What’s the best bowie knife?
When it comes to the bowie knife, choosing the best can be a challenge because there is not specific definition. The original design was created by Col. James Bowie, who wanted a portable fighting style knife that needed to be longer than dagger, and shorter than a saber. It’s been stated by historians that a bowie “needs to be long like a sword, sharp like a razor, wide enough to paddle, and heavy like a hatchet”.
With all this, below are three of the top bowie knifes on the market:
Stag – $131
This one is produced by PUMA, with a razor style blade that features a 6-inch blade and weighs in at 8 ounces. You will find the nylon sheath helps keep it protected from the elements. With a full tang design, you can ensure the handle will withstand anything you need it too.
BK9 – $134
This design is produced by Kabar and also has a razor style blade that measures 9 inches in length and weighs in at 1 pound. It also comes with a nylon sheath that gets the job done and keeps your sword ready for use. It also has a full tang, so you don’t have to stress over the handle. If you need a longer blade than the Stag offers, this is a good option.
Natchez – $699
Produced by Cold Steel, this design also features a razor style blade and measures 11 ¾ inches, but weighs in at 20oz. Making this the longest and heaviest on the list. The sheath is made of leather, which is often preferred over nylon. It is also a partial tang design, and the most expensive on the list.