The Urban Bowie XL knife by Sliwkosky Knives was designed for outdoor use.
About the standards at Sliwkosky Knives
Knifemaker Jakub Sliwka makes knives of various styles. Regardless of their use, be it outdoor or kitchen, it produces knives according to its individual concept, design and material consistent with the intended purpose of each of them. In this way, products of very high quality and accuracy of workmanship are created. All work is done manually using machines adapted to his needs. Production stages, such as cutting the knife shape, hardening, grinding, sharpening, processing the material on the handle and holster, take place in his workshop. The final product is refined with its shape and color and is a solid tool for the future user.
Urban Bowie XL knife
The Urban Bowie XL knife, despite the large-size XL letters in the name, can be described more as medium-sized. 215 mm of the total and 100 mm of the blade length will allow it to be used very universally. The size of the knife can be described as optimal, ideal for everyday camp work, but so small and inconspicuous that when attached to a belt during a longer trip, it will not disturb or weigh you down.
The inscription XL in the name in the case of Urban Bowie XL is to distinguish it from the Urban Bowie model, of the same design but in a smaller version (total length 185 mm), which size is dedicated to EDC (Every Day Carry) everyday use.
Elmax steel as the core of the knife construction
The Urban Bowie XL knife is a full tang design (made of one carefully selected piece of material) made of the highest quality Elmax steel (chrome-vanadium-molybdenum powder steel). Elmax is one of the few steels available on the market in the absolute top quality of materials used in the production of premium knives. The Elmax blade is extremely resistant to overload, stays sharp for a long time (wears very slowly) and has excellent anti-corrosion properties.
A universal blade for any task
A 3,5 mm thick blade made in bowie style, with a flat cut, ensures a smooth cut and performs various tasks (piercing, planing, preparing meals, etc.). The knife has a handguard, which, together with a finger undercut, protects against slipping of the hand on the cutting edge during work and improves the grip. The spine of the blade has a slightly bevelled finish, which does not cause discomfort when handling the blade, but sharp enough, however, that it is easy to work with flint.
Robust ergonomic Micarta handle
Grips are made of Green Canvas Micarta® laminate, resistant to moisture, temperature changes, most solvents and acids, with high resistance to mechanical damage. Micarta®, known for its excellent properties, also visual (it can be styled like a natural material), has a non-slip, rough structure. The covers have spacers (liners) made of orange G10 composite, which, in addition to the visual effect, are to make it easier to find the knife, e.g. after dropping it in the grass. The linings were glued and secured with steel pins. The handle has a hole at its end, which is used for additional protection of the knife against loss with a cord, paracord, etc. The 115 mm long handle has been designed in such a way that it is held very well regardless of the size of the hand grasping it.
Robust Kydex holster
The Urban Bowie XL knife is equipped with a green Kydex holster for carrying and storing it. Kydex® is characterized by high impact and scratch resistance, low moisture absorption, resistance to various weather conditions and many chemicals. Holsters made of it are used comfortably and long-term. The holster is attached to the belt with a nylon eyelet. The knife holster is equipped with through pins to which you can attach a tinder (not included) or other equipment. They can also be used to mount a knife, e.g. to a backpack, a harness element or a Molle® solution.
NAME: Urban Bowie XL
STEEL: Elmax (58-59 HRC)
BLADE FINISH: Satin
TIP: Urban Bowie
HANDLE: Green Canvas Micarta + orange G10
TOTAL LENGTH: 215 mm / 8.46″
BLADE LENGTH: 100 mm / 3.94″
BLADE THICKNESS: 3,5 mm / 0.14″
FINGER GUARD: Present
WEIGHT: 166 g (without holster)
SHEATH: Kydex holster