Nice knife, could clean the blade a little better before shipping
January 05, 2019
I am really impressed with this knife the way it feels and for such a large knife for me it is really well balanced-great product
September 13, 2018
A little slice of history, I think
It is what I imagine a blacksmith in the 1840;s pioneer world would make as a combat knife, given the bowie's ancestry as a large butcher knife modified with quillions and clip point.
The exaggerated point would slice well in battle but would probably get damaged or get in the way when used as a camp knife.
I have reservations about the strength of the tang and its connection to the blade, but that is a compromise for aesthetics and historical accuracy. It seems more prone to rust than other Windlass products.
I wanted it as an extreme form of bowie for my collection and it fits that bill fine in the price range.
As a combat or field knife I would rate it a little lower but think it would be serviceable. Note- the software wouldn't let me give it 4 stars.
April 22, 2018
Very impressive. Well finished.
September 09, 2017
Wow! Got it sharpened. Razor! Surprisingly nimble in the hand. Like it a lot.
February 13, 2017
Just received it-excellent blade, sharpens well, seems to keep edge well, fittings are tight, suprisingly deft and balanced for the size, handle is not full tang, I drilled a hole for a lanyard, but not unexpected, cutting tests-this knife slashed through 2' limbs with ease, no scratches on blade afterward-so far this seems like a well made large bowie, well worth the price
May 23, 2014
This is nothing like the "Primitive Knife" that is sold on Amazon and Ebay. That Primitive is of poor quality with a sheath that is worse. No comparison.
This version of the "Western Bowie" has the best feel out of all the others. It is a huge knife but feels light and handles well. The swedge can be sharpened for the back cut, it does not need to be razor sharp like the main edge as it is the clip point that produces the main damage. This is a great knife if you are looking for an "Iron Mistress" type design. It handles amazingly well for a knife of this size.
August 14, 2011
Good looking knife. Better looking than any of the knives invented by Rezin Bowie for his psychopathic brother James.
It should make a good utility camp knife and small machette.
December 27, 2009