Backpackers Bowie is Bigly | TOPS Knives

The “Bigly” Backpackers Bowie just might be a perfect companion for long walks in the woods, late at night. Or, in the daytime. Or, whenever you’re awake.

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Bowie knives have long been popular among knife enthusiasts. They are versatile in a wide range of uses. Most Bowies are larger knives, however. TOPS set out to make a shorter version that even a backpacker would carry (every ounce counts). The result is a 4” blade that could be the most important piece of kit that goes on the backpacking trip. Aside from the normal uses a knife affords, the notch on the spine is for breaking wire or pulling a pot out of the fire and the swedge can be sharpened upon request. The Backpacker’s Bowie, because you should always carry a knife.

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The Backpackers Bowie

Pick up the Backpacker’s Bowie from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS.

Backpacker’s Bowie
Overall Length: 8.25”
Blade Length: 4.5”
Cutting Edge: 4.13”
Blade Thickness: 0.16”
Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish: Tumble
Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
Knife Weight: 7.2oz
Weight w/ Sheath: TBD
Sheath Material: Black Kydex
Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel
Designer: TOPS Team
MSRP: $150

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Bowie knives have long been popular amongst knife enthusiasts for good reason. The characteristic clip point blades provide for versatility in a wide range of users. However, most Bowie knives are on the larger side. There’s nothing wrong with that and those knives have their place in every man’s kit. But the goal with the Backpacker’s Bowie was to make a shorter version that even a backpacker would carry (every ounce counts).

Backpackers Bowie
4 inches of goodness.

How many pounds and ounces can you carry and for how far? This is why backpackers tend to be careful about what they pack on their trips. This is why there are super light items for everything from tents to stoves to water bottles and even clothing.

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TOPS Backpackers Bowie

One of the most important items in any backpacker’s bag is a blade. Some backpackers put a high priority on having bladed tools and others not so high, but almost all carry some type of knife. TOPS set out to make a Bowie knife that would meet the needs of the guys that want a knife that will not fail them, but without adding a lot of weight to their loadout. The result is a 4” blade that could be the most important piece that goes on the backpacking trip.

Backpackers Bowie
Nice grip.

Aside from the normal uses a knife affords, the notch on the spine is for breaking wire or pulling a pot out of the fire and the swedge can be sharpened upon request. The full, rounded handles provide a comfortable grip whether you’re exhausted from walking all day or you’re lounging around the campsite. The Kydex sheath has a rotating clip so that it can be worn on the belt or clipped to a pack rather than taking up important space inside of it.

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To buy TOPS Knives | TOPS fixed blade and folding knives are available on our Amazon Outfitters knife aisle, at Cabela’s, and at MidwayUSA. You might also look at the custom leather sheathes available at Leonard Leather Works, and those of Kydex and leather at Grommet’s Leather Craft

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