dbad Big Jim Bowie
The Bowie that began all Bowies... The greatest Musso Bowie ever made..
Big Jim Musso Bowie; Custom designed by Dbad & made by Khukuri House
Large western style knives are known as Bowie knives. This isn’t because of a blade shape or place of origin, it’s because of history’s most famous knife fighter, James Bowie. He carried a large fighting knife everywhere from the western plains all the way to the Alamo where he eventually died in a war against Mexico. He used a large blade is his legendary Sandbar fight and for a while carried what’s often known simply as the “Musso Bowie”, named after it’s assumed creator. The dbad Big Jim Bowie pays homage to that knife.
What’s so special about the blade?
Starting with a quarter inch thick of blackened 5160 steel, the hand hammered blade stretches an imposing 14 inches. It has a long clip point with an unsharpened swedge creating a strong fighting tip. At 2.75” wide, the blade may be the widest in your collection. Across it’s curved spine, you will see an equally curved polished steel spine guard, welded on for ultimate strength and protection.
Why use micarta?
The in house, hand made micarta replaces the traditional wood grip. It allows for an amazing non slip grip in nearly any weather conditions.
What is the grip?
A 6” full tang grip means you will have plenty of room for any hand size and a sense of security in it’s strength that most versions don’t offer. The scale choice brings this knife into a modern era it deserves to to be wielded in. The polished S-guard will lock your hand tightly at the front of the grip offering protection from the sharp edge of your knife, or your enemies.
What's the sheath?
Big Jim comes with a Sheath made from a high-quality Kydex sheet. It is a lightweight, waterproof, and durable material.