The Rick Hinderer Ranch Bowie is a large and robust bowie knife, made by Rick Hinderer Knives. This specific Vintage Edition is a remarkable edition of the famous Hinderer Ranch Bowie. For this special version Hinderer became inspired by his love for firearms. The wood that is used for the handle of weapons, combined with the classic tool steel for the blade. A Vintage edition of an incredibly modern pocket knife. A top-quality work knife. This is one of the knives that will bring a smile to your face even if you hold it for a minute. Because of its size, yes. But mostly because of its excellent quality and finish. This knife is amazing!
The massive bowie-blade stands out. Hinderer is known for using the bowie-blade shape for his pocket knives. However, this fixed knife adds a little more dimension with this size. Combined with the canvas micarta handle this leaves you with a tough and robust look. Nice about the micarta is how it absorbs the grease of your hand and therefore forms a type of patina. A such each knife will become unique in time.
The blade is made from O1 tool steel. Not stainless, but tough and easy to sharpen. With the right heat treatment it is a great type of steel to work with.
Hinderer could have opted for a simple sheath made from thin leather or kydex. He didn't: to finish the Ranch Bowie he added a nice leather sheath. You can immediately tell that a lot of attention was paid to this sheath. The sheath for this special Vintage edition is extra nice because of the stunning stamp work.