A Bowie that stands apart and stands alone.. a fixed blade version of the XL Espada knife customized by dbad...
The reason this knife came about is because somebody asked me, 'hey man it will be really cool to like a fixed blade version of the Cold Steel XL Espada', and i was like 'hey you know what I actually drew one I haven't done anything with it', and he said 'you gotta do it', so I said 'okay'. So that's how the design came to life, it was 'how can you take a great folding knife and turn it into a way greater fixed blade and this thing is just a freaking monster man!! it's big... it's beautiful...
The shape also resembles the 'Navaja'; a traditional Spanish fighting and utility knife.
Checkout my video for design details, and rough performance test
dbad Crogall bowie is a fixed blade, a double hand grip knife
The crocodile, or as spoken in Scots Gaelic, the crogall, is a nasty and ferocious beast. A living dinosaur, capable of creating unimaginable horrors. A long, strong creature with a pointy snout and jagged teeth. An animal capable of being combative from any position or direction. Just as we see in the dbad Crogall Bowie. Multiple grip selections and a long snout, makes this blade capable of carnage from multiple directions and distances. A true dinosaur of a knife.
What’s so special about the blade?
With 7mm of 5160 steel, the hand hammered blade reaches out 11 inches. It offers a long clip point with an unsharpened swedge creating a strong yet penetrable point. At 2.25” wide, the massive head of the crogall is easily replicated. There is traditional Nepali stamping on the blade paying homage to the home of it’s forgers.
Why use micarta?
The micarta used at The Khukuri House is not store bought. Like the blade, it is hand made. It not only offers amazing texturing for a sure grip, but like the blade, it tells a story from the makers.
What is the grip?
At 9.25”, the amazing full tang covered by KHHI micarta, offers plenty of grip options. This knife can be choked up on with the front grip chill for skilled cutting needs. It can be held in a mid grip for big game skinning and can utilize the rear grip for chopping. There are plenty of places to hold this Bowie to give you the upper hand when coming face to face with the prehistoric reptile it’s named from.
What about the sheath?
The two tone traditional sheath, black with green frog (belt loop) is totally handmade, the wood scales are carved to fit the blade further covered with buffalo leather and sewed. Lanyard loop is fixed at the tip of the sheath so you can tie the knife while carrying it to prevent from wobbling. The green frog is itched 'dbad Crogall' letters.