By: Hibben Knives
"The Expendables" is a 2010 hard-hitting action/thriller movie about a group of mercenaries hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. Once the mission begins, the men realize things arenít quite as they appear, finding themselves caught in a dangerous web of deceit and betrayal. With their mission thwarted and an innocent life in danger, the men struggle with an even tougher challenge one that threatens to destroy this band of brothers. Master knife maker Gil Hibben designed this bowie for 2010 Expendables movie. This cutlery masterpiece offers a stabilized synthetic ivory handle accented by the gold-plated blade catcher and guard which are reminiscent of the styling of original bowies. Expendables artwork is featured on the handle and the gold-plated guard offers cast star designs on both ends. The classic 14" blade is constructed from polished stainless steel. Included is a custom leather sheath with Hibben Knives logo.
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"Excellent collectable which is it's primary reason for existence, but in a Youtube video it seemed to chop through 3" logs more like an axe than a knife. The person doing the test did mention that he was holding the knife with index finger over the guard and choking up on the Choil to avoid stressing the handle as he suspects that it uses a short stub tang: I used a strong magnet and it showed that the tang goes about half way up the handle to the Expendables Logo, a very strong light showed that the part of the handle above the logo is hollow, so how durable the handle might be for heavy work is " debatable ", but in the Youtube review the handle & guard didn't loosen up, Micarta is quite strong so it might not be a problem. The blade is impressive and forward balanced, very sharp out of the box, the false edge bevel is not sharpened as it would be in a true fighting Bowie, but this may because of different laws in different places about double edged blades that the maker wanted to avoid issues. The scabbard very tight where the brass strip is wider than the opening of the scabbard, but if one is careful one can force it in, and it is now not an issue." - Jean (5/5)
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