Bowie knives, also known as Arkansas toothpick, were the most famous fighting weapons in the early 19Th century. This fixed blade knife was first popularized by James Bowie and was initially crafted in the year 1827 .These knives were longer than 6 inches along with a sharp long blade. In America you can still find them with array of designs.
Historian says that they should be long enough to use as a sword and heavy enough to use as a hatchet. Bowie knives look was in between a dagger and a saber. That is they should be longer and heavier than a dagger but shorter than a saber.
Today, handmade bowie knives are quite popular in the E-Commerce market with good manufacturing material. Some of the good variety and quality of bowie knives for sale can be found around the globe at different stores.
Mostly custom made bowie knives were made of carbon steel so that the knife remains pointed for long time and easy to handle. But due to advancement in stainless steel, a lot of durable knives can be found made using it.