Shrouded in mystery, there are few certainties regarding the origins of the bowie knife other than who made it famous. James Bowie created a legend about himself and the knife he used in a hand-to-hand fight on a Mississippi sandbar in 1827. What that knife looked like was soon lost, but the legend continued to grow. Bowie knives were in high demand, worn at the sides of members of congress as well as the common man. Authentic bowies from America's past, each from high carbon, hand-forged, tempered steel. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts to take and hold a razor edge. Top grain leather sheath included. Very comfortable grip that lets the knife come alive in your hands. This reproduction is truly elegant in its simplicity of form and function. The top edge can be sharpened over half its length. Light and fast, this is as deadly as the name implies. Color of handle varies from light brown to dark brown. No choice available. Blade 11 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide. Wt. 3/4 lb.