If you wish to have a Bowie knife in your possession and you have been researching about it then you must have noticed that there is not much literature about it which is why we are writing this article so that we can teach you how to get a decent Bowie knife. We would like to mention that brain’s write up on bowie knife is a good one and according to it, you should know these pointers when you go out to purchase the knife.
If you have ever used a knife like Bowie before that you must be familiar with the fact that the length of the blade can make all the difference in the world because it affects the balance of the user and balance is the key to a good knife using experience. When you are testing different Bowie knives, we would urge that you take each of them in hand and observe whether they are proving to be balanced or not. The length of the blade can depend on the technique with which the holder uses the knife so you should know whether you prefer or short or long blade.
Similar to the above point, every user prefers different weight because the weight also plays a huge part in balancing the knife for the user so if you do not know your own technique then you can practice a few strikes with the knife.
Maybe you are the type of person who prefers half tang on a knife but for a Bowie knife, we would highly recommend that you only go for a full tang as it will allow you to do all the heavy duty work and would not snap.