“Under-The Hill” was the notoriously rowdy riverfront district of Natchez, Mississippi at the beginning of the nineteenth century. So disreputable, it was seldom mentioned in the polite drawing rooms of the antebellum mansions that dotted the other side of town during the era when cotton was king.
Our Natchez Bowie was born “Under-The-Hill” and takes its pedigree from those seedy taverns and dimly lit streets. Its long blade is perfectly shaped for strength, reach and leverage, and its significant heft is flawlessly balanced, giving it unparalleled liveliness and velocity. Combine all that with its wickedly razor sharp edge and you have a knife that pierces like a dagger, cuts like a razor and chops like a cleaver!
The very best in materials and workmanship is what makes performance like this possible. The blade is made of vacuum heat-treated VG-1 San Mai III® laminated stainless steel. It's costly and difficult to fashion, but the resulting blade it yields is virtually indestructible. The handle also plays a big role in the overall performance. It has a double quillion guard, bolster, and pommel made of highly polished 300 series stainless steel and a gorgeous black linen Micarta handle. It will easily accommodate a wide variety of gripping methods while serving as a very formidable impact tool as well.
To compliment the Natchez Bowie and to further cement its position as the quintessential Bowie, it comes with a traditional black leather scabbard. Made of the finest leather, it's beautifully stitched and reinforced with nickel-silver rivets. It also features a thick nickle-silver belt peg.
Weight 19.9oz 0.56kg
Blade Thickness 0.31" 8mm
Blade Length 11¾" 29.8cm
Handle 53/8" 13.7cm - Handle Details 300 Series Stainless w/Black Linen Micarta
Steel VG-1 San Mai III® - Overall 171/8" 43.5cm - Sheath Black Leather