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Down Under Knives: Down Under Mistress Big Bowie Knife

Down Under Mistress Big Bowie Knife is the first curved back design, putting even more mass behind the arc of the blade right where it counts for unprecedented cutting and slashing power.

Overall length: 450mm - 17 3/4"
Blade length: 329mm - 13"
Width: 67mm - 2 5/8"
Thickness: 5,5mm - 0.2165"
Weight: 832g - 29.3479 oz
440C dual heat treated (edge 58-59 RC / back 45-46 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, geunuine leather handle and floral pattern leather scabbard

Please note that, as with most knives, the blade may rust or tarnish if the Knife is kept in its sheath for long periods of time. Please store separate to the sheath and oil your knife often.

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The mission was simple: push the limits and make the biggest, meanest blade that can still be reasonably called a knife, without compromising balance and usability in the slightest. To accomplish this, Down Under knives started with the dimensions and basic lines of a colossal vintage Bowie dating from around 1858 and started hammering out prototype after prototype until it looked and behaved exactly like how they wanted it. Not the easiest or fastest development process in the world, but with a knife this size you just can't slap something together in a CAD package and expect it to work. You have to feel it to know when you got it just right.

The Mistress Knife Dimensions:
Overall length: 450mm - 17 3/4"
Blade length: 329mm - 13"
Width: 67mm - 2 5/8"
Thickness: 5,5mm - 0.2165"
Weight: 832g - 29.3479 oz
440C dual heat treated (edge 58-59 RC / back 45-46 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, geunuine leather handle and floral pattern leather scabbard

The Mistress™ is the first curved back design, putting even more mass behind the arc of the blade right where it counts for unprecedented cutting and slashing power. To complement the shape Down Under gave it a distinctive coffin handle and a massive S-style handguard machined from a monolithic block of solid brass. In a slight twist, during development Down Under decided to reverse the S to a style more commonly found in swords of the period. When you hold it, you'll know why - in this size class, it just works better that way.

Finally, DU contained this beast in their signature heavy leather scabbard patterned to match the very successful Toothpick™. No, they don't know why anyone would need to carry them as a pair, but if you're going to carry one in the first place, "reasonable" is probably not a concept you spend a great deal of time worrying about. In case you missed it, this is one hell of a knife even by DU standards.

Buy with confidence as we are a Down Under Knives Australian main dealer.
See the official Down Under Website. (be aware of counterfeit knives !)
This knife is not just for display but is a genuine useable knife. See manufacturers website for: sportingoutbacksupplies.com.au as genuine Australian Distributor.

Any marks you see on the blade in the detailed images are just a case of shine off of the blade as it is a mirror like finish.

 

Please note that, as with most knives, the blade may rust or tarnish if the Knife is kept in its sheath for long periods of time. Please store separate to the sheath and oil your knife often.

    • SKU
      DUMISTRESS
  • Brand
    Down Under Knives
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