Grayman adds a modern Bowie to their popular Mega-Pounder series.
Back in November 2011, we introduced you to Grayman Knives’ Satu, an oversized, tank-like tactical folder. If you like such heaping helpings in a knife, you’re going to love Grayman’s new Mega-Pounder Bowie. Throughout the company’s line of fixed-blade knives, their Mega-Pounder series tops the rest in sheer brawn and weight. The Mega-Pounder Bowie carries on this tradition with added style points and a handful of tugs at the traditional knife lover’s heartstrings.
Grayman’s Bowie is a blend of traditional styling with modern twists. The 6″ upswept clip-point blade is reminiscent of the old Iron Mistress of movie lore, but it comes with a surprise. The blade is actually chisel ground—flat on the backside—to make sharpening easier. To further that cause, the 1/4″ thick blade is 1095 carbon steel (read: very easy to sharpen) and sports a black Gunkote finish for corrosion resistance. The knife’s corpulent, yet comfortable handle features a deep finger choil, hearty textured G10 scales, and a skull-buster base with lanyard hole.
At 17.3 ounces the Mega-Pounder Bowie more than lives up to its name, but if you need a “little more knife” Grayman offers the same knife in 7.5″ and 9″ blade lengths. The 6″ SB 6 model featured here can be had with a standard MOLLE-compatible tan Cordura sheath or you can go deluxe with a superb tooled sheath (see photo) by Riedel Custom Leather for a few clams extra. Either way, be prepared to own the whacker of your dreams. Mike Grayman only builds big, bad knives, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
By Pat Covert
MP Bowie SB 6
Maker: Grayman Knives
P.O. Box 50
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Blade steel:1095 carbon steel/black Gunkote finish
Blade length: 6″
Overall length: 11.75″
Weight: 17.3 ounces
Handle: Textured G10, black or green
Sheath: Tan Cordura or Riedel Custom Leather
Price: $235 (Cordura sheath); $295 (leather sheath)