Marine Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath
In December of 1830, Jim Bowie walked into James Black's shop with a whittled wooden model of the knife he
wanted Black to craft.
Four weeks later, Black had made the knife, and also made a second modified version of Bowie's design.
Bowie chose Black's design, which was double-edged along the length of the curve from the point, so the top
of the blade was sharpened toward the tip.
The innovation appealed to Bowie, for he could still use most of the thickness of the back of the blade to
parry and have an additional sharpened edge for back slashing.
Immediately thereafter, on a return trip to Texas, Bowie was attacked by three men hired to kill him.
Bowie killed all three with his new knife.
This encounter brought immediate fame to the Bowie Knife and to James Black.
From then on, any traveler passing down the Chihuahua Trail would stop at Black's shop and ask for a knife
This is a beautiful marine version of the famous Bowie Knife with solid brass fittings that will not rust.
The design was used by sailors at sea, and would take into port where firearms were not permitted.
The black handle is made from polished Buffalo Horn.
The Marine Bowie's blade is made of tempered carbon steel and is .210 inches (5.3 mm) thick and 1 7/8 inches (4.8 cm) wide.
This knife is very large and measures 16 3/4 inches (42.5 cm) overall and weighs 1 pound 11 ounces (754 grams).
The thick high quality top grain leather sheath weighs 5.6 ounces (159 grams).
The blade can be custom engraved with one to three lines of text, or artwork.
Please specify the desired location and orientation of the engraving when ordering.
The blade is shipped unsharpened but can easily be sharpened to a razor sharp edge.
The top edge can be left partially sharpened or fully sharpened for back slashing.
We also offer a Stainless Steel Maritime Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath and a
Damascus Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath and Rosewood Stand.
The Marine Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath sells for only $55.