• Hawkbill Fixed Blade Knife
• Hawkbill Blade
• Stainless Steel Blade
• 8.5" Overall Length
• Oversized Ergonomic Handle
• Full Tang Design
• Durable Molded Sheath with Belt Clip
• Lanyard Hole
• Length: 8.5
• Height: 1.7"
• Width: 1"
The Milwaukee® Fixed Blade Hawkbill Knife is ideal for stripping wire and cable. The stainless steel blade is optimized to stay sharper longer and a full metal tang provides durability for tough cuts. The oversized ergonomic handle is designed for comfortable use with gloves. A durable molded sheath provides easy carry and storage.
This is a FANTASTIC knife IMO.
Comfortable, easy to clean, just the right size and shape! It keeps its edge and just looks really nice. Works well with any of the jackets I've come across, whether decades old or what we currently use. You guys NAILED IT with this one!!
My only issue is that I have 3 of them, and each of the sheaths have lost the ability to secure the knives, I see that there is a replacement (31-55-0450), but I have had ZERO success in finding them. Obviously, I can store them in tool belt/bag pockets, BUT, the sheath is also something else that sets this knife apart from any competitors.
I’d really prefer if the handle were thinner, and had some type of texture to it. A rubber style grip would be better in my own opinion. I’m a big Milwaukee fan, and a lineman for 19 years. Not crazy about the sheath either. It’s hard plastic with a generic type belt clip. Not a big deal as I’m just gonna use the leather one on my belt anyway.. Does the knife work? Yea - I mean its a knife.. but I don’t like the hollow feeling (I dunno if it is) handle especially. It’s too wide. My opinion is there are other models that are better feeling and most comfortable to use. I guess that’s all subjective. Why MIlwaukee has not made a hardline version of this is beyond me. Milwaukee, you listening??? Give me a hardline D2 blade, use a similar style flat handle with a textured rubber grip like you have on the fixed blade hardline knife you already make. Make a leather sheath with wide belt slits like some other manufacturers do, and you’ll have a home run..
To be clear - I buy Milwaukee EVERYTHING. I WANT a Milwaukee knife to have a home on my tool belt.