Blade makers are wont to boast about how their knives carry a history of combat use, but Cold Steel is a rarity in that it went to town on that department. Thus comes the Bowie Knife, which, despite its violent past, has become one of the most remarkable outdoor fixed blades available.
Made for combat and now repurposed for your everyday carry woes, the Cold Steel Chaos Bowie features a 10.5-inch clip-point. It’s an SK-5 high-carbon steel blade, mind you, that’s finished in a sleek coat of black. Attached is a 6061 aluminum handle that comes with its own finger guard and glass breaker hilt.
One look at this knife makes it clear that Cold Steel took inspiration from the trench knives of the Second World War. But the shop doesn’t care much for nostalgia. After all, that past comes rife with tragedy and is best left alone.
Instead, Cold Steel chose to contextualize the blade for this new generation. It infused it modern materials but decided to let the classic styling cues remain. That combination makes for an excellent survival blade, ready to wield in any outdoor pickle you might find yourself in.
The Chaos Bowie also features a Secure-Ex sheath that’s super durable. Not only that, but it’s also incredibly light, and plus, it’s MOLLE-compatible. That’s basically your brute certification right there. Attach it to your tactical pack or belt loops, the choice is yours. Either way, you’ll know you have a hardcore knife on your person at all times. The best part? It’s just $120.