No knife is more equipped to navigate the mean streets than the Spyderco Street Bowie, which is a tough knife that's been optimized for military and personal-defense use through its power and versatility.
Although Spyderco is known for its folders, the Street Bowie was one of the company's earliest fixed-blade collaborations because of how well it fit into the ethos of the brand.
The design of this fierce knife comes from the mind of custom knifemaker Fred Perrin, who is a highly renowned self-defense instructor and a former French Army Commando among other things. He used his experiences to give the knife substance and functionality.
At an overall length of 9.38 inches, the knife boasts a 5-inch flat ground VG-10 stainless steel blade with a clip point for optimum penetration. Durable black ceramic coating also removes some of the reflective properties of the blade.
Its injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle features a deep choil that essentially locks your hand onto the knife for unmatched control and strength. The contours of the blade as well as the molded Kraton inserts offer a reliable grip, regardless of the environment.
After being brought back to the Spyderco lineup by popular the demand, the Street Bowie also received a completely redesigned sheath. Injection molded from polymer, the sheath uses Spyderco's unique G-clip attachment, which allows you to carry the knife on a belt or inside the waistband. Similarly, it can be configured for all types of carry, such as vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.
Whether you're looking for a durable knife for heavy-duty tasks or a versatile self-defense weapon, the Street Bowie is an easy choice.
|Blade Material||Stainless steel (vg-10)|
|Knife Type||Fixed blade|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.