Grayman Mega Pounder Bowie Knives are critical field tools and outstanding edged weapons of last resort.
The 7.5 inch Grayman Bowie with tan Cordura sheath rests in the Arizona desert after a hard day of field testing.
It did not take long for the Mega Pounder Bowie to slice through the top of the Russian ammo metal can and peel back the lid.
The Grayman easily chopped through firewood with the ease of a hand axe.
The sharp teeth on the working edge of the 9-inch Grayman easily sawed into an oak log.
One combat veteran felt the Grayman Bowie was ideal for cross-drawing out of the Cordura sheath.
During the earlier years of my law enforcement career, when I served as a revolver-toting police officer, I rarely if ever carried a pocketknife. But this changed when I joined the U.S. Customs Service and was issued two edged-weapons along with two handguns, a 9mm submachine gun, a Colt CAR-15 and a short-barreled Remington 870 Police model shotgun. One of the edged weapons I carried strapped to my survival vest was a government-issue aircrew survival knife. I carried this and other knives when I flew drug interdiction missions and covert air operations in the Caribbean, as well as when I participated in undercover marine operations to the coast of Colombia.
During one air interdiction mission on a Bahamian island, we rescued a private pilot who was badly burned after crash-landing his marijuana-laden aircraft in shallow water along the coast. The PIC (pilot in charge) of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter intentionally left me behind because he believed the badly burned “suspected” drug smuggler was in urgent need of medical care. As soon as they left the area, I was quickly confronted by a large group of smugglers who beached their go-fast boats nearby. I stood on the beach, the only person clad in a green Nomex flight suit, a U.S. Customs raid jacket, a 9mm pistol, several spare magazines and a U.S. military-issue aircrew survival knife—it was obvious who I was.
During the earlier years of my law enforcement career, when I served as a…
/ Jul 23, 2013