"James Black was the maker of Jim Bowie's knife. This Bowie is based on the last Bowie knife that James Black made. You will find that not only does it excel in the field as a good mid-size Bowie but it also works well in the home kitchen. Bowie knew what he was doing when he bought a James Black knife."
The Vintage Bowie is part of our Master Series knife kit line. It is a historic reproduction of a final James Black design for Jim Bowie. This commemoration piece has been painstakingly recreated by National Living Treasure and Master Bladesmith, Jerry Fisk. With the Vintage Bowie knife kit, Jerry has reproduced a highly accurate tribute to the historic James Black final design for knife enthusiasts to build, study, and enjoy. This is an excellent kit for both knife-making hobbyists, as well as for students of knife history. Hunting, kitchen, survival or utility, this is a fantastic daily user knife, as well!
The size of the Vintage Bowie is 10.25 inches overall with a 6.0 inch blade length. The blade is made from 9Cr13CoMoV (Equivalent SUS440C) stainless steel and features a 5.65 inch cutting edge. The blade width is 1.12 inches at the widest point and is 0.125 inches thick. The design features stainless steel bolsters and comes with (6) tang holes for handle fastening. All bolster and handle pins are included with this Master Series design.
This version of the Vintage Bowie is the combo kit. It comes with the Vintage Bowie blade, bolsers, pins, plus Purpleheart handle scales and stainless steel handle pins to simplify the completion process. This is a great project for a weekend knife making session. Find out what all the hype was about. Learn the secrets of this historic knife design as you build and construct it. Discover why so many people have exhaulted this knife for so many years. Build your very own, true-to-form reproduction of one of the most significant knives ever created.
Model: Vintage Bowie
Designer(s): Jerry Fisk/James Black
Bade Steel: 9Cr13CoMoV (Equivalent SUS440C)
(HRC 58-60)(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Overall Length: 10.25 Inches
Blade Length: 6.0 Inches
Cutting Edge: 5.65 Inches
Thickness 0.125 thick (thickest point)
Tang Holes: (6) 0.063 Inch
Handle Pins Included = Yes
Weight: 4.3 oz / 122 gm
Bolsters/Pins Included = Yes
Handle Material Included = Purpleheart (2)(5.0 x 1.5 x .25) Inches
Gift Boxed = Yes