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Cold Steel 88CSAB 1917 Frontier Bowie Fixed 12.25" 1055 Carbon Blade, Rosewood Handles

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Part Number: CS88CSAB
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88CSAB: 88CSAB 1917 Frontier Bowie
Cold Steel
From its huge imposing blade to its handsome rosewood handle, every inch of our Frontier Bowie screams perfection! The tempered carbon steel blade begs to be used and the sheath looks and feels absolutely awesome. This is a beautiful package in both the collection and the hard use categories.

Almost sword-like in its cutting and thrusting performance, the Frontier Bowie features a wide, wickedly keen hand-sharpened blade with a generous clip and huge fuller. Made from 1055 Carbon Steel, it is heat treated to a hard spring temper and beautifully blued to a lustrous finish. Its blade is both long and stiff enough to oppose even much larger weapons, while wide and sharp enough to make the most of every opportunity to cut, thrust and deliver a "palpable hit".

The Frontier Bowies handle is a perfect accompaniment to its battle-ready blade. Its big "S" shaped guard offers excellent hand protection while the slim, flat profile stops it from twisting in your hand and keeps your edge alignment true even in the heat of combat. Its modified pistol grip also keeps the knife locked safely in your hand even when utilizing a palm reinforced grip for extended reach and leverage in the thrust.

To further compliment this exceptional knife, Cold Steel has created a high quality leather sheath with a blued steel throat and chape. Its swiveling leather belt frog is wide enough to accommodate even a thick military belt and fully detachable to allow you to slide the knife into your belt for a more traditional carry.

This versatile knife is suitable for historical re-enactment groups from the 1830’s onwards, Cowboy Action Shooters, civil war re-enactors and even modern Military groups. This truly battle ready blade is ready for any adventure, so whatever your Frontier, make sure that you have a Cold Steel Frontier Bowie by your side!

Please Note: These do come a little rough from Cold steel. There is a heavy coat of oil on the blade, grind lines are not perfect from time to time and the wood handles vary in wood grain and color hue. There may be slight imperfections in this piece.
  • Item Number: 88CSAB
  • Name: 1917 Frontier Bowie
  • Blade Length: 12.25"
  • Blade Thickness 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 17.625"
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 23.8 oz
  • Handle: 4.625" Rosewood
  • Sheath: Leather Scabbard With Blued Steel Fittings
  • Made in India
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.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Brian W.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA)
Sep 28, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Outstanding Old School Bowie Knife!!
I love Cold Steel knives. I have owned both versions of the CS Trail Master Bowie knife...the hogh carbon one And now I proudly own the CS Trail Master San Mai III Bowie knife!! Been wanting that one for a long while. Got an unexpected refund. I bought it and a Rhondo handmade custom fitted sheath made Specifically for the CS Trail Master Bowie knife. I also had bought the CS Marauder Bowie knife too. I tell you, I Loved that knife. But I decided to give that one and my other Trail Master Bowie knife as gifts to 2 different co-workers. So far I have given at least one high end production knife such as my 2 Cold Steel Bowie knives, and a few handmade custom bowie knives, to eac of my co-workers. I feel that sinceGod has been so good to me with Blessings, I should also spread those Blessings. Anyway, still, I Love Cold Steel knives and Love my new CS Trail Mastee San Mai III Bowie knife!! Now, I have had my eye on the CS Frontier Bowie knife for a while now. And based on very positive reviews on this knife Everywhere, I decided to buy this awesome knife tonight!! I will leave an update on the knife when I receive it. And if it is as rugged, big, and badass as others have claimed in their review of it, then I am sure...no...Positive...that my review will be yet Another hogh end positive review as well!! I Am really excited aboutnit and cannot Wait to receive my brand new Cold Steel Frontier Bowie knife!! Thanks for reading!!!
5 out of 5
Bret W
Dec 10, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
cold steel frontier bowie
KnifeCenter shipped this to me (in Ca.) when others would not!Perfectly legal but just would not ?Anyway,knife center is my guys now!Great knife!It's huge.I like big,well proportioned,old school knives and this is my new favorite.Granted this is not built like a custom knife but your not payin the high dollars either.
5 out of 5
Oct 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Excellent knife in every regard...
This is a great piece. Any real knife aficionado knows that one hand-made piece will have variations from another, and this is no exception to that rule. I had to tighten the scales on mine when it came in, but I'm certainly not going to whine about it. Hard use will eventually loosen them and then I'll have to tighten them again. Heck, I might even have to actually SHARPEN it myself (and know how to do so). This is a knife for the manly men, not the whiney-boys who want pretty toys. This is a hard-use blade for real work in the real world.
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