Bowie knife TC77

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This hand made 19thC Bowie (TC77) knife is based on those exported in vast numbers from Sheffield to the US and was the must have knife associated with Jim Bowie.

The origins of the knife and who designed it are not clear, but it seems that Jim Bowie used a knife similar to this in a famous fight in 1827 that was written up in news papers and so the legend was born and the "Bowie" knife became a required item for frontiers men, adventurers and the rough and tough of the US through the American Civil War and on to the early 20thC.

There is no fixed design for the knife, but ours follow set precedents of a thick and substantial blade, clipped point with false edge and an S shaped quillon guard.

Blade length 9"/23cm

Overall length 14"/35cm

Grip length 4.5"/11cm

Edge sharpness

Semi-Sharp is 'butter knife sharp'; it has a very fine flat on the edge but can be sharpened for a little extra.

Sharp has been ground to give a reasonable cutting edge, but final honing, if required, is by the customer.