A Civil War era Bowie knife that's long enough to be considered a short sword (you may by now be starting to notice a method to my Bowie madness - blade under 12"? meh, that's a steak knife, not a Bowie). Anyway, the D-guard style Bowies were popular in the Confederacy during the Civil War for their all-purpose capabilities: chopping branches, splitting logs, slicing saplings, digging cannon emplacements, and oh, yeah, hand-to-hand combat. This reproduction's steel guard can withstand punishment and the massive, high carbon steel blade holds a good edge. The grip is stained hardwood, the leather sheath has steel fittings.
length: 22 5/8"
blade: 17 3/4"
blade width: 1 5/8"
blade thickness: 3/16"
grip length: 4 1/2" (inside guard)
D-guard: 5" x 5 3/4"
weight (knife): 1 lb 4.6 oz
weight (knife and sheath): 1 lb 11.1 oz