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Bowie Knives

The Bowie Knife
The Bowie Period in American History was a turbulent one. It was born on a sandbar on the Mississippi River near Natchez, Mississippi in 1827. A political duel became a free-for-all. James Bowie, who was an observer at the duel, was shot and stabbed through with a sword cane, but he managed to dispatch his major opponents with a Bowie knife, even though his wounds were so grave that his life hung by a thread for weeks afterwards. The infamous Sandbar Fight, as it was later called, took the imagination of the country by storm. Newspapers far and wide copied the stories from the Natchez papers and soon every man wanted a knife like Bowie's--a Bowie knife. American cutlers (many of them surgical instrument makers) and Sheffield, England cutlers began to make Bowie knives to fill the market demand. The Bowie Period only lasted about forty years -- from the Sandbar Fight to the end of the Civil War. When pistols got reliable and plentiful the size of the knife shrunk; by the 1870s and 1880s, the Bowie knife was used as a hunting knife much more than as a primary defense arm.

The Bowie was made in a period of hand labor; the industrial revolution had not touched the cutlery trades. All the work on the old knives was by hand, with an artisan's craft skills that were learned during a long apprenticeship to master forgers, grinders and cutlers.

Our Historical Bowie Series demonstrates the evolutionary progression of the knife throughout America. Each piece in the series is constructed with a high-carbon steel blade and nickel finish fittings. The sheath to each knife is Grafted from beautiful leather with meticulous stitch work and a belt frog is included. Each knife is unique in its own right with distinct detailing.

 
 

1850 Coffin Hilt Bowie Knife 401732

1850 Coffin Hilt Bowie Knife 401732
This 1850 Coffin Hilt Bowie Knife has a coffin shaped wood and steel grip accented with nicely spaced steel tacks.

Sku:401732  Price: $76.95 

1880 Bowie Knife 26-402580

1880 Bowie Knife 26-402580
The 1880 Bowie Knife is an effective knife that is a copy of an English produced bowie made for the U. S. trade. Though still in fashion to carry a bowie, this knife is made with a thin hilt for more discreet carry

Sku:26-402580  Price: $70.95 

Apache Stag Handled Bowie Knife 31-KMAPAC

Apache Stag Handled Bowie Knife 31-KMAPAC
Our Apache Stag Handled Bowie Knife has a Tactical Style Moly-Vanadium Blade with a recurve edge. Hardness: 56-58 HRC Pommel/Guard: Alloy, brass. Grip: Stag. Sheath: leather.

Sku:31-KMAPAC  Price: $135.00 

Black Widow Bowie 210451

Black Widow Bowie 210451
Our Black Widow Bowie Knife has a wicked stainless steel blade and brass guard with grip ring. Includes leather sheath.

Sku:210451  Price: $15.75 

Bowie Knife 26-400794

Bowie Knife
This massive Bowie Knife is tough enough for hours of target practice or days of trail blazing. Stainless steel blade, smooth rosewood handle scales and solid brass cross guard.

Sku:26-400794  Price: $25.00 

Hunter's Companion Bowie Knife 26-402030

Hunter's Companion Bowie Knife 26-402030
Shortly after photography was invented proud frontiersmen were having their portraits taken with their prized bowies at their sides. This massive knife style was being produced in Sheffield, England for the American market.

Sku:26-402030  Price: $75.95 

Khanjar Turkish knife 26-402736

Khanjar Turkish knife 26-402736
This type of Turkish knife was also used in Persia and India. The grip is real hand carved bone while the strong parts are solid brass on a well-tempered high carbon steel single-edged blade.

Sku:26-402736  Price: $84.95 

Kukri Machete 26-401684

Kukri Machete
There’s no single edged weapon that we can think of that can out-chop or out-cut a good Kukri Machete.

Sku:26-401684  Price: $22.00 

M1 Carbine M4 bayonet & M8 Scabbard 1943 M48A1

M1 Carbine M4 bayonet & M8 Scabbard 1943 M48A1
This M1 Carbine M4 bayonet & M8 Scabbard 1943 is a new production of the M4 carbine bayonet and M8 scabbard. 11-1/2in. X 6-1/2in. 440 stainless steel blade. Leather handle.

Sku:M48A1  Price: $55.00 

Military Combat Knife 26-403000

Military Combat Knife 26-403000
This Military Combat Knife features a design time tested by the worlds toughest fighting men, popular in WWII through today.

Sku:26-403000  Price: $9.00 

Muela Bowie Knife 31-KMBW14

Muela Bowie Knife 31-KMBW14
Muela Knives are Custom Spanish Hunting Knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations, and utilize tough Moly-Vanadium Stainless Steel.

Sku:31-KMBW14  Price: $122.00 

Muela Bowie Knife 31-KMBW26

Bowie Knife 31-KMBW26
Muela Knives are Custom Spanish Hunting Knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations, and utilize tough Moly-Vanadium Stainless Steel.

Sku:31-KMBW26  Price: $179.00 

Muela Bowie Knife 31-KMBWF-14

Muela Bowie Knife 31-KMBWF14
Muela Knives are Custom Spanish Hunting Knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations, and utilize tough Moly-Vanadium Stainless Steel.

Sku:31-KMBWF14  Price: $89.00 

Muela Bowie Knife Set 31-KM722P

Muela Bowie Knife Set 31-KM722P
Our Muela Bowie Knife Set includes a large and small knife with Stainless Steel Blades and quality leather Sheath. Overall length 13.25in.

Sku:31-KM722P  Price: $84.00 

Muela Bowie Knife Utility, Wood Handle, Brass Guard 31-KMBW10

Muela Bowie Knife Utility, Wood Handle, Brass Guard 31-KMBW10
Our Bowie Knife Utility Wood Handle Brass Guard and Butt Cap has a Molyvanadium blade with recurve edge. Hardness: 56-58 HRC Pommel/Guard: Alloy, brass. Grip: Pakawood. Sheath: leather

Sku:31-KMBW10  Price: $65.00 

Muela Bowie Knife/Utility, Wood Handle, Brass Guard 31-KMBF10

Bowie Knife Utility Wood Handle Brass Guard 31-KMBF10
The Bowie Knife Utility Wood Handle Brass Guard has a Molyvanadium blade. Hardness: 56-58 HRC Pommel/Guard: Alloy, brass. Grip: Pakawood. Sheath: leather.

Sku:31-KMBF10  Price: $45.50 

Muela CAZ-16 Stag Handled Bowie Knife 31-KMCA16

Muela Stag Handled Bowie Knife 31-KMCA16
Our Muela Stag Handled Bowie Knife comes with a MolyVanadium Blade that has a recurve edge. Hardness: 56-58 HRC Pommel/Guard: Alloy, brass. Grip: Crown Stag. Sheath: leather.

Sku:31-KMCA16  Price: $139.00 

Muela Piggyback Bowie Set 31-KMB22N

Two Bowie Combo 31-KMB22N
Muela Knives are Custom Spanish Hunting Knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations, and utilize tough Moly-Vanadium Stainless Steel.

Sku:31-KMB22N  Price: $299.99 

Muela Piggyback Bowie Set 31-KMB22P (KMBW22 & KMBW10)

Two Bowie Combo 31-KMB22P
This Two Bowie Combo is a Combination of our KMBW22 and KMBW10 Bowie Knives. The Blades on these Muela Bowie Knives are MolyVanadium with a recurve edge. Hardness: 56-58 HRC Pommel/Guard: Alloy, brass. Leather sheath.

Sku:31-KMB22P  Price: $199.99 

Muela Wood Handle Bowie Knife, Brass Guard 31-KMBW19

Bowie Knife 31-KMBW19
Muela Knives are Custom Spanish Hunting Knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations, and utilize tough Moly-Vanadium Stainless Steel.

Sku:31-KMBW19  Price: $169.00 

Muela Wood Handle Bowie Knife, Brass Guard, Butt Cap 31-KMBW22

Bowie Knife 31-KMBW22
Muela Knives are Custom Spanish Hunting Knives that have been made by the Muela family for generations, and utilize tough Moly-Vanadium Stainless Steel.

Sku:31-KMBW22  Price: $139.00 

Palm Size Bowie Knife 402020

Palm Size Bowie Knife 402020
The Palm Size Bowie Knife is an exact scaled down, palm-sized version of a classic Bowie pattern.

Sku:402020  Price: $13.95 

Saw Machete 26-403044

Saw Machete
A real Saw Machete with a saw spine that works on something more than twigs.  Rubber sure fit grip with plastic knuckle guard.  Includes nylon sheath.  Tempered, stainless steel blade.

Sku:26-403044  Price: $20.95