Sunday, October 27, 2013

Brous Blades

The majority of the Bowie blades on this blog have been pretty traditional-looking, in my opinion. So, it’s time to change things up a bit with Brous Blades.

Jason Brous, the face behind Brous Blades, started his knife-making journey with 10 years of CNC machining experience behind him, which is probably one of the reasons his knives are so solid. Jason also has an interest in “bio-mechanical” art, which shines through in his uniquely designed knives.
Take a look at one of his series—the Stryker with a Bowie blade. It is available with a satin, black, or acid washed blade.


Jason tries to keep his knives focused on functional simplicity. As you can see though, that doesn’t mean his knives are boring; quite the opposite is true. Another thing I like about Jason is that he doesn’t make anything he doesn’t like. He does get feedback from customers and responds to it to give people what they like, but ultimately he doesn’t put anything out there that he wouldn’t want for himself.

These Stryker knives are semi-custom blades with a flat grind and a super comfortable, contoured handle with G-10 scales. These knives also come with a Kydex sheath.
If you want a Bowie that is truly original and functional, try out the Stryker. You can find it at Blade HQ today.

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What is the difference between a Bowie blade and a clip point?

The words “Bowie” and “clip point” often seem to be used interchangeably. Has this confused any of you? Have you wondered if they actually mean the same thing? I felt like I understood these words for the most part, but I couldn’t really articulate the difference between them. So, I did some digging, and here’s what I found out from my research:

When used correctly, “clip point” refers only to blade shape. A clip point can be found on different types of knives, fixed and folding alike.  “Bowie,” however, does not refer solely to the blade shape—although most Bowies have a clip point—but to a specific overall knife style. Also, Bowies are typically fixed.

Does that make sense? So, a Bowie blade usually has a clip point, but not all clip points are Bowies.
Here are some pictures to help you out.

Buck 110 (Clip point)

This knife has a clip point blade, but you can tell by looking at it that it does not have the traditional Bowie style to it, nor is it a fixed blade.

SOG Bowie

I think you can tell right away that this is a Bowie; it has a clip point, but it has the obvious, traditional Bowie style in the overall knife.

Clear as mud? Unfortunately, a lot of people do use “Bowie” and “clip point” interchangeably when they shouldn’t be, hence all the confusion about the two words. However, hopefully this gives you an idea of the meanings of these words in their purist forms.
What helps you to understand the difference between these two words?
Don’t forget to find clip point, Bowie, and all other sorts of knives at Blade HQ!