The Kopis Machete is modeled closely on an ancient sword design that was held in high esteem by the Greeks, Romans, and Spaniards. This was because its uniquely shaped blade had the weight forward balance that was optimal for cutting and chopping, yet it retained a sharp useful point for thrusting as well. Our Kopis Machete is equipped with a traditional semi-D ring guard reinforced throughout by the steel tang and is delivered with a sturdy, thick nylon sheath.
Overall Length: 26"
Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
Weight: 23.3 oz.
Handle: 7" Long Polypropylene
Coating: Black Baked on Anti-Rust
19.5" Overall, One 1/2 cm thick solid piece of high carbon steel with antiqued finish and sharpened blade. Substantial, very heavy with a leather wrapped handle and lanyard hole with paracord wrist loop.
When the Outback™ came out, it was quite possibly the hardest hitting Bowie knife you could buy without going to a custom bladesmith. We were pretty happy about being able to put that much chopping power in a conventional size blade, but of course it would only be a matter of time before somebody topped it. This got us thinking... if it was possible without going totally impractical, why weren't we already doing it?
Well, after several months of design work and prototyping, we believe we have done just that. The design of the Red Rock Raptor™ borrows elements from the legendary Kukri to get the raw speed and power necessary to chop through more or less anything that could conceivably need chopping through. The angle and width of the tip provides a natural point, while the smooth convex/concave transition of the edge gives you the durability of an axe and the sharpness and control of a whittling knife - both right where you need them, without detracting anything from each other.
Finally, you know how some otherwise great Bowies, Kukris and Machetes kinda force you to hold back a little so your hand won't slip? Yeah, we hate that too. That's why the Red Rock Raptor™ has an ergonomically contoured 100% leather handle and generous handguards on both ends. You can pound with the pommel, stab with the point, whittle with the base of the blade, chop with the convex edge and hack with the bonecrusher spine as hard and fast as you are physically able to. The wide, smoothly rounded handguards will protect your fingers from impact and make sure the knife stays glued to your hand, no matter what you do. Don't let the aggressive look fool you; this knife was built to work as great as it looks. We believe that in a successful design, form and function should not compete but complement each other.
17.5" Overall with a 12" sharpened, hand forged, D2 carbon steel blade. Solid horn handle with brass fittings, complete with leather belt sheath.
Based on an antique we sold a few years ago dated 1880, we upped the blade quality to tool grade D2 and the blade thickness to a substantial 5mm, coupled with the hand carved and highly polished horn handle, this makes for both a great heavy duty workhorse and high quality collectors item.