The Bowie Knife is one of the world’s most famous knife designs thanks to manufacturer George Wostenholm’s intrepid journeys and exports to America in the 1800s.
Bowie Knives earned their place in history at the same time they earned their nickname, on 6th March 1836 when Colonel James Bowie died at The Alamo. It has been claimed that the knife found on his body was made by George Wostenholm.
We now craft genuine Bowie Knives based on original patterns from company archives and bearing the I*XL trademark, which was granted in 1787 – true collector’s items. Customisable I*XL Bowie knives are sold at our Sheffield Collectable Knives site.