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Primitive Bowie

By: Windlass Steelcrafts

Primitive Bowie
Windlass Steelcrafts

1827 Mississippi Sandbar

In 1827 the famous duel occurred on a Mississippi River sandbar. Jim Bowie found himself in the middle of the ruckus armed with only a knife. Before being stabbed, shot and badly beaten Bowie single handedly cut one man to shreds before disemboweling a second. The Bowie knife was referred to as Jim’s butcher knife used at the sandbar fight. Jim's older brother told a story of a blacksmith named Snowden making a hunting knife for Jim that was used in the famous duel. Either way the bowie knife became legendary.

Jim Bowie's Legend Continues

In 1830 in Texas, Jim Bowie wield his knife against three men hired to kill him. In the end, one man was almost beheaded, another was disemboweled and the third had his skull split open. When the Alamo was overrun by Mexico, Jim Bowie was in the Low Barracks with his knife and pistol at hand. The legend says that before he was killed, he took out nine of the oncoming soldiers.

The Legendary Knife Today

Early bowie knives were large, tough and sharp like this hand forged knife. The blade is over a foot long and comes to a needle point like the the one from the legends. The brass strip on spine is an intentional defensive device designed to catch the edge of an attacker's blade during a parry. This 1 1/2 lb knife has been tested by cutting 4” saplings. It comes complete with a hand stitch leather sheath. This knife is hand forged and sharpened by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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Product Code: 2137

Price: $89.95 USD


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  • Product Code: 2137
  • SKU: 400884
  • Brand: Windlass Steelcrafts
  • Blade Length: 13"
  • Blade Material: High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16"
  • Blade Width at Guard: 2 3/8"
  • Edge Type: Factory Sharpened
  • Grip Length: 5 1/4"
  • Guard Length: 4 3/4"
  • Handle Material: Hardwood
  • Weight: 1 1/2 lbs

  • *Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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"Great for the money. Nice balance. Heat treat not bad at all. I hope the tang is deep in the handle but it is hidden without pins so time will tell. The sheath would be good if it had a stitch protector, unfortunately the blade cuts the threads immediately. Overall it was a gamble that I'm happy I made. " - (4/5)

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