Spyderco Phil Wilson Bow River Fixed Blade Knife 4.4" 8Cr13MoV Trailing Point, Black/Gray G10 Handles, Leather Sheath - FB46GP


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Part #: SPFB46GP | Spyderco Knives


SPFB46GP: FB46GP Bow River


Custom knifemaker Phil Wilson is an avid hunter and fisherman who incorporates his outdoor experience into every one of his designs. Hands down one of Spyderco's most popular collaborators, his highly refined fixed-blade designs are the cutting tools of choice of savvy outdoorsmen worldwide. Wilson's latest collaboration with Spyderco is the Bow River—an expression of his incredibly popular custom design specifically geared toward budget-conscious adventurers. This compact, all-purpose design features a full-flat-ground, trailing-point blade crafted from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. The blade is paired with a contoured, ergonomic handle made with layered black and gray G10. Complete with a high-quality leather sheath, the Bow River offers exceptional design and performance at an affordable price.


  • Blade Length: 4.40"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.80"
  • Handle Length: 3.74"
  • Overall Length: 8.14"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118"
  • Blade Material: 8Cr13MoV Steel
  • Blade Style: Trailing Point
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Handle Color: Black/Gray
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Model Number: FB46GP
  • Model Name: Bow River
  • Designer: Phil Wilson
  • Weight: 3.9 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 716104651030

8Cr13MoV Steel
8Cr13MoV Steel An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Spyderco Phil Wilson Bow River Fixed Blade Knife 4.4" 8Cr13MoV Trailing Point, Black/Gray G10 Handles, Leather Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Spyderco Phil Wilson Bow River Fixed Blade Knife 4.4" 8Cr13MoV Trailing Point, Black/Gray G10 Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Honolulu, Hawaii
Aug 19, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent knife
As we get older our outdoor activities get curtailed. I own two of these knives. I bought the second one because the first performed so well. I use mine in the kitchen. I have been told by professional cooks..er not chefs..that you only need three knives in the kitchen. I have more than that. Yet this knife I just used today to both cut and trim the flesh from a lime and cut my steak. It holds the edge when you cut on a porcelain plate (yes we use ceramics to sharpen) and is very easy to touch up on a ceramic stone. The belly of the blade lends itself perfectly to a variety of tasks including slicing through a good steak like butter. The handle shape will sit in the pam near the thumb very comfortably. If you were only to have three knives, the should be one. I have used mine for some years now. Excellent knife.
Spyderco Phil Wilson Bow River Fixed Blade Knife 4.4" 8Cr13MoV Trailing Point, Black/Gray G10 Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Aug 26, 2019
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Nice 4 Price
I have knives that cost 10X’s the price, which came with sheaths half as good as Bow River’s. Thanks for the rivets. Now, if we could get a thermo plastic liner we could move beyond the 20th Century. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nice budget priced, entry level fixed blade. I’ve heard folks already complaining about the 8Cr13MoV steel. Hey, there are plenty of premium steel fixed blades from Spyderco: Zoomer, Junction, Bill Moran, Province, Proficient, Serrata, Street Bowie, Sustain, to name a few (all available @ KnifeCenter.com). I think Bow River is meant to attract buyers who wouldn’t usually spend Spyderco prices for a fixed blade. But, once they go Spyderco, they’ll never go back. Once they use a knife built for performance that actually slices and cuts; instead of some tatic-cool hand-held log splitting wedge that Rambo cleans his toe nails with, they will be compelled to gravitate towards premium Spyderco Knives. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Handle is comfortable and fairly grippy, although minimal in length, at 3.74 inches. But, the pinky finger of my large hands fits on the handle. Bow River could use a lanyard with large bead choked-up to end of handle to aid retention in the hand, and drawing from sheath. Handle heavy balance on this knife, but it’s not like you’re going to juggle with it. The blade is about 5/32” thick, with a slight flex to it. Nice flat grind to a thin edge on this trailing point blade (a mini 19th Century scalping knife). Slight discomfort to index finger noted when choking up to the choil, with the thin steel there. Could’a used a guard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My Bow River didn’t arrive razor sharp. Not a big deal. It is not far from sharp. A session on the Sharpmaker, or a stropping on a leather stropping board, and it’s there. My theory is they left it not quite sharp, so you stick it in the sheath a few times before you sharpen it and stick it in the sheath slightly cockeyed, and slice through the side of the sheath. Send it back to Spyderco when you do, and maybe we can get a Boltron, or Kydex sheath next time. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although, everyday utility is perhaps the best purpose for Bow River, it would make a fine Bird ‘n’ Trout knife. In fact, with mourning dove season just around the corner, this knife is almost made to order for processing Dove Poppers (jerked, bacon/jalapeño wrapped dove breasts). Just set up the Sharpmaker next to the cutting board and go to town on a flock. The most fun you can have with a shotgun, and these grain-fed Midwestern doves are tastier than fillet mignon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>, For all my whining, I sure can’t deduct any stars from Bow River at this price. With trade tariff threats still on the table, you may want to hop on this. I guarantee the price will only go up. At this price, buy 2 Bow Rivers and keep one by the Sharpmaker, and you’ll always have a fresh edge. Bow River makes a great gift that won’t break the bank, too.


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