Believe it or not, there’s actually a really wide variety when it comes to bowie knives. Whether you want something to serve you well around the house or you want a knife to use for emergency survival, we have good news. We researched a variety of products and put together this bowie knife buying guide to help you find the right one for your needs. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the important features you should know.
Length: The length you see here is the length of the blade. We included the total length in the descriptions when we could but we figured, when it comes to knives, the length of the blade is one of the most important details.
Blade Material: Blade material varies a bit. Almost all of these blades are made of some kind of stainless steel. Most have been treated for corrosion protection or coated with something like titanium for added strength and durability.
Sheath Included: All of these knives come with a sheath. First of all, a sheath really is the best way to protect the blade and stay safe. Plus, there really isn’t another way to easily carry a knife like this around.
Handle Material: These handles vary a lot! We found knives with handles made of everything from wood to rubber to plastic to bone. Grip is one of the most important things so make sure you get a handle with a good one.
Edge: Most of these knives have a straight edge but some do have some serrated sections. Another thing that shows up a lot is a sawbuck back. If a knife has one, you’ll find it noted in the description.
Warranty: Warranties really vary, too. We weren’t able to find any warranty information on a few of these knives, unfortunately, but we’re happy to say that quite a few of these come with lifetime warranties. Check into the warranty details before you buy.
Now that you know a little bit more about what to look for, let’s take a look at the next part of our guide. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you check out our first and second bowie knife review. Those are our top and budget pick and the best way to get an idea of the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, all of these knives are so different, they each deserve a look. All right, let’s get started.
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019