Cold Steel Laredo Bowie 39LABMS - O-1 Blade - Black Micarta Handle - Secure-Ex® Sheath
These very popular, time tested knives have been in the Cold Steel line for many years and are ideal for just about any mission. Made out of O-1 High Carbon Steel, they are precision ground, heat-treated and Mar Tempered in their state of the art factory in Taiwan to rival the strength, toughness, and edge retention of our famous Japanese swords. Check out their absolute superior fit, finish and above all sharpness and then put them to work and we are sure you'll agree they are an incredible bargain.
- Category End Use: Camping/Hunting/Bushcraft
- Blade Steel: O-1 High Carbon
- Rc Hardness: 56-57
- Blade Style: Clip Point Bowie
- Blade Finish: Satin Finish
- Handle Material: Black Micarta
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex®
- Blade Length: 11.75" (298 mm)
- Overall Length: 17.125" (435 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.32" (8.13 mm)
- Weight: 22.1 oz. (627 g)
- Made in: Taiwan
More about O-1 steel
O-1 is a high carbon, oil hardening tool steel. The "O" stands for oil hardening. Popular with custom knife makers because of its versatility, it can be used for stock removal as well as forged knives and is often utilized for tomahawks and axes as well. With proper heat treatment, O-1 will take and hold a very fine edge while remaining remarkably tough and durable. Known for its ability to be differentially heat treated, O-1 is an ideal steel for edged weapons and tools and while more costly than SK-5, it is a decided step-up in performance.