$160 – $185
Spine Thickness at Bolster: 6mm
Total Weight: 600g
Sometimes when you’re designing knives you can get too caught up in trying to do something new and different and you forget about the classics. Truth of the matter is that there’s a reason something is a classic. The Regent Bowie is an example of taking an old standard and doing it well. Damn well.
The intention with the Regent series is to strip back all the extra fluff surrounding modern knife design and focus on the basics. No index finger notches, no palm swells, no tactical styling or jimping. Just a focus on shapes, lines and textures, executing them to the best of our abilities to create the most elegant knife possible.
The Regent Bowie’s handle is dominated by its beautiful integral crossguard, which is designed to prevent the hand from slipping forward while stabbing, while also acting as protection while chopping through brush or duelling with quarrelsome ruffians. The full tang profile is sleek and smooth, with perfectly shaped buffalo horn scales sandwiching an annealed, tapered tang, capped with a brass bolster at the front. The handle is just slightly oversized to allow you to slide back for greater chopping power and to give a bit of extra space for those of you out there with gorilla hands. The beaked pommel is flared just enough to give retention in chopping, but not so much to restrict your freedom of hand position.
The Regent Bowie sports a classically styled and well proportioned clip point blade. The long, straight primary blade section excels at carving and intuitive chopping, terminating in a small section of curved belly to ensure usability for food prep and surface work, while the gradual, elegant clip gives the blade the kind of a slender and devastating point you’d expect from a bowie. The blade is 7mm thick for power and durability during prying and rough use and tapers gradually along its entire length. This gives it a controlled, powerful balance that is well suited for fine work when choking up on the blade and can provide direct, powerful chopping when gripping at the pommel. The blade is given a steep high flat grind designed for the ideal compromise between cutting performance and hard use durability, with the unground portions of the blade left with the raw forge finish for a contrasting texture that shows off the skill of the kami that made the knife (also available polished).
The Regent Bowie is a fantastic example of what we’re aiming to do at Kailash Blades. Time tested, classical western design brought to life through traditional nepalese blacksmithing processes resulting in an elegant blade capable of the highest performance. A gorgeous take on a timeless classic, the Regent Bowie is a knife truly at the top of its field.
Before Purchase, please read through our section on Warranty and Factory Seconds for information on the different grind types, tang options and how they affect the level of warranty we offer.