Our Bowie knife is a full tang blade, with a solid wooden handle and brass D-guard. It is 15” overall, with a low-grade leather sheath.
A little history on the Bowie Knife:
The Bowie Knife got its name from Jim Bowie, an American pioneer and folk hero who made it famous in a historic knife fight called the Sandbar Fight in 1827. He later died at the battle of the Alamo.
Since 1830, knife makers have replicated the design–some introducing their own variations, making it unclear as to what the exact text-book definition of a Bowie knife is. Regardless, the large style fighting knife has been thoroughly baptized through the centuries of American history itself.
Specifically, the D-Guard Bowie is most commonly associated with the War Between the States and the Southern Confederacy. Not only was this a good Yankee-killer, it also made an excellent camp tool for cutting meat, chopping wood, or clearing brush
A close-up of our Bowie handle and solid brass D-guard
About the blade…
Our Bowie knives have a hidden tang blade. Hidden tangs are a variation of full tangs. While in a regular full tang knife, the width of the tang is usually the same as the width of the blade, this is not the case in hidden tangs. Hidden tangs have a slightly smaller tang in comparison to the blade:
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