Bowie knives played a vital role in the daily activities of early American settlers, being as important
as their rifles and axes. They were originally designed as a fighting knife, but also used on the trail for
survival and as a camp knife. Although Ruana Bowies are made for heavy use, they have become
increasingly popular as collector items. Many customers purchase our Bowies to be displayed
as a work of art.
Each Ruana Bowie blade is forged from heavy chrome alloy spring steel, and ground with an
edge angle that is excellent for chopping and other heavy duty use. Several Bowie models contain
a braze welded brass parry strip on top of the blade that was originally intended as a fighting tool,
with the hope that a knife fighter’s opponent would sink their Bowie blade into the
softer brass strip and enable the fighter with the parry strip to disarm their opponent. The parry
strip on Ruana Bowies is intended for decorative purposes.
All Bowies come with a Standard Bowie Sheath.
Ruana Knife Works, Inc.
P. O. Box 520
Bonner, MT 59823
RUANA ® is a registered trademark of Ruana Knife Works, Inc.