Ka-bar Knives Bowie Knife Selection
Recent Customer Reviews - Ka-bar Knives Bowie Knife Selection
Michael B. from Owensboro, KY
Excellent knife, excellent service.
Michael B. reviewed: Epic Spiked Full Tang Bowie Knife
Eric R. from Pittsburgh, PA
I purchased the Defender as a woods chopper for hiking and fishing summer time woods. It is sized perfectly and gets the job done. I wouldn't consider it to be a high-end chopper/survival knife, but for the price it get it done.
Eric R. reviewed: Defender Bowie Knife with Full Tang
Robert G. from New York
Great Blade, leather sheath is solid.
Donovan P. from El Dorado Hills, CA
Stainless Steel material which means eventually this knife will dull itself out a lot faster than carbon steel knives. It was a good product until the stainless steel material itself cracked when I was cutting down branches for fire starting.
Donovan P. reviewed: United Cutlery Marine Force Recon Sawback Bowie
Dave L. from Canadian
Very good knife worth every dolllar
Dave L. reviewed: Ontario Knife SP10 Spec Plus Raider Bowie Knife
Ed H. from Cleveland OH
Blade arrived as expected new in the box, factory oiling still on the blade. Feels great in the hand & great balance. Sheath is much better quality than expected! If you are looking for a BFK for the zombie attack or a serious hunting or outdoorsman/ camping knife this is it!
Ed H. reviewed: United Cutlery Gil Hibben Survivor Bowie w/Sheath
Buddeh C. from Bc Canada
I got this knife to lighten my load while camping/hunting. The idea was to have a all in one carry tool. I have not taken this knife on a big game hunt yet. But the small game I have got so far, this knife handles just fine. As a cleaver it goes through bone like butter, so watch the fingers! I also carved a mallet out of a log and used it all weekend as my hatchet. Did not hurt the blade at all. The coating on the knife came off after extensive wood cutting (no big deal, just do a forced patina on the knife after) It is also balanced just up from Handel. Handle on its own is very nice, I did not get a blister using it. It has 3 bolts holding it on so if it breaks it nothing to wrap with cord till you can replace. The sheath is okay. I'd buy a plastic one. Comes nice a sharp. Shaving good, I don't think I'd pry much with the tip but some can be done. If all I could take was this knife I'd say I would be pretty good for a while. All in all its a great big knife!
Buddeh C. reviewed: Ka-bar Knives 9 inch Becker Tactical Bowie
Amos L. from Skiatook, OK
Great knife for the money, full tang verified by a magnate, sheath is heavy leather and so far holds the blade sufficient even though there is no retention strap, bottom line if you want a large tough outdoors knife and don't have the means or desire to drop a $100+ for a RTAKII or a Jungalas I strongly suggest looking at this blade as an option.
Amos L. reviewed: Condor Tool and Knife Dundee Bowie, Leather Sheath
More Information About Bowie Knives
- Types of Outdoor Knives - Whether you're a hunter, fisherman or camper, an outdoor knife is a necessity. Here are a few types of outdoor knives you should check out.
- Knife Blade Shapes - Provides an overview of the main blade shapes and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- Jim Bowie and The Bowie Knife - There are few knives on the market as iconic as the Bowie knife. Known for its long, curvaceous blade, which can extend up to 12 inches, the Bowie knife is a favorite of such cinematic knife-wielding warriors as Crocodile Dundee and Rambo.
- About the Bowie Knife - A Bowie knife is commonly used in modern times to refer to any large sheath knife. The term also applies to a specific style of knife designed by Colonel James
- History of the Bowie Knife - The first knife Bowie became famous with was allegedly designed by his brother Rezin in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana and smithed by blacksmith Jesse Cleft out of an old file.