New Orleans Bowie knife

length: 12 1/8"
blade: 7 5/8"
grip and pommel: 4 3/4"
weight: 10 oz

New Orleans Bowie from the Paul Chen/Hanwei Historical Bowies Collection. High carbon steel blade. Jigged horn handle with nickel silver guard. Brown leather belt sheath with nickel silver tip and throat. Replica of the bowie made in New Orleans' French Quarter by a cutler named Pradel. This Bowie is designed to be handy while worn in confined quarters -- say, sitting at a faro table or a poker game on a riverboat. At such a place, you might want a knife that would come to hand very quickly. Comes with matching sheath and presentation case. See the (discontinued) Bell Bowie knife for examples.