The Cold Steel Natchez Bowie Knife was born "Under-The-Hill" and takes its pedigree from those seedy taverns and dimly lit streets. Line-bred for battle, it's the definitive fighting Bowie. Its long blade is perfectly shaped for strength, reach and leverage, and its significant heft is flawlessly balanced, giving the Cold Steel Natchez Bowie Knife unparalleled liveliness and velocity. Combine all that with its wickedly razor sharp edge and you have a knife that pierces like a dagger, cuts like a razor and chops like a cleaver!
The very best in materials and workmanship is what makes performance like this possible. The Cold Steel Natchez Bowie blade is made of vacuum heat-treated VG-1 San Mai III blade construction. It's costly and difficult to fashion, but the resulting blade it yields is virtually indestructible. The handle also plays a big role in the overall performance. It has a double quillion guard, bolster, and pommel made of highly polished 300 series stainless steel and a gorgeous black linen Micarta handle. The Cold Steel Natchez Bowie Knife will easily accommodate a wide variety of gripping methods while serving as a very formidable impact weapon as well.
San Mai III Steel is one of the toughest steel available. A simple way to think of San Mai III blade construction is to imagine a sandwich: The meat center is hard, high carbon steel and the pieces of bread on either side are the lower-carbon, tough side panels. The edge of the blade should be hard to maximize edge holding ability, but if the entire blade was hard it could be damaged during the rigors of battle. For ultimate toughness the body of the blade must be able to withstand impact and lateral stresses. Toughness is generally associated with "softness" and "flexibility" in steel, so that, surprisingly, if a blade is made "tough" the edge won't be hard enough to offer superior edge holding. San Mai III blades provides a blade with hard (higher carbon) steel in the middle for a keen, long lasting edge and tougher (lower-carbon) steel along the sides for flexibility.
- Overall Length (inches): 17.13
- Blade Length (inches): 11.75 (11 3/4")
- Blade Material: 300 Series Stainless VG-1 San Mai III Steel
- Handle: 5 3/8" long.
- Overall: 17 1/8"
- Thick: 8mm
- Blade Detail: Plain
- Handle Material: Black Linen Micarta
- Weight: 19.9 oz.
- Lock Style: N/A
- Carry System: Leather Sheath
WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov