Rugged Elegance: The Hunting Knife – Bowie’s Legacy
Venture into the great outdoors equipped with a knife steeped in tradition and designed for efficiency. The hunting knife, a crucial tool for outdoorsmen, excels in preparing game for culinary use, performing capably in skinning the animal and slicing the meat. With a design focus on cutting prowess over piercing, hunting knives typically feature a single sharpened edge with a partially curved blade, allowing the user to seamlessly transition between the meticulous task of skinning and the robust requirements of meat cutting. Certain models incorporate a guthook, and 'skinner' designs often have a rounded point to safeguard the hide during removal.
This American-style hunting knife pays homage to the iconic Bowie knife, first forged by James Black in the early 19th century, bearing the name of the legendary frontiersman Jim Bowie. The Bowie knife’s identity has evolved to symbolize a class of large sheath knives, characterized by their clip point and crossguard, and it remains a favorite among collectors and hunters. Our hunting knife mirrors the traditional Bowie with a blade length ideal for the hunter's needs, typically ranging from 6 to 12 inches and constructed from robust, thick steel to ensure durability and function.
The blade of this hunting knife is a work of art and craftsmanship, forged from pattern-welded Damascus steel. This type of steel, known for its distinctive patterns and resilience, is created through a meticulous process of folding and heat treating, resulting in a blade composed of 352 layers. At its core are 11 pieces of steel folded in succession to create an exquisite balance of hardness (55-56 HRC) and flexibility, vital for any tool faced with the rigors of outdoor use.
- Handle: Bone with robust steel bolsters for a firm grip and elegant finish.
- Overall Length: A versatile 14.5 inches from tip to pommel.
- Rockwell Hardness: A hardened yet flexible blade with a Rockwell hardness of 55-56 HRC.
Layering: A staggering 352 layers, resulting from five careful folds during forging:
- 1st Fold: 11x2=22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 22x2=44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 44x2=88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 88x2=176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 176x2=352 Layers
- Sheath: A protective leather sheath to ensure the blade is safely transported and stored.
Blade Material: A blend of resilience and edge retention with:
- 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
- 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
Hunting Knife – High Carbon Damascus Steel Blade: This knife is not simply a tool; it's a partner for the discerning hunter and outdoorsman. Whether used for the practicality of game preparation or admired as a collection piece, this knife stands as a testament to rugged beauty and utilitarian design. Adapted to thrive as a multifunctional survival tool, it echoes the versatility required for wilderness living. Crafted with homage to the rugged spirit of the wild, it’s a modern rendition of Bowie’s classic—a blade that’s as much about heritage as it is about the hunt.
I own quite a few blades from this company and each one is a work of art. This blade is no exception. It is razor sharp, well balanced, comfortable to hold and has a gorgeous pattern in the steel. Keep up the good work.
Hunting Knife- High Carbon Damascus Steel Blade