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