Bowie knives, like skinning knives, are an essential hunting tool. Prized by survivalists for its versatility, a bowie knife also can be a hunter’s best friend. Serious hunters should keep one in their backpack any time they go on a hunting excursion. Different to pigging knives, which primarily serve to bleed your game before skinning, skinning is the primary used for bowie knives in Australia, but hunters also can use them at their campsites to whittle or chop sticks or do other tasks that require cutting power and strength.
At Bundy Outdoors, we have a wide range of hunting knives, including some of the best bowie knives in Australia, browse our range online today.
Bowie knives for hunting
Skinning and cleaning have never been easier than with a bowie knife, thanks to the precision of its blade. The length of the blades on bowie knives and the comfortable grip of their handles lend dexterity to tackle even the most awkward places when skinning your game. Even fishermen prefer bowie knives for scaling fish. Hunters who plan to use a bowie knife for skinning should ensure they select a model with a full tang to prevent it from breaking while in use.
Choosing the perfect bowie knife for you
When shopping for a bowie knife, it is best to pick models that have carbon steel blades. Carbon steel is known for staying sharp, which makes skinning game a lot easier. There also are models made from anodized aluminium. Other factors you need to consider include:
- Size — Most hunters prefer blades that measure 17.78 to 22.86 centimetres. This helps the blade perform chopping tasks well while still allowing the user to maintain control.
- Blade design — Clip-point blades offer the most control over the tip of the knife. Drop points and straight backs also work well for precision cutting tasks.
The best bowie knives in Australia
Hunters know the best place to buy bowie knives in Australia is at Bundy Outdoors. Shop online at your convenience or visit our Bourbong Street store to see and test our products. If you cannot find what you need, please get in touch and our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the best option.