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5cr15mov stainless steel, low maintenance high impact Bowie knife with POM handle and leather sheathe included.
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The legend of the Bowie knife is clouded in myth and hyperbole - it's origins traced back to the infamous James Bowie who it was said first brought this design to bear in the equally infamous Sandbar brawl on the Mississippi in 1827. But while its origins and even the defition of exactly what form a Bowie knife should take, there can be no mistaking its utility..
In many ways, the Bowie knife is the final and most modern incarnation of contemporary 19th century Sabers. Touted by an 1847 newspaper article: "[the] Bowie knife was originally designed to fill the need for a wearable, convenient, close-combat weapon - a short sword much shorter than the saber or other swords of the day, yet still possessing a heavy blade" and was balanced and weighted in such a way that its actual use was very similar to cut and thrust sword fighting techniques, essentially resulting in a kind of sword/knife hybrid that is still as practical now as when it was first created.
This low maintenance fully functional replica is made from 5cr15mov stainless steel, which while is not a good idea on blades over 12", is perfect for this 11 3/4" blade. The iconic Bowie cross guard is made from solid brass, and features a modern Bowie innovation of a brass covered spine to catch an opponents blade and reduce shock from blocking with the spine against an incoming attack. Instead of wood, the handle is made from ultra durable, heat and moisture resistant POM (Polyoxymethylene) and it is completed by an attractive dyed leather sheathe.