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In December of 1830, Jim Bowie walked into James Black's shop with a whittled wooden model of the knife he
wanted Black to craft.
At the end of four weeks, Black had made the knife, as well as a second modified version of Bowie's design.
Bowie chose Black's design, which was double-edged along the length of the curve from the point, so the top
of the blade was sharpened toward the tip.
The innovation appealed to Bowie, for he could still use most of the thickness of the back of the blade to
parry and have an additional sharpened edge for back slashing.
Soon after, Bowie was on his way back to Texas and was attacked by three men hired to kill him.
Bowie used his new knife to kill all three men.
The Bowie Knife and James Black became instantly famous after this attack.
From then on, any traveler passing down the Chihuahua Trail would stop at Black's shop and request a knife
We are pleased to offer this beautiful marine version of the famous Bowie Knife with solid brass fittings that
will not rust.
Many sailors at sea used this knife, and would take it into port where firearms were not permitted.
The black handle is made from polished Buffalo Horn.
The Marine Bowie Knife features a tempered carbon steel blade which is .210 inches (5.3 mm) thick and 1 7/8
inches (4.8 cm) wide.
This knife is very large and measures 16 3/4 inches (42.5 cm) overall and weighs 1 pound 11 ounces (754 grams).
The thick high quality top grain leather sheath weighs 5.6 ounces (159 grams).
The blade can be custom engraved with one to three lines of text, or artwork.
When ordering, please denote the desired location and orientation of the engraving.
Note that the blade must be shipped unsharpened, but it can easily be sharpened to a razor sharp edge.
The top edge can be left partially sharpened or fully sharpened for back slashing.
We also offer a Stainless Steel Maritime Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath and a
Damascus Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath and Rosewood Stand.
The Marine Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath sells for only $69.50.
Marine Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath
Marine Bowie Knife
with Leather Sheath
Bowie Knife in
Large 10 3/4
Custom Engraved Blade