Bowie Knife- High Carbon Damascus Steel- 12"
Bowie Knife- High Carbon Damascus Steel- 12"

Bowie Knife- High Carbon Damascus Steel- 14"

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The Bowie Knife: A Fusion of Function and History

Discover the essence of American wilderness adventure with the Bowie knife, an enduring symbol of outdoor survival. Born in the early 19th century and named after the legendary Jim Bowie, this fixed-blade knife is a cornerstone of the outdoorsman's arsenal. Its creation, attributed to James Black of Arkansas, cements its status as the prototype of hunting knives, distinguished by its iconic crossguard and distinctive clip point.

The Bowie knife is as practical as it is steeped in history, boasting a blade typically ranging from 6 to 12 inches in length, made from robust, high-quality steel. This sturdy build renders it perfect for both skinning game and butchering meat. The precision of the top clip bevel allows for meticulous skinning without harming the hide, while the straight edge near the guard enables precise slicing. Battling Blades continues this legacy, offering Bowie knives of unmatched quality, designed for the rigors of outdoor exploration rather than as weaponry.

Blade Craftsmanship

This Bowie knife is forged from pattern-welded Damascus steel, celebrated for its durability, exceptional edge retention, and visually striking pattern. The blade, featuring 352 layers of steel folded over five times from 11 foundational pieces, achieves a perfect balance of hardness and flexibility. This is evidenced by its Rockwell hardness rating of 55 to 56 HRC, courtesy of the high carbon 1095 steel used, a preferred choice for high-performance blades. The Damascus steel bolster not only adds to the knife's beauty but also ensures perfect balance.

Knife Specifications

  • Handle: Crafted from Micarta, this handle offers a modern, durable grip, enhanced by the structural and visual appeal of Damascus steel bolsters.
  • Overall Length: Measuring 14 inches from tip to pommel, this knife embodies the classic Bowie design ethos.
  • Rockwell Hardness: Reflecting the blade's resilience, it boasts a hardness rating of 55-56 HRC.
  • Layering: The blade's intricate forging process results in 352 layers, achieved through successive foldings:
    • 1st Fold: 22 Layers
    • 2nd Fold: 44 Layers
    • 3rd Fold: 88 Layers
    • 4th Fold: 176 Layers
    • 5th Fold: 352 Layers
  • Sheath: Comes with a custom leather sheath for safe and secure storage.
  • Blade Material: A blend of six pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40, combined with five pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095, ensures a blade that excels under demanding conditions.

A Legacy Forged in Steel

The Bowie Knife – with its High Carbon Damascus Steel Blade – transcends mere utility to become a piece of heritage, echoing the resilience and pioneering spirit of Jim Bowie himself. It strikes an ideal balance between craftsmanship and functionality, making it a prized possession for collectors and hunters alike, a true testament to the indomitable will of those who tread the wilds.

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