10” WOSTENHOLM BOWIE KNIFE

BOWIE KNIVES

Authentic 10" I*XL Bowie Knives based on patterns from the George Wostenholm archives, carried by adventurers in mid-1800's America, and customisable to your exact requirements. Choose from...

  • THE FINEST BLADES - Hand ground and mirror polished by our Sheffield craftsmen. Blade materials include fine 3/8" high carbon steels and, for the first time in George Wostenholm's long history, our Bowie Knives are now available in Damascus steel.
  • ICONIC MARKINGS - There are a choice of optional blade markings which are taken from the I*XL archives and applied to the blades using traditional techniques of stamping and deep acid-etching.
  • BESPOKE HANDLES  - A selection of handle options are available including Rosewood and beautiful Buffalo Horn.

All Wostenholm Bowie Knives are proudly stamped "G. Wostenholm, Washington Works, none are genuine but these marked I*XL" and with "Sheffield England"; the historic home of knife making.

BASE PRICE: £380.00

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Blade (Plain I*XL)

I*XL California

I*XL California

£15.00

I*XL Odin's Eye Damascus

I*XL Odin's Eye Damascus

£2,336.00

Plain I*XL

Plain I*XL

£0.00

Home of the Brave I*XL

Home of the Brave I*XL

£15.00

Classic I*XL Bowie

Classic I*XL Bowie

£15.00

American's Pride I*XL

American's Pride I*XL

£46.00

I*XL California

£15.00

The clip shaped blade is made from the best 3/8” carbon steel and is hand ground before being hardened and tempered, then mirror polished by our Sheffield craftsmen.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)

I*XL Celebrated California Bowie

This knife features markings popular in the California gold rush era. The marks are applied using traditional deep acid etching and the blade bears the words "Equal Rights" beneath the Eagle and "Geo. Wostenholm & Son. Celebrated CALIFORNIA KNIFE". The ricasso is stamped with the world famous I*XL trademark and Made in SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. The reverse of the ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1800's wording "G. WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS / NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THOSE MARKED I*XL"

Current lead time - approx 4 weeks from order

I*XL Odin's Eye Damascus

£2,336.00

This blade features a Damascus pattern known as “Odin’s Eye” in 3/8” stock. Each piece of steel is carefully selected so that the characteristic “grain” of the material is revealed and emphasised by the hand grinding, polishing and etching processes; the latter a method we have specially developed to produce a unique knife of breathtaking beauty.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)

(Note: our Damascus F-S Knives are made for presentation purposes with blades without a fully sharpened edge.)

I*XL Odin's Eye Damascus

The blade is marked with the world famous I*XL trademark and an Eagle perched on top of three crossed arrows, applied to the Damascus using a brand new technique. The blade's ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1800's wording "G. WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS / NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THOSE MARKED I*XL" and Sheffield England

Current lead time - approx 12 weeks from order

Plain I*XL

£0.00

The clip shaped blade is made from the best 3/8” carbon steel and is hand ground before being hardened and tempered, then mirror polished by our Sheffield craftsmen.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)

Plain I*XL Bowie

The blade is stamped to the front of the ricasso with the world famous I*XL trademark and Made in SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. The rest of the blade is left plain in stunning hand finished mirror polished. The reverse of the ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1800's wording "G. WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS / NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THOSE MARKED I*XL"

Current lead time - approx 6 weeks from order. If you have a particular deadline please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Home of the Brave I*XL

£15.00

The clip shaped blade is made from the best 3/8” carbon steel and is hand ground before being hardened and tempered, then mirror polished by our Sheffield craftsmen.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)

Home of the Brave I*XL

Featuring a classic patriotic scroll from 1800's America. The ricasso is stamped on the top side "I*XL Sheffield, England" and on the reverse side "G. Wostenholm, Washington Works, none are genuine but those marked I*XL". The blade is deep acid etched with the American Bald Eagle and "Equal Rights" and a scroll containing the words "The United States, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, protected by Her noble brave volunteers. Geo. Wostenholm & Son sole manufacturer of the real I*XL cutlery. Americans ask for nothing but what is right and submit to nothing that is wrong" beneath.

Current lead time - approx 6 weeks from order. If you have a particular deadline please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Classic I*XL Bowie

£15.00

The clip shaped blade is made from the best 3/8” carbon steel and is hand ground before being hardened and tempered, then mirror polished by our Sheffield craftsmen.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)

Classic I*XL Bowie

The ricasso is stamped on the top side "G. Wostenholm, Washington Works, none are genuine but those marked I*XL" and on the reverse side "I*XL Sheffield, England". The flat of the blade features other famous stamp marks from the I*XL archives, including an eagle perched on top of three crossed arrows, and a scroll in which is proudly stamped "The Real I*XL Knife". The rest of the blade is left plain, beautifully mirror polished by hand.

Current lead time - approx 6 weeks from order. If you have a particular deadline please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

American's Pride I*XL

£46.00

The clip shaped blade is made from the best 3/8” carbon steel and is hand ground before being hardened and tempered, then mirror polished by our Sheffield craftsmen.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)

American's Pride I*XL

The ricasso is stamped on the top side "G. Wostenholm, Washington Works, none are genuine but those marked I*XL" and on the reverse side "I*XL Sheffield, England". The flat of the blade features other famous stamp marks from I*XL history including a scroll which is proudly stamped "The Real I*XL Knife". The blade is also deep acid etched with genuine marks from the archives. The words "Geo Wostenholm & Son, Sole Manufacturers of the Celebrated I*XL Cutlery" and "The Americans Pride, Equal rights Equal laws & Equal justice to all" sit either side of a majestic Eagle with outstretched wings perched atop a scroll reading "California Knife".  This knife is sometimes called The California Eagle Knife.

Current lead time - approx 6 weeks from order. If you have a particular deadline please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Guard (Nickel Silver Top Hat)

Nickel Silver Top Hat

Nickel Silver Top Hat

£0.00

Nickel Silver Top Hat

£0.00

Cast and polished traditional Bowie guard in the top hat style.

The material is nickel silver, often known as German silver, which was a popular material for American-era Bowie Knives. It is expertly fitted and meticulously polished by our Sheffield craftsmen.

This classic Bowie guard is the only choice at present but more will follow in due course.

Handle (Rosewood)

Rosewood with Nickel Silver Caps

Rosewood with Nickel Silver Caps

£15.00

Buffalo

Buffalo

£15.00

Buffalo with Nickel Silver Caps

Buffalo with Nickel Silver Caps

£30.00

Rosewood

Rosewood

£0.00

Rosewood with Nickel Silver Caps

£15.00

Coffin shaped handle with scales which are fitted to the through tang using nickel silver linings and pins

Rosewood with Nickel Silver Caps

The traditional Rosewood scales are pinned to the through tang and polished by hand to match the guard and end-caps.

(Note: Scales are attached with 4 pins, not 2 as shown in the images).

Buffalo

£15.00

Coffin shaped handle with scales which are fitted to the through tang using nickel silver linings and pins.

Buffalo

The traditional Buffalo Horn scales are pinned to the through tang and polished and shaped by hand to reveal the beautiful darker and lighter shades of the material and to match the guard.

(Note: each scale is attached with 4 pins, not 3 as shown in the images).

Buffalo with Nickel Silver Caps

£30.00

Coffin shaped handle with polished Buffalo Horn scales and polished nickel silver end-caps which are fitted to the through tang using nickel silver linings and pins. 

Buffalo with Nickel Silver Caps

The traditional Buffalo Horn scales are pinned to the through tang and polished by hand to reveal the beautiful darker and lighter shades of the material and to match the guard and end-caps.

(Note: Scales are attached with 4 pins, not 2 as shown in the images).

Rosewood

£0.00

Coffin shaped handle with scales which are fitted to the through tang using nickel silver linings and pins.

Rosewood

The solid rosewood is pinned to the handle and shaped and matched to the guard by hand.  Assembled with 4 nickel silver pins.

Product Price

10” Wostenholm Bowie Knife£380.00
Blade
Plain I*XL£0.00
Guard
Nickel Silver Top Hat£0.00
Handle
Rosewood£0.00
Total £380.00

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Product Price

10” Wostenholm Bowie Knife£380.00
Blade
Plain I*XL£0.00
Guard
Nickel Silver Top Hat£0.00
Handle
Rosewood£0.00
Total £380.00