Because black is the new black.
The Outback™ has always been Down Under Knives most popular knife, and the most upgraded throughout its lifetime. Whenever they find a way to make it even slightly better, those changes tend to inevitably end up in the next production run. However, all along this development cycle, one recurring theme kept coming up - granted, mostly from people who had never used one, but it's a valid point nevertheless.
What if we didn't just offer improvements... but a choice?
Well, that choice is here today. Meet the Outback™ Eclipse - the proven Outback™ design in 1095 carbon steel and all dressed in black. The handle is all leather and dyed through in deep black. It comes with the same improved Mark II sheath design as the latest classic Outback™, only in black. The solid brass guard and pommel feature a high gloss polish, and the 58-59 RC heat treated blade guarantees it's every bit as rugged and dependable as its stainless steel sister we all know and love. It may look slightly more fashion conscious and you might find yourself oiling it a bit more often, whether it's entirely necessary or not... but it's still guaranteed not to slip on a turtleneck and wander off to sip a latte when there's work to be done.
This big bowie knife is reminescent of the Bowie knife carried by Crocodile Dundee. The handle is skillfully crafted out of genuine ebony, leather and brass with an ultra-strong tang that will not twist or break in heavy use. The solid, high polished brass handguard and pommel complete the distinctive look.
The Outback™ Eclipse is truly both a great example of the knifemaker's art as well as the most rugged, dependable tool an outdoorsman could wish for. The Outback™ Eclipse comes with a genuine heavy leather sheath patterned to resemble crocodile skin. The sheath features an integral retaining boot for the included high quality sharpening spike.
- Overall Length: 16.00 in.
- Blade Length: 11.00 in.
- Blade Thickness: 0.24 in. (6mm)
- Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-59 HRC
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow Ground
- Blade Finish: Mirror Polished
- Edge Type: PlainEdge
- Handle Length: 5.00 in.
- Handle Thickness:
- Handle Material: Solid brass guard and pommel, leather handle
- Handle Color: Black
- Weight: 28.0 oz. (800 g)
- Carry Method: Genuine leather sheath with sharpening spike
- Knife Type: Fixed Blade
- Brand: Down Under Knives
- Model: Outback Eclipse Bowie
- Model Number: DUKCDE
- Shipping Weight: 4lbs
Note: This is a large, oversize, heavy item. Additional shipping charges apply. Not eligible for FREE SHIPPING offer.