The Arkansas Bowie Knife has a large blade of high carbon steel with a thick and strong base and spine and a tapered thrusting point. The blade is mounted into a handle with a guard and end cap of brass and a carved grip of wood. The blade tang is triple-riveted with brass for a secure construction.
Few items in American history are as iconic as the Bowie Knife which has in itself become a symbol for the adventurous frontier and all the heroes and rogues found throughout American history. The large fighting knife was wildly popular after Jim Bowies Vidalia Sandbar fight and it boomed into a dizzying array of styles and levels of quality ranging from the simple and rustic to the outlandishly ornate knives with grips of ivory and silver that could be worn the most fashionable of events. This example is more utilitarian in design and would be right at home at the belt of a successful frontiersman.