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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Custom Bowie Knife

It’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of options when you start looking at custom bowie knives, which can make it hard to know what factors are most important in making your final decision. 

To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve created this list of the three most important things you need to consider before you decide on the best custom bowie knife for your needs. So read on and enjoy!

1) Material and Size

The best custom bowie knife will be made of high-quality materials that can withstand regular use. 

It should also be the right size for your needs – not too big or too small. You'll also want to consider the blade style and handle material before making your purchase.

2) Fittings

If you're looking for the best custom bowie knife, it's important to know what kind of fittings are available. The three most common types of fittings are wood, bone, and horn.

 Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks. For example, wooden fittings can't be used with blacksmith steel but they can be used with Damascus steel. Bone is often favored by collectors due to its rarity and appearance. 

Horn is usually the cheapest option but it doesn't always look as nice as bone or wood due to how much variation there is in coloration from animal to animal.

3) Edge Grinds

One of the most important things to consider when buying a custom knife is the edge grind. The angle of the grind will determine how sharp the blade is and how well it holds an edge. 

There are three main types of grinds: convex, hollow, and chisel. Convex knives have a wide bevel that curves away from the user’s hand. 

Hollow ground blades have a much narrower bevel with smoother curves that run parallel to the cutting edge. A chisel ground blade has flat surfaces with angles parallel to each other on either side of the blade.