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Ontario rifleman vs Cold Steel drop forged bowie - Scottman - 02-02-2018

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both were  acquired for 50 bucks new. What would you prefer if you had to choose?

lengths? weights?


RE: Ontario rifleman vs Cold Steel drop forged bowie - Jimbo - 02-02-2018

Neither one would be my first choice, but if they were the only two knives left in the world to choose from, I would pick the Ontario Rifleman based on pictures alone. 

I have not handled or seen either knife in person, which could change my opinion admittedly.  I actually prefer the size of the Cold Steel knife, but the handle shape & design appears to be uncomfortable in pictures.  It might not be, so making a choice based on photo's alone is probably not the best method for selecting a knife, but I have ordered a few in past years based strictly on their pictures alone.  One I especially like, which was purchased that way was a SOG Tech Bowie, but there were others.


RE: Ontario rifleman vs Cold Steel drop forged bowie - Scottman - 02-03-2018

seems to be a popular vote !


RE: Ontario rifleman vs Cold Steel drop forged bowie - Scottman - 02-25-2018

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RE: Ontario rifleman vs Cold Steel drop forged bowie - Grizzly Dave - 02-25-2018

I think I would go with the Cold Steel Rifleman even though I do not like rubber hafts
It would likely wind up with an antler replacing the rubber and I would bead blast all that black off the blade.
I have had a High carbon Morseth knife for over 45 years and it has never had a rusty day
As far as camouflage for night work, even William Fairbairn preferred a shiny blade for the shock value...besides I don't go out much after dark these days Cool Big Grin