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Bowie Knives

James Bowie created a legend about himself and the knife he used in a hand-to-hand fight in Mississippi in 1827. What that knife looked like was soon lost, but the legend continued to grow. Bowie knives were in high demand, worn at the sides of members of Congress as well as ne'er-do-wells. The authentic Bowies by Windlass Steelcrafts are from America's past and hand-forged from well-tempered steel to take and hold a razor edge. Most come with a leather sheath. Find great Bowies from Cold Steel and other great knife makers too!

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Boker Magnum M-Spec Survival Knife

This massive Bowie blade is made of stainless and shock-elastic 7Cr17MoV steel and coated in black. The solid handle is made of indestructible FRN. Thanks to the additional rubber coating, the non-slip handle is easy to grip even in wet conditions. The black synthetic sheath makes its own unique contributions to the whole package - it includes an integrated compass and a flint and fire striker. Multiple lash points for a wide range of fastening possibilities on clothing and equipment thanks to numerous openings.

Boker Magnum John Jay Survival Knife

This is an impressive survival knife in the spirit of the knife that first appeared in a 1980's movie about a misunderstood VietNam veteran. The massive Bowie blade, made of stainless and shock-elastic 7Cr17MoV steel, is coated in black and the solid handle is made of indestructible FRN. Thanks to the additional rubber coating, the non-slip handle is easy to grip even in wet conditions.

Hibben Old West Bowie Knife

Temporarily Out of Stock - Est. Arrival Date April 2021. This Bowie has a sharp, stainless steel clip point blade with a high-polish finish and a beefy profile. The red-brown, natural-look wooden handle is complemented by a gold-plated blade catcher and guard. Includes a custom leather belt sheath.

Honshu Conqueror Bowie Knife

This Bowie knife has a phenomenally sharp edge and double blood grooves. The hefty stainless steel guard provides a slight buffer from your hand and the blade. The ergonomic TPR injection handle has grid-texture on both sides and ridges so that you’re guaranteed a secure grip, plus, a brass lanyard hole offers another carry option. Includes reinforced leather belt sheath that also features a lanyard cord.

Hibben Extreme Survival Bowie Knife

This massive knife has a razor-sharp 7Cr17 stainless steel blade with powerful sawback teeth. The black pakkawood handle provides a solid grip and the polished guard protects your hand from slipping to the blade. Lashing holes are pre-drilled in the guard and pommel to allow for spear making by lashing the knife to a long, wooden handle.

Hibben Arizona Bowie Knife

Perfect for slicing and penetrating tasks, this Bowie has a razor-sharp 5Cr15 stainless steel, upswept clip point blade. The ergonomic handle is black linen Micarta with a satin-finished stainless steel pommel with a lanyard hole. Includes a black leather belt sheath with a lanyard cord for securing to your leg.

Damascus Bowie Knife

This Damascus Bowie has a full tang blade expertly treated with an intricate, flowing fuller and scallops that glint in the light while showing off the stunning steel pattern. Guard is solid, polished brass.

Hibben Legionnaire Bowie II

Gil Hibben has released a second version of his exceptional Legionnaire movie knife. This Bowie knife has a sharp, 7Cr17 stainless steel blade with a mirror-polished finish. A premium leather belt sheath protects the blade and provides a comfortable carry.

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

Cold Steel makes great Bowies, the 1917 Frontier (along with the Wild West) are my top two.  I love the classic Styling and CS quality.
Reviewed by: Brandon, July 08, 2021

Review of: Hibben Extreme Survival Bowie Knife

The knife is great, but Atlanta Cutlery has some awesome customer service. Don't be apprehensive to buy from this company. You will receive your items fast and well packed... and if you have an issue, it will be handled with care. Thank you ACC ;)

This knife is simply a beast! It is not a wall hanger. Even though it derives from the Rambo concept, it is not just a display knife. It is a real usable knife.
The blade is almost a quarter inch thick at about 5.9mm.
Its every bit as menacing looking in person as it looks in the stock pics.
Good fit and finish.
SHARP out of box.
I bought my first one about 3 years ago and beat the heck out of it at camp once a month sense then and its still in perfect working condition. No breaks, no bends, and still sharp ;)
This one I bought for my collection and possibly a back up. Its well worth this price.

Just some advice from experience --->
Trust me when I say to buy it here on ACC. I have bought it on Amazon and ebay an I always got Factory 2nd's or ever 3rd's with lots of imperfections.
Reviewed by: Kristina, May 19, 2021

Review of: Hibben Legionnaire Bowie II

Reviewed by: Randel, January 13, 2021

Review of: 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

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!
Reviewed by: Ranald, March 17, 2020

Review of: 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

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.!
Reviewed by: Ranald, March 07, 2020

Review of: 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

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.
Reviewed by: Chris, July 22, 2019

Review of: ACC Bowie Hammer Forged Finish

The good: the blade is solid, sharp, straight and as pictured. The bad: the grip is NOT as pictured. Different shape with squared edges and different butt cap. Returned.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey, May 22, 2019

Review of: 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

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.
Reviewed by: Christopher, April 17, 2019

Review of: 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife

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.
Reviewed by: Jim, December 13, 2018

Review of: ACC Bowie Polished Blade Knife

I bought this in hammer forge finish. Wood in handle fit is worse than most Chinese knives gaps and cracked.
Reviewed by: Guest, November 23, 2017