The Ultimate Bowie Knife: A True American Iconic Piece Of Steel
When you think about a very big sharp knife, or, what some might call an “Arkansas Toothpick”, only one blade comes to mind- the Bowie Knife. The Bowie Knife is a true iconic piece of steel and a real piece of American history. The knife was created for James Bowie and is uniquely American. Many a soldier, or Mountain Man, carried this blade, so you could say, it was the knife that helped explore and conquer the American western frontier.
James “Jim” Bowie 1796 – March 6, 1836, was a 19th-century American pioneer, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman, both real and fictitious, have made him a legendary figure in Texas history and a folk hero of American culture.The Bowie knife is a pattern of fixed-blade fighting knife created by James Black in the early 19th century for Jim Bowie, who had become famous for his use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight.
Watch the video below is by Hickok45 and beneath it, I will place some info on how you can get your own Bowie Knife from the company who makes them.
Here is how you can get your own Bowie Knife from Randall Knives:
THE SMITHSONIAN BOWIE
11″ blade of 3/8″ stock, Top cutting edge sharpened (approx. 4 ¾”). 5 1/4″ (approximate) leather handle. Brass lugged hilt. Duralumin butt cap. A replica of the famous Bowie knife of a century ago, similar to type displayed in the Smithsonian and used in the motion picture The Iron Mistress.
- BLADE LENGTH: 11″
- BLADE STOCK: 3/8”
- HANDLE SHAPE: Commando
- HANDLE MATERIAL: Leather
- HILT STYLE: Brass Lugged
- WEIGHT: 28-34 oz