Knifehog’s Addison reviews the Gerber Winchester. See what she has to say about this classic bowie knife.
Rating: 3 stars
Hey guys, welcome back to KnifeHog.com! Addison here and today I’ll be reviewing the Gerber Winchester Bowie.
The Winchester has an overall length of 14 ¼”, a blade length of 8 ¾” and weighs 9 ounces. The blade is constructed of surgical stainless steel and features a plain, flat grind with a clip point tip. The handle is composed of polished, wood-grain material that is held together by twin brass rivets and features a brass finger guard. This knife has a full tang construction and comes with a ballistic nylon sheath that features a belt loop and two snap closures.
Overall, the Gerber Winchester is a decent hunting knife. Its intimidating size, full tang construction and durable sheath make this knife a reliable companion to take on a hunting or camping trip. The razor sharp edge and large size of the blade allows you to cut through a variety of tough materials, such as thick cloth, thin wood and rope. The blade of this knife is also sharp and durable enough to process small game! Although the handle is a bit smooth, the evenly spaced finger grooves provide your hand with a comfortable and durable grip. Personally, I think this knife is pretty solid but it is really not designed for strenuous cutting tasks. The surgical steel this blade is constructed of is not sturdy enough to cut through certain materials and could very well snap or the tip may break during any heavy duty cutting activity. Also, the blade is much heavier than the handle, which makes the knife as a whole completely unbalanced. Honestly, this knife is a decent hunting companion that can cut through light and fairly tough materials but I think it works better as more of a “showpiece”. With this in mind, I give the Winchester 3 out of 5 stars.
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