Bowie Damascus Steel Knife


The famous James Bowie played an integral part in the Texas Revolution in the nineteenth century. His fame started from his fight with Sheriff Norris Wright. Two opposing groups met on a sandbar in Mississippi to witness a duel. A riot broke out among the two groups. Bowie was shot in the hip, smashed in the head by a pistol and then impaled by Wright's sword cane. As Wright tried to remove the sword, Bowie pulled him down and impaled him with his knife; killing Wright on the spot. Bowie was then shot again and stabbed in the back. After surviving all of this Bowie became feared and respected throughout the country for his knife fighting abilities.

There have been various versions of the famous Bowie Knife over the past 200 years. We have made slight modifications to the common design to feature a raised "DAAB" Dual Angle Approach Blade; this razor sharp blade modification provides you maximum edge control while carving. It has a burly high-tech Linen Micarta handle with a brass bolster to give it a more solid hand. This version of the Bowie makes for an even better hunting knife with the same famous history of James Bowie.

Bowie Damascus Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 9.25"
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Blade Length: 4.25"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 4mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 264
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Linen Micarta
  • Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with belt loop

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

Care Instructions:

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

About Forseti Steel:

The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.

In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.