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Iconic Bowie Knives in Films

There are many films that depict American bowie knives. Here are just a few of them.

Rambo I-IV

This popular film series was famous for the bowie knives that Rambo, (Sylvester Stallone) carried and used throughout the Saga. Rambo’s bowie knife was depicted as a knife that could do it all. Below are some pictures of Rambo cutting through wire with the large bowie.

There are possibly no more iconic bowie knives in any film than the knives that Rambo carried. Each film in the series featured a slightly different bowie knife, but they are all similar.

Crocodile Dundee 

In this classic 1986 film Crocodile Dundee, (Paul Hogan) Pulls out his rather large Bowie knife on an unsuspecting New York Mugger. He then Declares That’s not a knife… That’s a knife. This epic phrase is well known in the world of knives. Chances are, you are even thinking this phrase in his cool Australian accent.


Commando is a 1985 American action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this film Arnold brought a Bowie knife to a gun fight and won!

The Alamo

Col. Davy Crockett (played by John Wayne) admires a Bowie knife in this classic 1960 film.

Cowboys & Aliens

This is the Stegel bowie knife that Harrison Ford uses in the movie.

The Expendables

Again Sylvester Stallone uses a Bowie knife in this movie.

The list of movies featuring Bowie knives is so vast not all of them could be posted here. The Bowie knife continues to be one of Americas favorite knives for any task.

2 thoughts on “Iconic Bowie Knives in Films

  1. never really thouhgt i would be into the Steel Tiger, so i got the FGX Nightshade version to try it out months ago ive been using it a lot for opening the mail or packages at home, if i dont have a knife on my person for some reason.and im really loving the feel of it, im thinking one within the next few months.great review, thanks!

  2. Talking about going naked!!!! I always feel naked without at least 1 knife with me at any moment. It’s not for the ability to kill but the other uses in life are so tremendous I couldn’t live without at least one. There is not a day I don’t use one of my many knives at any given moment. I am particular not to use any foreign made knives except maybe German or British Sheffield, other than that every one else can keep their knives in their own countries and leave my American butt alone!!! Enjoy and happy hunting!!

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