Cold Steel 88CSAB 1917 Frontier Bowie

The Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie may not be the prettiest piece in the collection but it will be one of the hardest working, that’s for sure. It’s a 1/4″ thick piece of nicely tempered 1055 carbon steel so you know it will stand up to any kind of use. The handle is beautiful rosewood and you’re prevented from sliding forward onto the 12-1/4″ blade by an over-sized “S” guard which can also be used as a place to rest your thumb during fine cutting tasks. The sheath is an excellent, quality design made of leather and it provides very adequate retention on the knife. This is a great value for such a ferocious cutter, check it out at

CS88CSAB: 88CSAB 1917 Frontier Bowie
Cold SteelFrom its huge imposing blade to its handsome rosewood handle, every inch of our Frontier Bowie screams perfection! The tempered carbon steel blade begs to be used and the sheath looks and feels absolutely awesome. This is a beautiful package in both the collection and the hard use categories.

Almost sword-like in its cutting and thrusting performance, the Frontier Bowie features a wide, wickedly keen hand-sharpened blade with a generous clip and huge fuller. Made from 1055 Carbon Steel, it is heat treated to a hard spring temper and beautifully blued to a lustrous finish. Its blade is both long and stiff enough to oppose even much larger weapons, while wide and sharp enough to make the most of every opportunity to cut, thrust and deliver a “palpable hit”.

The Frontier Bowies handle is a perfect accompaniment to its battle-ready blade. Its big “S” shaped guard offers excellent hand protection while the slim, flat profile stops it from twisting in your hand and keeps your edge alignment true even in the heat of combat. Its modified pistol grip also keeps the knife locked safely in your hand even when utilizing a palm reinforced grip for extended reach and leverage in the thrust.

To further compliment this exceptional knife, Cold Steel has created a high quality leather sheath with a blued steel throat and chape. Its swiveling leather belt frog is wide enough to accommodate even a thick military belt and fully detachable to allow you to slide the knife into your belt for a more traditional carry.

This versatile knife is suitable for historical re-enactment groups from the 1830’s onwards, Cowboy Action Shooters, civil war re-enactors and even modern Military groups. This truly battle ready blade is ready for any adventure, so whatever your Frontier, make sure that you have a Cold Steel Frontier Bowie by your side!


  • Item Number: 88CSAB
  • Name: 1917 Frontier Bowie
  • Blade Length: 12.25″
  • Blade Thickness 1/4″
  • Overall Length: 17.625″
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 23.8 oz
  • Handle: 4.625″ Rosewood
  • Sheath: Leather Scabbard With Blued Steel Fittings
  • Made in India