 3rd one is for me. The size is very large, the handle fills a big mans hand. The first two were beautiful, solid and well worth the price.
First off I would like to say that this knife is amazing. It's huge and sturdy but very cheap. I show people this and they think i must have paid hundrends for the quality and size. 20$ is a steal for this knife. But then one day a strange thing happened, I had some barbed wire I needed cut fast and I only had this knife. Since it has a bevel grind I thought it was strong enough to retain an edge. It cut through the wire fine but it chewed up the blade and the edge seems to have some kind of white powderish substance in it. I have no idea what this may be but it was a strange experience but I still love this knife!
Great knife for the price, but was disappointed it did not come presharpened as advertised.
This is an absolute beast. Suited for heavy hacking and chopping wood. Doesn't hold the sharpest edge but for what it can do it doesn't matter. Pretty good sheath also.
I bought this knife to add to my collection and I do love the knife I will probably carry it in the woods and all but when I got the knife I opened it and saw that the description lied and said razor sharp but it can barely cut para cord but that isn't a problem as I sharpened it and I have to say I regret nothing and I recommend getting this beautiful knife it's greatly made and definitely worth the price
I wanted something like a knife, blade, and a short sword that means business. This knife is not as heavy as many portray it out to be nor as huge. Very solid in all respects but aesthetically is imperfect with parts of the brass guard and pins tarnished/pitted/dented but it isn't really noticeable unless you're really examining it. Doesn't bother me at all because I want functionality over anything. When you're defending yourself who cares what the knife looks like. I have no intention of slamming it into trees. I did need a cool pizza cutter and looks like it would work quite well for that. Blade is not really sharp. Needs some touching up. I'm not rich and can afford a gun so this is my version of self-defense, plus I live in Tucson and like going for walks late at night (illegals, muggings) and wanted an intimidating blade and this is very intimidating. I also like having weapons to test girlfriends emotional baggageometer. Do they feel safe with their man armed or fearful freaking out? Interesting how having a knife in your hand and not even using it can serve multiple purposes. The sheath seems to have been improved upon as the belt loop is sown on vs. rivited. It does seem a bit cheap and vvery stiff. And lastly, I needed a pizza cutter and something to open coconuts, slice water mellon and cantaloupe. I love the blade. I'm not disappointed at all. For $20 it's a real deal. Perfectionist knife collectors will have a tantrum for sure due to the fact that it's not a perfect looking blade (who cares). Four stars because this
Purchased this for my step dad who owns a lot of knives, but never one like this! Massive, attention getting and well constructed. The scales are tight and well done, guards smooth and polished well. I would have given this 5 stars if the sheath was a little better, but at least it was real leather. This is THE knife if your hunting bear! For the price- It gets my approval!
Nice big hefty knife. I used it like they did in the video (chopping wood) and the brass pommel broke loose and started to rattle almost immediately. Other than that annoyance, it seems pretty tough.
Very impressed. Hefty, Sharp and wow. Can not believe this was only 19.99. If you ever wanted a bowie, this is the one to buy. You will love it.
I like this. I really do.. it is not sharp, it has taken me a few hours to get the Edge were it should be. the sheath looks like a child put it together..
I really like this bowe knife. The only thing the worries me about it, is that when I pulled it from its sheath; it had started rusting. I cleaned it off and wiped it down with WD-40. It looks like that stopped it from corroding any further but, have left it out of the sheath. May try putting it back in the sheath to see what happens.
It is an amazing knife. i bought one last summer and it will stand up to any test you want to throw at it. the only problem i had with it is the sheath. the belt loop is massive, it slides around quite a bit. if i could make any changes i would say put in stronger rivets on the sheath and ad a cord or something you could use to strap it to your leg. but over all it is a good knife.
The Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Bowie is an imposing knife. It is very large with a striking design and look. Although a heavy knife, it handles very well and is comfortable to grip and use. I am quite pleased with it and rated it 4 stars instead of 5 for only one reason - inconsistency in sharpness on delivery. I initially bought 3 and those were excellent. They were sharp out of the box and with only slight effort I was able to put a very keen edge on all 3. I then ordered two more, and these were not sharp at all on delivery and took considerable work to sharpen. Once that was done, they were as good as the first three, but it would be nice to have a little more consistency in that aspect of these knives. That being said, they are still an awesome and impressive knife and well worth the price.
A Awesome knife. Feels good in my hands. Very strong. My only complaint is it's not sharp enough when you get it but I'm going to have it professionally sharpened.
Got this knife really fast! But i must say when i opened it and finally had this beast in my hand, the blade was not sharp. But that should be no problem after a good sharpening! I cannot wait to put this baby to use and highly recommend this to ANYONE who loves massive Bowie Knives
This is a great knife with great quality for the price. It should easily do everthing in the video. However, it says it is razor sharp...that is wrong! Mine came so dull I can run my thumb down the length of the blade with no harm to my finger. I.E. VERY dull. Still...it is a great buy.
I am amazed at the size of the knife! The only this that I did not like is that on my knife there are dents where the brass buttons are and it makes the knife look pre owned. This was the first thing I purchased from BUDK and won't be my last
Lets start with the good points; First of all, it is a very good looking and well built knife. The wood on the handle is beautiful and well finished. The polish on the knife blade and the brass hilt and pommel is supurb. This knife will take a lot of abuse, which I will probably put it through. The sheath is made with heavy leather, and has attractive basket weave design, which is nice, but unnecessary on a working knife! Now for the bad points; The smooth finish on the knife habdle is too smooth for a working knife. I will probably wrap it with foam tape or leather, making it easier to hang on to. I was a little disappointed that the pommel was not drilled for a leather thong or paracord loop that would possibly keep you from dropping the knife. This is a small annoyance, and one that I plan to remedy before I use the knife. Now, back to the sheath; I was more than a bit annoyed that the belt loop was a small piece of leather that looked like it was added as an afterthought. In my opinion, it should have been a part of the back of the sheath, at least as long as the knife handle, and flared out to a width of 4 inches at the belt loops.(I plan to remedy this shortcoming also) There should have been a rivet on the top edge of the sheath opening to keep from cutting the stitches out of tge sheath if you tried to pull the knife too fast, or caught it in a limb or something(This I also plan on fixing) All in all, it is a very good value for the money, but I am somewhat particular about my equipment.
VERY NICE KNIFE, MAKES A BEAUTIFUL KNIFE TO DISPLAY, I HAVE SEVERAL OF THE IN MY COLLECTION
great knife, needed a bit of sharpening but still sharp. heavy yet a perfect balance all in all its an amazing blade and i am for sure buying a lot more from budk/ch kadel
I bought an Outlaw Bowie for a friend as a Christmas gift. When I received it ,I decided I would order one for myself.This is a really BIG knife. It's a great quality for the price. You can't beat it.The brass hilt , buttcap,and rivets look great against the dark handle.I'd recommend it to a friend,or anyone else looking for a large,heavy duty,good lookin', and sharp knife.
Ordered 2 as gifts one was in great shape, one needed a little finishing work on the handle. After reading some reviews on some name brand knives that fell apart, I consider this a wise purchase. The sheath, is a little lacking. They are big, and if for nothing else, great for conversation and intimidation.
when i got this knife today with some other stuff, i immediately noticed quite a bit of issues. theres a good sized chip in the blade not a single grind line is even from one side to the other, and assembly must have been done my a 3 year old...gaps and uneven handle bumps everywhere...but after all this im still happy with my purchase! its huge its solid it looks good from a distance, its pretty damn sharp and will deffinitly get the work i need it for done. and i gues timber rattler listened to complaints because this cant be the same sheath from the other reviews, leather is as thick as the blade and the rivets are the kind you would see on denim jeans..belt loop is still huge though.
I received this a couple of weeks ago. I am impressed by the size, weight, and sharpness of this knife. This is huge even by Bowie knife standards. I also had my initials engraved on it - Nice. I only gave 4 stars because I was disappointed in the sheath. It is quite thin. It is leather. But I feel that eventually the weight of this knife will cause this sheath to fail and fall apart. Get the knife but buy a better sheath!
impressive massive and sharp , only thing i would change is the location of the snap strap from the edge side of the blade to the blunt side, so i don't cut it with the blade while removing it from the sheath.
I bought this for my father a while back. Is it the best knife in the world? No, of course not, but it is a lot of steel for the price. It did surprise me when I got it. I liked the blade and so did my father. Do not expect it to be sharp, you will have to do your best to make the edge serviceable, but I would certainly buy it again, and I will if there is a BOGO on this!
Great looking knife right out of the box. Fairly sharp but can be sweetened up a bit. Massive, full tang blade and thick, too. Only complaint was that the sheath had a big pair of blemishes on the back side. It didn't look like it happened in shipping but may have been done at the Chinese packing plant. Otherwise the sheath was very nicely made, solid leather. Great knife for the price.
Since I just received my Timber Rattler today, and have not put it to the test, I cannot attest as to how it will hold up with use (and I do plan to use it in the woods). However, I wanted to comment on this knife now, and I will pose another after I have used it. This knife is massive! The blade says Surgical Stainless Steel, from Pakistan. I was impressed, and it came sharp right from the box. It has a few small blemishes but that won't affect the way it performs. Heavy, and a full tang-the blade is a full 1/4" thick. $19.99 is a steal. If it does the job, I'll be ordering some more....presents for my outdoors friends.
After a weekend spent watching old Western's and Crocadile Dundee movies I decided I needed a bowie knife. A big bowie knife. This one is it. First impressions are very positive. It's big. The blade is pretty sharp and it looks to be very well made. The handle fits my hand. It is front heavy but that's to be expected with a blade this big and solidly made. It's almost a short sword. I'll be heading upstate this weekend and we'll see how it handles cutting dead branches off trees. Probably will do it well as the knife is so heavy that slashing seems a better option than other modes of operation. Will it hold its edge? Time will tell.
Damn this thing is just so sexy! It is definitely bigger and heavier than it looks! This just put my other bowie knife to shame. a little dirt an a very small scratch but i feel that gives the blade character. Certainly going to buy from true swwords more often.
This knife is very good for the price, it's relatively sharp, pretty good sheath, and looks very nice. But the blade is haphazardly ground which made my blade edge roll over when i was chopping, but it was nothing i couldn't fix with my grinder. the handles start to pop off so you'll have to hammer it back on every now and again.The sheath is great except when you order this get some steel or brass rivets off of amazon because the cheap plastic rivets that hold the belt loop on the sheath are junk. bottom line the knife has potential to be outstanding, it just needs some work to make it that way. I wouldn't bet my life on it in my bug out bag or anything, but for hiking, backpacking, hunting, combat, camping, or as a collectors knife you don't have to do a thing just oil it up and put it in a case and your good to go.
Would have given 5 stars. Strap on sheath broke as soon as out of the box. Knife itself is very impressive. With proper care this knife as good or better than $$$$ knives on the market. FYI I'm a combat vet, retired police officer, knife maker and survival, firearms, self-defense instructor.
Well made and looks great. It took a little work but you can shave with this thing now. This knife is a great bargain. I have already recommended this knife to one of my friends. I gave it a good rating because excellent implies perfect and even my Randal isn't perfect.
My girl got me this knife for my birthday it's really big more like a small machete. The knife came on time but was unhappy after paying $9 for shipping I had to pick it up at the post office should have came to my door but as for the knife it's very strong heavy but strong there were alot of little defects in the brass and a few in the handle not to bad but the only issue I had that made be very unhappy was there was a nice size chip in the blade up at the top I considered returning it for that reason but figered it probably would be to much trouble. The knife didn't come really that sharp but about as sharp as pocket knife you would pick up in the store and as far as the sheath my opinion is great looks and fits nicely is a big knife so it gonna be a little awkward and could use a tie, I probably will add one. I would recommend this knife to anyone who wants a huge knife and even with all my complaints the only reason I am not completely satified is because of the chip but I am sure it's just one in a million and I got the one so I will give it 4 stars if not for the chip would give it 5
Ok here we go, whole thing weighs 4 pounds. Much bigger than you would ever think a realistic person would make. its dificult to swing because of these 2 factors. However, the choil makes A WORLD of difference and is quite comfortable to hold. Full tang pommel is on there. nothing moves on knife except bulster on side fell out when thrown. Not a Thrower. Steel is good quality even though it came with blade half sharpened it was easy to sharpen. Sheath: lump of steaming s**t. Leaves a residue on the blade and floppes around like a large hard paddle because it has no tie down or handle secure. dificult to pull out and even more so put back because the strap on sheath is in the worst position imaginable. needless to say, i dont use the sheath and am having trouble finding reasonably priced kits that would fit the gargantuan blade. overall, for a biiiig bowie its beautiful. except minor steel decay, and the grips didnt come blue but a greenish gray. not complainig good look but not what i expected. sheath sucks. alot. but definitely only knife in its class
This knife is definitely an intimidating piece of steel. The blade is heavy and thick and the geometry takes a wicked edge. I had a friend say, "A knife this big shouldn't be this sharp. It's just not right!" Though a downside to the blade is the steel choice. TR65 Surgical is one that I cannot find any information on and from what I've found in its use, it is a very malleable steel. The edge of my blade (edge only) is bent from chopping. Though it can be expected from suck a low cost blade and the sheer amount of metal being purchased. The sheath is also of a much higher quality than I had expected. All in all, I would definitely recommend this to anyone on a budget looking for a [email protected]$$ knife. Cheers!
I really like the knife but with Pakistani steel and a leather sheath these will be corrosion issues, I am a stickler for clean toys so I have to let you know. I had to bring out the Flitz and do some polishing to get the blade looking like I want it to. Keep it out of the leather and it is a great knife for the price. This knife should come in a nylon case and no SS polish would be necessary. I still love this Bowie,
THIS KNIFE IS HUGE AND HEAVY!GOT MINE IN LESS THAN A WEEK. WHEN I GOT IT ONE WOOD GRIP HAD A CRACK WHERE BRASS PIN IS, I CALLED BUDK AND HAD A NEW ONE IN 4 DAYS NO QUESTIONS ASKED.SWEET! HAVENT USED IT YET, EXCEPT ON MY ARM HAIR AND ITS RAZOR SHARP! CANT WAIT TO GO CAMPING WITH MY BUDDIES!SIZE MATTERS! WELL WORTH THE MONEY, THE SHEATH IS WORTH $20!
Got this a few days ago and was skeptical because of the price. I was wrong! The Bowie surpasses my expectations. Strong blade, good heft, very good workmanship and an edge that was almost razon sharp. Very impressive for a knife that only costs $20.00. I've already recommended this one to many of my friends. You won't go wrong if you're looking for something to augment the rest of your blade collection.
This is my second Western Outlaw. The first one i had to replace the sheath after my second hike and the blade has trouble keeping sharp. I received the second one the other day and its great. Better sheath and blade. Also the handle is a little different. Glad i have two now. Can't get a better knife for the price. Thanks Bud k
When I got this knife in the mail I was very, very happy. It had good weight and length. The blade was sharp and I could cut a 4 in thick tree down in 5 hits. The down side when I got this was it had 2 dings on it and it had a very funky smell to it. Overall great buy! I give this 4 stars for sure.
I was and am very pleased with the knife. I would have rated it higher except for the cheap leather sheath that it came in. It's a great knife that feels good in the hand, now all it needs is a quality leather sheath.
This knife is amazing for the price. Its the right weight, full tang and awesome blade. Although, the handle and hand gaurd seemed to be a bit scratched up and dented. The knife also had an uneven sharpening, but that can be fixed. Overall it can get tasks done and is worth the price.
This thing is anything but ordinary, but the most obvious feature to this knife/cleaver/mythical god slaying blade, is besides its size is weight. This f****r is HEAVY!!! You better consider that very carefully if you plan on taking this anywhere, and on using it, if you lose control of this in a swing, pray, because if what you're swinging at doesn't catch it, something will. However taking all the hindrances into account and working around them, this knife will be very helpful. A flick of a wrist will effectively bury the blade into d**n near anything, it will make kindling very effectively, and shavings, the edge will need work but nothing impossible. Overall it is a good camp knife and in a pinch a serious hand held defense tool. Worth the money.
First off, this thing is HUGE!!! I knew it would be large from the picture..but WHOA! The blade however does have some minor imperfections on it which I can easily fix. The sheath, is fitting too tightly on it and I will have to work with that to make it fit better.
Great knife solid cut a few tress down with it out camping for wood. Only thing I can say bad about it is the hand guard isn't sealed in place its only resting there between the knife and the handle, but great knife.
Weight in sheath = 2.1 lbs, balance point is right below the sharpened area of the blade. 7 mm blade thickness (just under 1/4"). Feels good but VERY big and heavy. Fit and finish fairly poor (as expected) but it's gonna be a wonderful beater knife at camp. Sheath will be OK for now, but does draw with difficulty (durability unknown). Good sharp edge. Handle guard & pommel provide secure group but I'll probably drill a lanyard hole for safety. Feels OK in my gloved hand, too. NO COMPLAINTS HERE. This is only one of my big knives, so it may not get a ton of use... but when it does I'm sure I'll like it.
I bought this large knife over others like it because of the many positive owner reviews. Turned out to be a wise choice. I split a large pile of kindling within fairly short time. Used the batoning technique as viewed on youtube. This is a sturdy knife that will amaze each new owner! My advise: Do not assume this bowie knife is inferior because of the low price. Truthfully, it is worth more than double the price! Thank you BUDK!
great knife but the sheath seemed like it was made out of fake or cheap leather....it was also ripped where the blade enters the sheath...other than that great purchase! especially for the price!
i got my bowie today..the handle was kinda messed up, cracked and it was splitting down the side but i think i fixed it although it seems to be splitting more already but other than that its a knife
This Knife is Huge, Massive and Looks very Intimidating. The quality was better than expected. Very Hefty and appears durable. Also came surprisingly very sharp! Definitely a great buy for the price.
This is a top notch knife and well worth the money. The blade and feel is very good. It is well made and good feel to it in your hand. However, the Sheath SUCKS big time I bought two knives and the SHEATH broke the very first time. I have a problem because with a blade this big you need A SHEATH to hold it, and it is not easy to find another that would fit it. That is a shame because the knife is TOP OF THE LINE.
this is the best knife ever my ma bought me this for my birthday and it is practically indestructible! the only downside is that the handle is uncomfortable the sheath seems fine but smells like wine but I don't mine though. besides some dumb a** came in and dulled the blade to about nothing it still stayed intact i will give it a 4 star rating but it needs a better grip.
This thing is HUGE!!! do not underestimate how big this thing is. The knife comesvery sharp and well made only problem with mine was the very tipe was not sharp at all there was a tiny flat smuge made in the forging prosses.
got this knife the other day, definitely worth the price!! best purchase i've made in a while. this knife is awesome.
Fantastic for the price! Huge, Razor Sharp out of box. Machining is not perfect, some rough edges and gouges and handle is not blue... it is a faded blackish gray which I like. You can't help but smile when you pull this monster out of the box, it is the biggest bowie I have ever seen though i know there is bigger. Many water bottles and milk jugs have already fallen at the feet of the Outlaw Bowie!
Good solid bowie for the price. Workmanship is a little crude but still looks menesing. Sharp right out of the box for a bowie with a low cost.I guess if I wanted a bowie that had excellent workmanship I should have bought one costing alot more but for the money this bowie will do, it's well worth the money. Will be buying alot more from BudK. Love your merchandise.
An incredible companion piece for my tomahawk fighting system. Its really given me pause and made me take another look at the role of the Bowie knife in frontier combat - honestly, it seems to occupy the vacant space of the short sword of older times.
This is a great knife for the price. I bought two of them and will be back for two more, for Christmas presents. Good quality here, as you would expect from both BudK and Timber Rattler. This bowie is something to behold and handle. I love sharp knives, right out of the box and this one is sharp, both in blade and looks. It has a mans handle on it. Many knives currently produced are made with small grips and I have a big hand, even Crocidile Dundee would approve of this one. I love it and two more are going to be on order, on this visit to the site. Thanks Budk, for another winner.
I just got this in the mail today and all i could say is wow. First, it was a lot bigger and weighted a lot more than i thought. It was sharp right out of the box, but i made it a little sharper :) It looks well made, only problem with this, is i don't like the feel of the handle. But other than that very good knife. Defiantly recommended
The knife is cool, great collectors piece. I like everything about it except the blade is stainless steel, and the handle isn't what you would think of a wooden handle. all in all its fun to have and show off.
This by no means as a knife you want for any real life use. The main thing about this knife is that it is cheap and fun. I love to play with this monster.
This is a big heavy blade and fairly well made knife. Mine arrived sharp with an even edge except around the point. The sheath is leather and foam and well made, but the stain is a bit uneven (no biggie). My only negatives are the first inch of the blade is dull and the sloppy finishing tooling. Neither of which are a big deal. I bought this blade to use it and use it I will. Great buy!
minus 1 star for broken tip and one for the fact it couldn't cut hot butter I didn't expect a razor but at least a working edge. it re-profiled and sharpened fairly easy. other than that its a big knife which is what I was expecting.
Received my Timber Rattler just last week in a very timely manner as per usual & it's quite the hunting/defensive knife! Had a couple of pits and it's not the best steel but it certainly ain't the worst by far (Whatta ya expect from Pakistan) however I'm so far well satisfied that this thing will hack through hog or deer joints as well as most timber if needed..........."Thanx Lisa & Budk"!!!
This would be a decent knife if it hadn't rusted so badly. I've used polishing compound on it real fine steel wool and have even stuffed moisture desiccant down into the sheath. The blade is pitted now. the wooden handle has a chip out of it. You see all the hype about the stainless steel blade and the fancy numbers indicating what kind of stainless it is so you expect it to be GOOD stuff. Well the old adage holds true in this case" you get what you pay for". Haven't used it in any real camping or hunting scenario, so I don't know how it will hold up under those conditions. We'll see.
when I got the knife it was cool but then I checked it out the tip was broke off it was scratched up the sheath was horrible it fell apart 2 days after I got it I would not recommend this knife
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description says 11 3/8 razor sharp stainless steel blade well this thing has absolutely no edge at all on it, it would take days to put an edge on it by hand
Ordered 2 of these, one for a friend. Knife comes about as sharp as a butter knife and requires several hours of work to get it moderately sharp, for $20 it's a full tang bowie so you can't complain too much.
good knife but get rid of the seath. it rusted the knife. there are 2 spots of my blade that didn't rust after a week of sitting in the sheath and that is where the metal clips covered the leather. also i don't think it's stainless. true stainless would never rust this bad. the rust actually cracked the blade. it'll probably snap from a good whack now.
The knife is very good except for the fact that it is not "surgical stainless steel". I put it aside for a week or so and when I took it out of the sheath it was covered in rust. I have many things made of stainless steel and have not seen rust on any of them. Perhaps Pakistan does not consider rust to be a "stain".
Friend had this knife but it was really dull. Also the blade was a little heavy. Good knife though I just wish it were lighter
I have purchased seven Timber Rattled knives, all but this one were razor sharp as advertised. It had several imperfections in the wood and does not properly fit in the sheath, its to wide. It is a true monster, the blade is super thick and strong. Overall I'm pleased, but it needs a sheath made to fit it.
It looks like a wonderful knife. My neighbor got one a week ago, so I can say it's an amazing deal and an amazing knife. But they really need to put an Out Of Stock sign on this page. Mine's been on "backorder" for a good month now, with more waiting in the future. All-in-all, a knife you should get. Just not at the moment, since they didn't mention it's out of stock.
this is a good knife. had some handle flaws but its to be expected for a knife this affordable this is far from top of the line. my handle was way to thick i had to sand it down and even out the brass pieces. I also had to do a little sharpening
Greatly constructed but it came dirty and with many knicks, some on the blade. Great knife, just in not-so-well condition when you open it. The sheath is also hard to put on because you have to stretch the buckle pretty far.
I would've gave it five stars only if it didn't have stains and scratches all over the blade and a small tiny dot-like rust on the blade.
I was a little apprehensive when I found out these were on back order. For a field knife this will do, but, the workmanship is sub-par. Made in Pakistan with a back order that'll probably be a good part of their GNP, this knife was made very slip shod. Scale handle holes mis-drilled and filled with putty. It looks like it was made with a hacksaw, file and disc sander. They were probably under a lot of pressure to get these out. The sheath is naugahide, not leather. As I said, if you're going to use this in the field fine, it's already beat-up a bit. If you're thinking about a display knife, you'll need a machine shop and have to rework the blade and the furniture. Heck, it was only twenty bucks, I'd have given up another $20 just to have had some TLC put into it's construction.
this is an amazing knife for the cost. great for camping chores, though its way to big for widdiling.
Very well made knife. But probably the dullest knife i have ever owned. Couldnt even cut paracord.
I read the reviews and watched the video before I purchased this knife. I saw the comments but took them at their face value. You have to read between the lines. This knife is thick and dull on arrival. Sharpens up fine but takes a while. It's brutally heavy and the sheath, though nice looking, is very difficult to use and very stiff. Even with 24 hours of practice so far, I still have not mastered re-sheathing. Splits wood like they said when sharp; but the weight is not for the meek and hard to stop once it's in play. Not exactly what I thought it would be. The handle is cold to the touch in all types of weather. I like my knives to feel warm against my palm. Can't recommend it; but will continue to take it to the woods for firewood occasionally.
got my knife today super fast shipping awesome knife for what im wanting but the file work on my knife is terrible one the blood grooves has a big error and when cut out the back of the knife blade has several mess ups were its crooked and the knife doesnt fit into the shealth will have to sand down the top to allow it to drop down the 1/4 in it needs to sit right nothing i cant fix and to tell u the truth that i prolly would have worked on the fit anyways but the craftsmanship of the knife is awefull love budk but on some things u do get what u pay for
bought the knife about a year ago, never used it just kept in storage until needed. ckecked it out the other day and it covered in rust and pitted, did not know stainless steel would rust. so much for Pakistan stainless steel. was never used so nothing was left on the blade to rust.
It's big. That's the only positive thing I can say about it. To say that this is a dull as a butter knife, would be an insult to butter knives. Blade steel is such garbage, that even after several hours of sharpening, using everything from a traditional two sided stone, guided diamond sharpener, and and electric sharpener, it won't take anything remotely resembling an edge. I've tried cutting a variety of materials, and it literally wouldn't cut anything. The sheath is constructed of thing dry leather that was falling apart right out of the box. It's only possible use would be as a wall hanger/ novelty item due to size, but as a functional knife, it's utterly useless.
A guy tried to steal my wallet and i pulled it out but it didnt even kill him. I cant even trust it with my life!
Stainless steel? Don't think so. Had this knife for three months and it is starting to rust.Fortunatly I caught it in time befor it started to pit. You get what you pay for.
I'm a 1SG US Army Retired, I purchased this knife thinking that my western Bowie which has served me well for over 20 years, should be retired, so I tried this Knife, I took it with me into the wild (Boundary waters canoe area wilderness northern Minnesota) after about 8 to 10 good chops into a piece of dead pine I noticed that the blade has bent back. the knife looks good, but its not a usable blade. I guess you get what you pay for. the Western Bowie is back.
I have been seeing this for months in the magazine and it looks amazing. When it arrived it came with a sheath that is poorly made and fits even worse. The knife itself is a disaster. Horrible scratches and machine errors all over the blade appearing so bad it looks used and abused and to top off the "stainless" blade it was covered in rust out of the box. Arrived looking as though someone beat the h**l out of it and left it in the rain for weeks and then returned it and they shipped it to me.
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