The design of the traditional Boker Bowie was based on original drafts from the early 19th century and equipped with an extremely stable, 0.25 in. thick blade made from nitrogen-alloyed Bohler N690 steel. The name of the knife goes back to James "Jim" Bowie, the famous pioneer and soldier who is revered as a hero of the Wild West. Contrary to the widely copied Sheffield Bowie, the variations of this outdoor knife resemble the early American Bowie, with its s-shaped stainless steel crossguard sporting a finely satinized surface. Comes with a high quality Western leather sheath in black, designed based on the original.
Bohler N690 Steel. The cobalt-alloyed N690 by Bohler (not to be confused with the lower-grade N695) is a very reliable upper middle-grade steel Boker uses at their Solingen factory for a wide variety of projects. The fine-grained N690, which ranks above 440C, offers convincing performance data in all areas. It is often sold as N690Co – the "Co" stands for cobalt and describes the exact same steel.