Bowie Knife

Bowie Knife – Fadecase Tiger Tooth

Blade finish: Titanium coating C certified
Blade material: 420 Steel
Handle material: ABS Fiberglass Handle
Blade length: 19 cm — 7,5 in
Total length: 30,5 cm — 12 in

Bowie Knife – Fadecase Fade

Blade finish: Titanium coating C certified
Blade material: 420 Steel
Handle material: ABS Fiberglass Handle
Blade length: 19 cm — 7,5 in
Total length: 30,5 cm — 12 in

Bowie Knife – Fadecase Night

Blade finish: Matt finish C certified
Blade material: 420 Steel
Handle material: ABS Fiberglass Handle
Blade length: 19 cm — 7,5 in
Total length: 30,5 cm — 12 in

Bowie Knife – Fadecase Blue Steel

Blade finish: Titanium coating C certified
Blade material: 420 Steel
Handle material: ABS Fiberglass Handle
Blade length: 19 cm — 7,5 in
Total length: 30,5 cm — 12 in

History

The historical Bowie knife was not a single design, but was a series of knives improved several times by Jim Bowie over the years.The earliest such knife, made by Jesse Clift at Bowie’s brother’s request resembled Spanish hunting knives of the day, and differed little from a common butcher knife.The blade, as later described by Rezin Bowie, was 9.5 inches (24 cm) long, 0.25 inches (0.64 cm) thick and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) wide. It was straight-backed, described by witnesses as “a large butcher knife”, and having no clip-point nor any handguard, with a simple riveted wood scale handle.

Bernard Levine has reported that the first known Bowie knife showed a strong Meditteranien influence insofar as general lines were concerned, particularly the shape of the traditional Spanish folding knife, then often carried by immigrants to Mexico and other territories of the old southwest. In an 1828 account of the capture of a pirate schooner carrying a mixed group of Spanish and South American pirates, the carrying of knives similar to the early Bowie knife is mentioned: