Bowie knives are large, fighting-style knives with long, double-edged, clip-point blades. These iconic knives can be used for skinning game, splitting firewood and cutting rope. BUDK.com offers an assortment of bowie knives like our ornate, fantasy bowie knives that include Expendables and Legionnaire bowie knife styles, among others. Browse our selection of collectible bowie knives. Find functional, ornamental Bowie style knives in a range of iconic style, including Rambo, military and limited edition bowie knives from your favorite brands like Gil Hibben. In addition, our collection of traditional bowie knives are built for battle against whatever comes your way, including Old West and survival bowie knives that will give you the feeling of power that only holding the hefty handle of a bowie knife gives. This and the confidence that it is big enough to get the job done, is what makes it a legend.
- What designates a knife as a Bowie knife?
A Bowie knife is a large fighting knife with a wide, clip-point blade and it typically has a pronounced handguard. This knife is usually going to be at least 12” to 18” in overall length.
- What styles of bowie knives do you have to choose from?
Our wide array of bowie knives come in so many styles with a variety of handle and steel materials. We have traditional and modern and display-worth and battle-ready.
- What is a bowie knife good for?
A bowie makes a great hunting, camping, survival and tactical knife. The hefty blade gives it tremendous chopping power and the long, clip-point gives it exceptional cutting capability.
- What brands of bowie knives do you have?
We stock bowie knives from renown brands like Hibben Knives, Timber Rattler, Bushmaster and Timber Wolf, to name a few.
- Where did the Bowie knife come from? Did it really come from Jim Bowie?
Although, there has been some disagreement between historians, the most agreed upon story is that Jim Bowie did give the large fighting knife it’s name because he used this style of knife in a bloody fight on a sandbar in Natchez, Miss., that received a lot of attention from newspapers.
Top Customer Reviews
The knife just arrived today ( a day ahead of schedule!) and it is very nice. Good deal, quality product. Thanks BudK!
Review of: Timber Rattler Sinful Spiked Bowie Knife
flawless. light for it huge size. very sharp and the finger grips , my finger just melt into them. the gaining on the wood of the handle is just magnificent. this is a must have worth twice the price. no disappointments to be fond here.
Review of: Gil Hibben "Expendables" Bowie Knife
I used this knife to cut my wedding cake. We're still happily married almost 10 years later. Can't say it wasn't because of this knife... also, the reception guests audibly gasped, and that was awesome.
Review of: Timber Rattler Western Outlaw Full Tang Bowie Knife
I just got this knife yesterday and it is definitely better than I thought sharp right out of the box and huge the ingraving on it looks pretty awesome all and all a pretty sweet knife
Review of: Timber Rattler Jungle Fury Bowie
I recd this pair of beauties and I'm totally happy with them. First, the knives are "Simply Gorgeous". They fine works of art. No, I wouldn't take them out on a hike or use them to cut down saplings; they're too nice for that. They were very sharp upon arrival and have held their edge nicely. Secondly, I am very pleased with the quality of the sheath. Both knives fit snugly into place without cutting the leather and removing them is not a struggle. Finally, you can't beat the price for this pair of this quality. No, they aren't 'Gil Hibben-quality', but they're pretty damn close! Thanks BudK
Review of: Timber Rattler Camel Bone Bowie Knife