When a lot of people think of the shape of a knife, a lot of people refer to the blade of either a kitchen knife or a Bowie style blade. Personally, I am a pretty big fan of the Bowie style blade. Next time you are in the market, there are a few bowie knives that I highly suggest you take a look at. I recommend SOG.
Here we have the Aura SEAL by SOG. A few unique cosmetics I quickly realized about this knife is the serrations. You don’t often see a Bowie blade with serrations. The handle is really unique in ergonomics. A lot of the time where you see a blade with this shape, you will find that the handle has a block look to it. Along with the blade and handle, this knife has some pretty well-placed jimping for thumb traction. Not only does this knife look good and feel great in your hand, but it is features a handle that stores a carbide sharpener for field sharpening.
This is a classic style Bowie knife! The SOG Tech Bowie Fixed Blade not only does it look great, it is made from quality materials. All of the medal on this is stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about it rusting. As for the blade, it comes with an AUS 8 mirror polish. The tip of the knife is faceted (a SOG signature) just to top off all of the looks and quality. The handle is Kraton rubber providing a very firm grip no matter how wet it might get. If you want a good all-around Bowie knife, I suggest picking one of these up!
The SOG Recon Bowie 2.0. The original Recon was the developed by SOG personnel in the Vietnam War. They are extremely experienced in close-quarter combat. This is a classic design updated with modern materials like stainless steel and rubber handles. The AUS 8 steel blade is TiNi coated so you can put some good use out of the knife without the coating coming off. The Recon 2.0 is one of the best Bowie blades on the market today.
The Trident 2.0 SOG Bowie Fixed Blade is a top notch design with AUS 8 stainless steel. SOG was shooting for the spirit of our most capable special forces unit, the Navy SEALs. I think that they did an exceptional job designing this blade. The handle is made of stacked Micarta with inter spaced white washers that provide the perfect SOG look. This knife is the “total package” when it comes to Bowie style blades.
Obviously, SOG has some very innovative designs that are a must when it comes to a high quality fixed Bowie blade. These use great materials and feel even better in your hand. Next time you are in the market, remember to check these out!