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D-Guard Bowie Knife

#400928
$84.95

This knife was popular during the Civil War for its all-purpose capabilities and an effective backup weapon. Countered wood grip. Leather sheath included. Overall 23 inches.
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Overview


Popular in the Confederacy during the Civil War for its all-purpose capabilities, the D-Guard Bowie chopped branches, split logs, sliced saplings and even had its way with a Yankee or two. A soldier on the move learned to travel light, so a handmade Bowie was often treasured as a backup weapon when the entire cavalry were "under the guns."

The steel guard on our D Guard Bowie can withstand punishment and the massive, high carbon steel blade holds an edge well. Re-enactors use it to dig cannon emplacements! Grip is contoured wood with light stain. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Includes leather sheath with metal furniture. 

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Specifications


Products specifications
Overall Length 23"
Blade Length 18"
Blade Width 1-5/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1 lb / 5 oz
Material HIgh Carbon
Edge Unsharpened

Reviews


It is a good knife overall but too many blemish marks on the hilt guard and there is no belt attachment on the sheath.  The sheath could at least use a button or protrusion to attach a frog which could be used for attachment to a belt.
Reviewed by: Daniel, November 17, 2016
WOW, This knife was so much more than I expected for the price!  It's heavy, well made and my husband loved his initials on it. I've never seen him so happy over a gift before! He does reenactments, and said everyone liked the knife. THANK YOU from Florida
Reviewed by: Kathryn, December 10, 2014
Aside from being unsightly, a bad guard-to-blade joint is a sign of poor crftsmanship.

Fixing the wide gaps in the guard-to-blade joint, and having the joint silver-soldered would improve the knife considerably and should be considered by Windlass in future manufacturing quality improvement.

The bad guard to blade fit allows moisture and crud to enter into the handle and potentially cause rust at the critical joint.  A soldered guard would make the joint stronger.

Reviewed by: Bohdan, May 07, 2013
Reviewed by: Margaret, May 24, 2010

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Products specifications
Overall Length 23"
Blade Length 18"
Blade Width 1-5/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1 lb / 5 oz
Material HIgh Carbon
Edge Unsharpened
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