Bowie Knives

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Bowie Knives are a particular style of knife that are easily recognised by a few common traits. The blades are generally quite broad 4-5cm in thickness for strength and 20cm at least in length. The bowie knife dates back to the early 19th century where it was designed for the legendary trapper Jim Bowie. The bowie knife became so popular as it was a large durable knife that could be carried on the belt but served the purpose as a hunting knife and also a general purpose knife for trappers and hunters living on the frontier. The bowie knife is as popular today as it was over 150 years ago and is still used by hunters and pig shooters through out Australia is it is a great go to knife for hunting.

All bowie knives purchased through Elite Outdoor Gear come with a full warranty covering all manufacturing defects and are repaired or replaced directly through Elite Outdoor Gear.

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  • Schrade Delta Class Leroy - 9.5
    Schrade Delta Class Leroy - 9.5

    Schrade Delta Class Leroy – 9.5″ Black AUS-8 Fixed Blade, Black Overmould Handles, Injection Moulded Cover, 1182516

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  • Buck Special Hunting Knife, Black Phenolic Handles and Leather Pouch 119BKS
    Buck Special Hunting Knife, Black Phenolic Handles and Leather Pouch 119BKS

    Buck Special Hunting Knife, Black Phenolic Handles and Leather Pouch 119BKS

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  • MUELA Bowie 14 / Coral Wood Handle
    MUELA Bowie 14 / Coral Wood Handle

    MUELA Bowie 14 / Coral Wood Handle

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    MUELA Bowie 16 / Coral Wood Handle

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    MUELA Bowie 18 / Coral Wood Handle

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  • Muela Scout Bowie 21733-G with Rubber Handle and Black Leather Belt Case
    Muela Scout Bowie 21733-G with Rubber Handle and Black Leather Belt Case

    Muela Scout Bowie 21733-G with Rubber Handle and Black Leather Belt Case

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Bowie Inspired

If you look around today at the knife offering in the market if you are aware of the Bowie knife history and its origins you will see it copied and reworked in every major knife makers range.When James Black designed the first bowie knife over 150 years ago for Jim Bowie I don’t think he would have ever considered how popular or wide spread his design would become.

Ka-Bar Knife

In 1942 during world war II the Ka-Bar Knife was introduced to the US general infantry. The introduction came about because issues the soldiers were having with the general issue knife at the time the mark 1 trench knife. The existing knife were not strong enough and soldiers complained of breakage due to the thin blade. The Ka-Bar was introduced and the rest as they say is history. The Ka-Bar was designed with the design and attributes of a Bowie knife and became loved and honoured among US service men. This was a testament to the shear quality of design of the Bowie knife. It is easy to see why so many hunters and outdoors people still favour the Bowie design over other knives.

Bowie Hunting Knives

As we mentioned above the Bowie Knife design was favoured among US military in world war II due to durability and usability. The same can be said today for Bowie knives used for hunting outdoors. If you are an outdoor hunter hunting pigs or larger game you know your knife is an essential part of your hunting kit. Bowies come in all sizes and suit the rough ware and tear received by knifes dropping on dirt being rolled over or hitting bone when dressing animals. This is why a Bowie is a great choice as a general purpose hunting and outdoor knife.

Bowie knives have a variety of uses, such as hunting, camping, survival, and combat. The large blade of the Bowie knife makes it ideal for chopping and cutting through thick materials such as branches or even bones. It can also be used for skinning game, preparing food, and self-defense. As a multi-purpose tool, the Bowie knife has been a popular choice among outdoors enthusiasts and military personnel alike.

Buying a quality Bowie knife is important because it ensures that you have a tool that is reliable and durable. A high-quality Bowie knife will have a strong and sturdy blade that can withstand heavy use and maintain its sharpness for a longer time. This reduces the need for frequent sharpening and ensures that the knife performs well when you need it most, such as in emergency situations.

Additionally, a good quality Bowie knife will have a comfortable and ergonomic handle that provides a solid grip, reducing the risk of injury or accidents. It may also come with additional features like a serrated edge or a built-in fire starter, which can be useful in certain situations.

Finally, a well-made Bowie knife is likely to last for years, making it a worthwhile investment for anyone who spends time outdoors or needs a reliable tool for everyday use. While a high-quality Bowie knife may be more expensive than other options, its durability and performance make it a worthwhile investment in the long run.

Bowie knives are purchased by a wide range of people, including outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, campers, and military personnel. The knife’s versatility and durability make it a popular choice for those who spend time in the great outdoors, as it can be used for various tasks such as chopping wood, preparing food, and self-defense.

Hunters may also purchase Bowie knives for skinning game, as the large blade makes it easier to handle and more efficient. Some collectors also buy Bowie knives as a part of their collection, appreciating the knife’s history, craftsmanship, and design.

In addition, Bowie knives have gained popularity in recent years among survivalists and preppers who prioritize being prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. These individuals value the knife’s strength and versatility as a tool that can help them survive in extreme situations.

Overall, Bowie knives attract a diverse group of buyers who appreciate the knife’s quality, functionality, and rugged charm.