Product Preview: Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

posted on September 16, 2019

The large knife named after pioneer Jim Bowie and made famous during his exploits at the Sandbar Fight and at the Alamo, where he died, has been interpreted in many forms during the past century-and-a-half. Designs range from inexpensive, exaggerated likenesses, to modern renditions that, while durable, are nearly devoid of panache or authentic features. Cold Steel’s 1917 Frontier Bowie, while not a reproduction of any specific military or civilian example, is nonetheless a period-evocative interpretation. The 1/4"-thick blade of 1085 blued carbon steel is 12¼" long and features a prominent clip and fuller. Rosewood scales are secured by screws to the 538" handle area of the full-profile tang, resulting in an impressive overall length of 1758" and a weight of 23.8 ozs. A black leather sheath with blued steel throat and shape enhance the knife’s appearance. For more on this $200 bowie, please visit

Additional Reading:
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