California Bowie knife

length: 13 3/8"
blade: 8 1/8"
grip and pommel: 4 1/4"
weight: 8 oz

California Bowie knife from the Paul Chen/Hanwei Historical Bowies Collection. High carbon steel blade with decorative scrollwork etch. Black wood handle with brass guard. Embossed brown leather belt sheath with nickel silver tip. When the forty-niners went overland to the Gold Rush of California, most took along a Bowie knife to use on the trail and for "social purposes" if the need should arise. Comes with matching sheath and presentation case. See the (discontinued) Bell Bowie knife for examples.