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Model #48-22-1985

Fastback Hawk Bill Flip Knife With 4 in. Blade

  • Press and Flip Opening
  • Stainless Steel Blade Stays Sharper Longer
  • Liner Lock Secures Blade
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Product Overview

The Milwaukee 48-22-1985 FASTBACK Hawk Bill Flip Knife quickly opens with a press of a button and flip of the wrist for quick cutting. The curved blade engages and reduces material bunching and its smooth blade is ideal for piercing and pulls cuts. The Hawk Bill knife leaves a clean cut edge and is easily sharpened. This knife comes with a reversible wire belt clip with adds versatility and reduces pocket tearing.
  • Press and flip open 1 handed opening
  • Lanyard hole allows user to tether knife
  • Patented wire form belt clip perfect for securing to clothing without fraying materials
  • Curved blade-engages material for easy pull cuts
  • Piercing tip-allows user to easily and precisely puncture materials
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Ideal for piercing and pulls cuts
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Blade Length (in.)4 inBlade Width (in.).12
Handle Length (in.)5Length Folded (in. )4.75
Length Unfolded (in. )7.125Product Depth (in.)1.27 in
Product Length (in.)7 inProduct Width (in.).53 in


Blade Edge TypeStraight EdgeBlade MaterialStainless Steel
Blade storageNoBlade StyleBlunt Tip
FeaturesAssisted Opening,Can Be Sharpened,Folding HandleHand Tool TypeKnife
Handle MaterialPlasticIndividual/SetIndividual
Knife TypeFolding KnifeLock TypeSpring Lock
Number of Pieces1Product Weight (lb.).36
Returnable90-DayTool TypeHawk
Tools Product TypeHand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyLimited Lifetime warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 99 reviews
  • 87%recommend this product
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There are so many good uses for this knife other than said here. How about opening up the melons?...
There are so many good uses for this knife other than said here. How about opening up the melons? It is so easy with this. It is a pierce and pull to cut knife So you can use it for whatever you need It is stainless steel and so it will never rust. It is from Milwaukee, and that is the best-recognized tool maker. I love it.
  • DIY
  • Recommended
I'm in hvac I bought this specifically to cut foil tape and pookie on and around plenums and hidden screws. This is perfect. I was using stubby flatheads before and/or boycotters. The angle on the hawk bill is perfect for those cramped hard to reach areas. Small like a stubby sharp like a box cutter. The only draw back is the clip, it's a bit flimsy. Theres another hole at the other end of the knife. Is that so we can switch what side the clip is on? I dont remember reading or seeing anything about it anywhere
    • Recommended
    One Hand Opening, Sharp and Solid
    I already have one of the straight blades like this. I liked it so much, I got the Hawkbill version. Both have the same easy one hand opening. Just press the lick button and flip. How many times have you had to drop what you're doing, just to open your knife. You won't do that again with this one. The belt clip is reversible, so you can move the clip from one side to the other. Whichever is best for you. The blade is stainless steel and locks into place so there's no accidental closing. It comes with a lifetime warranty. This is a very solidly build knife that will quickly become your favorite.
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    • Recommended
    3 found this review helpful
    Almost impossible to close
    I have to leave mine open and in a sheath because it’s virtually impossible to close. It makes it impractical to carry and must remain in tool box.
    Response from Customer ServiceDec 23, 2021
    Hi Mike, all of our hand tools have a limited lifetime warranty. Please email us at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com so we can explain further. -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool
      Nice knife, blade is cheap
      Bought this a week ago and used it for eight hours cutting plastic, cardboard, and banding. Worked great at start but became full quickly. Sharpen every day to keep an edge. Unfortunately edge is gone quickly.
      Response from Customer ServiceNov 18, 2021
      Hello! We appreciate your review on the FASTBACK™ Hawk Bill Folding Knife. We will make sure our product team is aware of the sharpness of the blade on our knife. Thank you for your feedback! -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool
        Dull in no time
        Does not stay sharp for long and requires some type of sharpening
        Response from Milwaukee ToolSep 23, 2021
        Hi Dave, we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We would love the opportunity to learn more about this. Please email us at soicalmedia@milwaukeetool.com. -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool
        • Verified Purchase
        Does not close
        out of the box the blade will not close into the handle. Checked instructions and utube to make sure it was not me. It's not me. It don't work. Blade is sharp and concave like i wanted but could get a one piece blade for less.
        Response from Milwaukee ToolSep 23, 2021
        Hi Jimmy, we appreciate your review! Please email us at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com so we can discuss this with you. -Cayla with Milwaukee Tool.
          Great price, compared to other brands
          Great tool. Awesome price, more streamlined than other brands. I just am having issues finding the replacement blades.
            The best hawk bill knife out there
            It is a great knife love the action and locking mechanism. Would like to see the straight blade one they offer in stock. I bought three and should have bought more handed some out to our workers and they love them aswell
            • Verified Purchase
            • Recommended
            the only knife I need for work
            As an electrician, the Milwaukee fastback Hawk Bill Knife is a must. And you can’t go wrong with that price.
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            • Recommended
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