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Replacement sheath for Outback Sheath Mark II

Replacement sheath for Outback Sheath Mark II (SKU. 446128S) £38.95

This completely redesigned sheath comes as standard on all new production Outback™ knives in 2016. It is also available separately as an upgrade or replacement for existing owners.
The original Outback™ sheath was always pretty good for its time, but over the years it has been getting increasingly eclipsed by our later models. Now, we don't exactly subscribe to the idea of knowing when to stop, so our improvement program eventually came up with a completely new design - bigger, better and more badass in every conceivable way, not to mention several times the cost to produce. As this second generation model completely transforms the Outback™ package and translates to a slightly higher MSRP for new model knives, we figured it would be only fair to make it available separately so existing owners can upgrade without purchasing a new knife.


Down Under Bushmate

Down Under Bushmate (SKU. 446010) £122.95

8 3/4" overall.
4" polished heat treated 440C stainless blade.
Brown leather wrapped handle.
Solid brass guard and pommel.
Lanyard hole.
Heavy brown leather belt sheath.


The Kookaburra

Down Under The Kookaburra £128.95

The Kookaburra™ 440C stainless blade is heat treated to approximately RC52 to withstand the stress of repeated impacts - yet it still maintains a sharp edge so it can be used as a proper utility knife, unlike most throwers on the market today. Sharp enough to cut like any good hunting knife, heavy enough to chop like a full-size Bowie, and resilient enough to withstand continuous throwing practice, this blade is truly as versatile as they come.

Jack of all trades though it might be, make no mistake... there's absolutely nothing halfway about this knife. We started by designing the best throwing knife we could think of, then gave it a touch of the classic Outback™ bowie profile and an edge that compromises nothing in terms of sharpness, edge retention or utility value. This knife has just about all the features we've ever liked on a fixed blade knife, with none of the shortcomings that so often let an otherwise perfect blade down. In case you can't tell yet, yes we bloody well are excited about it. Try one and we'll pretty much guarantee you will be too.

Overall length: 12”
Blade length 6 7/8”
Blade thickness: 5mm / 3/16"
Weight 360 g / 12.7 oz
Material: 440C Stainless, RC52


Red Rock Raptor

Down Under Red Rock Raptor £139.95

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.

Overall length: 15 1/2”
Blade length 10 1/4"
Material: 440C Dual Heat Treated stainless blade


The Walkabout

Down Under The Walkabout (SKU.446021) £145.95

Another one that's been a long time coming - the perfect companion or just a slightly scaled back alternative to the long-standing flagship, the Outback™. The Walkabout™ packs all of the strength and balance of its bigger brother in a lighter, more convenient format that's a lot easier to carry all day, every day. Fans of the original will feel right at home with the stacked leather handle, solid brass grip-enhancing pommel and guard, and the classic lines of the heavy stainless steel blade. Featuring the improved crocodile skin pattern, sharpening spike and bone decorations, the newly designed heavy leather sheath is also a perfect match for the Outback™'s distinctive styling.  It's not all about being a mini-Outback™, though - if you can call an 12.5" knife mini-anything, that is. The Walkabout™ is easily one of the most utilitarian, no-nonsense hunting / general purpose knives out there, and the classic looks and all natural materials are sure to appeal to all outdoorsmen, collectors and anyone just looking for a damn fine bowie that does exactly what it's supposed to. We have been regularly asked to produce something like this for years now, but we chose to take the time and get it right rather than just scale down the existing design. This is a knife that will stand on its own merit and happily go toe to toe with anything in its size class
Overall length: 323mm - 12.5"
Blade length: 208mm - 8"
Width: 47mm - 1.8"
Thickness: 5,5mm - 0.2165"
Weight: 568g - 20 oz
440C heat treated stainless steel blade
Solid brass guard and pommel, geunuine leather handle and crocodile skin pattern leather scabbard


The Outback
Down Under The Outback £146.95

The Outback™ features a forged, dual heat treated 440C stainless blade honed to a razor sharp edge. The back retains some spring to it while the edge has been made hard enough to withstand hundreds or thousands of cuts with no perceptible dulling.

This is not a wall hanger - we set out to create the most devastatingly effective Bowie knife ever produced, and designed every detail like we mean it. Hack, slash, chop, cut, crush... This is one blade that will never let you down. We believe in putting our money where our mouth is, so we back this claim with a full five-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

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.

solid, bead blasted brass handguard and pommel complete the distinctive look. The Outback™ 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™ 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”
Blade length 11"
Blade thickness: 6mm
Weight 800 g / 28.2 oz
Material: 440C dual heat treated (edge 58-59 RC / back 45-46 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, ebony & leather handle
Genuine leather sheath with sharpening spike


Razorback™ - by Down Under Knives

Down Under Razorback™ (SKU. 44601) £146.95

We have seen a lot of heavy blade style hunting knives that got it almost right. In fact we've seen so many that we finally made it our mission to remove the "almost" part and see what this style is really capable of. Enter the Razorback™ - with all the features that worked and none of the awkward blockiness often associated with this kind of knife. Not satisfied with making yet another slab of metal with as many sharp angles as you can fit in 12 inches of steel, we elected to give it the pleasing curves and traditional materials our customers have grown to know and love in our other products. This one feels even better than it looks!

The back of the blade has a gentle downward curve for easy skinning and a bone cracker cut to avoid accidental piercing and to provide help in guiding the blade. The rear portion of the back has a razor sharp whittling edge for easy kindling, and the front heavy blade profile provides all the chopping and cutting power this style is famous for. The semi-full tang construction and full leather handle provide a sure grip in all conditions, wet or dry. Add a uniquely styled heavy leather sheath with genuine bone ornaments and a quick-release catch, and we figure this one's going to be tough to beat for a specialized hunting/camping knife.

440C stainless steel
Solid brass guard and pommel
Genuine leather handle and sheath
Overall length: 30.7 cm - 12”
Blade length 18 cm - 7"
Blade thickness: 5.5 mm - .2"


Down Under Outback Eclipse

Down Under Outback Eclipse (SKU. 446228) £147.95

The Outback has been Downunders most popular knife, now in a new additional version. The Outback Eclipse features a 1095 carbon steel blade honed to a razor sharp edge. The back retains some spring to it while the edge has been made hard enough to withstand hundreds or thousands of cuts with no perceptible dulling.
This is not a wall hanger - we set out to create the most devastatingly effective Bowie knife ever produced, and designed every detail like we mean it. Hack, slash, chop, cut, crush... This is one blade that will never let you down. We believe in putting our money where our mouth is, so we back this claim with a full five-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
The handle is skillfully crafted out of genuine black leather with an ultra-strong tang that will not twist or break in heavy use.
The solid, 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 black leather sheath patterned to resemble crocodile skin. The sheath features an integral retaining boot for the included high quality sharpening spike.

Overall length: 16” 
Blade length 11"
Blade thickness: 6mm
Weight 800 g / 28.2 oz
Material: 1095 carbon (58-59 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, leather handle
Genuine leather sheath with sharpening spike


Down Under Toothpick

Down Under Toothpick (SKU. M446029) £169.95

Now here's something a bit special: with a nice range of hunting knives and quick, agile fighting blades already in production, we set out to prove that size and finesse aren't mutually exclusive. To us, nothing says it better than James Black's ageless Arkansas toothpick designs - dedicated fighting knives with unparalleled reach and destructive potential, while sacrificing nothing in speed, utility and precision.

We took the basic concept and gave it our trademark touch of classic styling and modern durability, with rust resistant materials and tough leather that feels as good as it looks. This isn't a replacement for a crowbar or an axe - it's a purebred fighting knife with the heft to get stuff done and the balance to make that weight all but disappear in your hands when you pick it up. We didn't want to go overboard with cutting edges five inches off the centerline and sharp corners all over the place, opting instead for a classic style that feels like it was molded to your hand and gives no surprises when you connect with something. For a finishing touch, we gave it an extra large, distinctively styled handguard and ricasso that give you real options between extreme reach and maximum agility. And when we say extreme, we kinda mean it. With an overall length of a whopping 16 1/4", the next step up would be a short sword.

Delivered with an antique look black-brown scabbard with classic old western style floral pattern, this knife proudly shows off its heritage and won't look out of place on any old west aficionado's gunbelt or as part of a modern hunter's toolkit.

Overall length: 413 mm - 16 1/4"
Blade length: 285mm - 11 1/4"
Width: 44mm - 1.7"
Blade Thickness: 5,5mm - 0.216"
Weight: 630g - 22.223 oz
440C Heat Treated Stainless Steel, solid brass guard and pommel, genuine leather handle and sheath


The Mistress

Down Under The Mistress (SKU. 446033) £193.95

Here's one that we have been working on for quite a while. The mission was simple: push the limits and make the biggest, meanest blade that can still be reasonably called a knife, without compromising balance and usability in the slightest. To accomplish this, we started with the dimensions and basic lines of a colossal vintage Bowie dating from around 1858 and started hammering out prototype after prototype until it looked and behaved exactly like we wanted it. Not the easiest or fastest development process in the world, but with a knife this size you just can't slap something together in a CAD package and expect it to work. You have to feel it to know when you got it just right.

The Mistress™ is our first curved back design, putting even more mass behind the arc of the blade right where it counts for unprecedented cutting and slashing power. To complement the shape we gave it a distinctive coffin handle and a massive S-style handguard machined from a monolithic block of solid brass. In a slight twist, during development we decided to reverse the S to a style more commonly found in swords of the period. When you hold it, you'll know why - in this size class, it just works better that way.

Finally, we contained this beast in our signature heavy leather scabbard patterned to match our very successful Toothpick™. No, we don't know why anyone would need to carry them as a pair, but if you're going to carry one in the first place, "reasonable" is probably not a concept you spend a great deal of time worrying about. In case you missed it, this is one hell of a knife even by our standards.

Overall length: 450mm - 17 3/4"
Blade length: 329mm - 13"
Width: 67mm - 2 5/8"
Thickness: 5,5mm - 0.2165"
Weight: 832g - 29.3479 oz
440C dual heat treated (edge 58-59 RC / back 45-46 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, geunuine leather handle and floral pattern leather scabbard


Over 18 only.
Prices inclusive of VAT.
Prices subject to change without prior notice
We do not sell knives to anyone under 18
    05/12/16