Customizable 916 Bowie Knife


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Please allow a 4-6 week lead time for production, plus additional transit to your destination. All custom knife sales are final after 48 hours and 100% payment is expected upon order. Please review your order, we are not responsible for misspellings or mistakes. Profanity, inappropriate wording, Trademarked material, images and symbols will not accepted or processed. All engraving is subject to approval. Due to lead times, expedited shipping is not available for custom knife orders. Discounts and promo codes are not valid on custom knife orders.
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With a Bowie knife comes a sense of history and power, many legends have revolved around this type of knife. The Buck 916 Bowie has been offered over the years in select quantities to collectors through our Legacy Collection, but never before has it been offered to the public with customization options! Build your own Bowie that will be the highlight of your collection, a superb hunting knife or gift intended to become a family heirloom. The 916 features a sturdy 7 1/2" 420HC steel blade available in mirror polish, mirror polish with custom filework, or satin finish. Designed to impress, the 916 Bowie knife has an overall length of 12 1/4" with many unique handle choices. It comes with a distressed leather sheath and the option to add on a wooden display box.
Blade Length:
7 1/2"
12.3 oz.

Available Features and Options

420HC Steel

This is Buck's standard blade material because it approaches the wear resistance of high carbon alloys while delivering the corrosion resistance of chromium stainless steels. Add our exclusive heat-treat process and you have a very user-friendly combination of superior corrosion resistance with excellent strength for wear resistance and durability. You also have a blade that is easy to resharpen. For best performance we harden to a Rockwell hardness of Rc 58.

Reviews (9)

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NAME: William ward
AGE: 33
the knife

This knife is bad ass it is just what you need when you are in the woods all the time it is big

NAME: Gary Hammond
AGE: 64
Handle is short and too small

I talked to customer service about the small handle, but apparently my comments never got to the right people. My knife is sharp and the blade is beautiful. Buck needs to listen to their customer complaints about the handle.

NAME: Edward Allen
AGE: 68
Great Bowie, but . . .

Recently received my Model 916 Bowie. Fine craftsmanship. Razor-sharp blade out of the box. Overall a great Bowie, but the web page photo of the completed Bowie--with iron wood handle scales--was a bit misleading visually. They appeared adequate in size. The knife I received came with much smaller handles than anticipated. Agreed that the handle is too narrow. The handle length also is too short. Sadly, the Buck policy indicates that a custom-made knife is not returnable. My one concern aside, I'll hold onto this knife, hoping to pass it on at the proper time to my grandson. Maybe he'll have smaller hands than mine. Or maybe by then he'll have an interest in collecting quality made knives.

NAME: Mark Matheson
AGE: 44
Bowie small handle

I agree with other comments about the small handle. Measures 3/4" across/down and is the same size has the traditional folding 110 or 112 models that sport a 3" blade, not a 7". Can barely get all fingers to fit on the grip. Other than that it is a nice looking knife.

NAME: Alan Keith
AGE: 67
Best Bowie in my collection

Stunning, incredible craftsmanship. I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks so much, Buck, for making it possible for me to have this gorgeous knife.

NAME: Luis Azucena
AGE: 64
I like it but...

Got mine with a elk horn handle, first thing I saw , for this size of knife handle is small and thin. If you have to wear gloves ,well, go figure. I expected a razor sharp blade from the factory, nope, it didn't happen. Don't get me wrong; ir is beautifully made, fix those details and will worth the $400.00+

AGE: 57
Handle on bowie knife

Tthe handle on this knife is to small and doesn't fit in the hand and looks akward

NAME: Luis Azucena
AGE: 60
Not what I expected

Knife size is ok but handle is too small and thin!. Expected a professionaly sharpened blade; it didn't come sharpened!

NAME: Pashall Terry
AGE: 67
More a Work of Art

I got the knife with the notched spine, polished blade, and ironwood handle. It's certainly very sharp, and it is beautiful. The fit and finish are perfect. The placement of my initials on the blade looks good. It balances just in front of the guard. But it's all about the blade. The handle is not ergonomic. It's like a short, narrow stick with a rectangular cross-section. But it's attractive in its simplicity. The polished ironwood finish is quite slick, which makes it that much harder to grip. If I were to actually use it I would wrap some tape around the handle for grip and thickness. But it's ok, I don't plan to use it. I bought it just for collecting.