If there’s a type of knife that’s more American than the Bowie knife, we’ve yet to find it.

Legend has it that frontiersman James Bowie used his unique knife, which was described as a cross between a butcher knife and a hunting knife, to neutralize his enemies in duels and fights, including the infamous Sandbar Fight in Mississippi.

Since the 1800s, the iconic knife, commonly characterized by its large clip-point blade and crossguard, has become a functional icon that still kicks ass. That’s why the Winchester Bowie is this week’s Badass Knife.

Inspired by the classic Bowie knives of the early 19th Century, this huge Winchester Bowie knife evinces the rugged power associated with the legendary Jim Bowie himself.

The massive knife boasts an 8.75-inch clip-point blade made from surgical stainless steel for maximum sturdiness. The brass-plated finger guard separates the blade from its contoured wood handle that’s reinforced by two rivets.

From the finger guard and brass-plated rivets to the versatile clip-point blade, the Winchester Bowie has all the markings of a classic yet functional knife with a ton to offer.

On top of all that, its ballistic nylon sheath makes the knife easy and convenient to carry around at all times.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Winchester Bowie.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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