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1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

#403926
$119.95

This 1917 Frontier Bowie from Cold Steel screams rugged function. Almost sword-like in its cutting and thrusting, it features a wide, hand-sharpened blade with a generous clip and huge fuller. Made from 1085 carbon steel, it is heat treated.
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OVERVIEW

From its huge imposing blade and full tang that’s 1⁄4" thick to its handsome rosewood handle, every inch of this 1917 Frontier Bowie from Cold Steel screams rugged function. Almost sword-like in its cutting and thrusting, it features a wide, wickedly keen hand-sharpened blade with a generous clip and huge fuller. Made from 1085 carbon steel, it is heat treated to a hard spring temper and beautifully blued to a lustrous finish.

The blade is both long and stiff enough to oppose even much larger weapons, while wide and sharp enough to make the most of every opportunity to cut, thrust and deliver a 'palpable hit'.  Its big "S" shaped guard offers excellent hand protection while the slim, flat profile stops it from twisting in your hand. Its modified pistol grip also keeps the knife locked safely in your hand even when utilizing a palm reinforced grip for extended reach. Includes leather sheath with removable belt frog.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length17-5/8"
Blade Length12-1/4"
Blade Width12-1/4"
Blade Thickness1/4"
Weight1 lb / 7.8 oz
Material1085 High Carbon Steel
EdgeSharpened

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Another home-run for Cold Steel
After hemming and hawing for several years,  finally sprang the $$$ to get this knife. WELL worth the $130- total, taxes and shipping- spent! This is a BIG knife, one of several I own, and it is one that is worthy of defending my life in a pinch, if -God forbid- things went so far south as to need a knife for that purpose. It chops, slices, and would stab very well if needed. Not sure how CS can make and sell these knives for this price, but then CS has a rep for marketing good/great product at fair prices. This is a beautiful knife and I am reluctant to use it for fear of marring the fine finish. This has a full tang- I took the scales off to see for myself. The steel on mine is 1085 and should hold a good edge. This is a "Gone To Hell" knife which I suspect will be with me the rest of my life. Thank You Mr Lynn Thompson!
- Ranald, March 17, 2020
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1971 bowie
Bought one of these recently to round out my bowie selection. I notice that I received one of the last that AC had in stock and it appears that  it will be awhile before they get more... It is a heavy knife and sheath and I wear it on a separate belt so that my trews don't drop to my ankles...
1085 is a good steel that will take a good edge. Often used on swords and it's easy to understand why- it's tough steel!.
Feels good in the hands and looks pretty too, thanks to the heavy bluing on the blade and cross-guard.. Took it apart and noticed that the cross-guard is brazed or welded to the tang/blade.. appears to be a one-piece blade and tang. Rosewood grips that add a lot to the looks.
The removable frog system is very handy if I want to lay the knife down in the sheath and leave the frog on the belt for quick re-attachment to my belt. Very pleased for the money, very pleased indeed.!
- Ranald, March 07, 2020
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Worth the Wait
I have not been impressed with Cold Steel’s fit and finish in previous purchases, so held back from snatching up this beautiful blade when I first saw it in the catalog.  It couldn’t possibly be this good in real life . . .  I held out for over a year before telling myself that I could. “always send it back” if it didn’t meet my expectations.  Well out of the box it blew my expectations into next week!  Elegant curve with a substantial false edge, its heft felt solid in my hand while still being ‘wieldy’.  The serpentine guard is generous enough for my hand (even gloved) with no cramping or hot spots.  The bluing is really nice and increases the aesthetic value of the knife.  The sheath is solid and the locking belt frog works as it’s intended.  Why did I wait so long?  Now I’ll take it to my favorite whetter; Seattle Knife Sharpening, for an edge that is a work of art.
- Chris, July 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Great Bowie
Outstanding Bowie.  Can get a razor edge and the grip is strong and solid in the hand.  Just a classic.  A very good chopper and all around cutter as would be expected.  High quality for the price.  Highly recommend.
- Christopher, April 17, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Great for camping
Used extensively while camping in mostly pine forest.  Excellent for shaving wood for fires.  Great in baton splitting wood.  Sharp point for drilling into leather and pieces of wood.  Recommend wearing on outside of pack as it can be a bit heavy on belt for long hikes.
- Jim, December 13, 2018
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Impressed
Beautiful knife, I think well balanced, looks well put together-well done Cold Steel-
- William, July 30, 2018
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Now THAT'S a knife! Hefty,well crafted,comfortable,gorgeous.
- Charles, February 13, 2017 | Verified Purchase
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A typical Cold steel product: functional, not fancy, good quality
for the price it was a fair deal
have NOT tested the blade on anything substantial but the factory edge is decent on paper and half inch sapling branches
balance to me is obviously point heavy, which is fine
though a heavy piece,  could become a functional back woods day knife
Sheath is as expected for the price range: too bad no stone pocket
- HOWARD, October 27, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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This thing is just plain awesome!
- Jeffrey, April 10, 2016
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It was everything I was expecting and more.
- Thomas, December 13, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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Extremelypleased with this it is what I expected
- Darrell, April 06, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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A quality knife, well made by Cold Steel!
- Allen, March 10, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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