Browning Knives DX 512 Bowie Knife

Browning Knives DX 512 Bowie Knife is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 12.
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Browning Knives DX 512 Bowie Knife
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Browning ® has created a true classic masterpiece with the DX 512 Bowie Fixed Blade Knife. The traditional blade and handle design that bowie knives are known for are highlighted with this piece of cutlery. Classic design meets Browning ® quality and precision with the DX 512 Bowie Knife.


  • Traditional blade and handle design
  • DX 512 blade design
  • Quality and precision


  • Blade Length: 7 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 12"
  • Brand: Browning
  • Country of Origin: Imported


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Knife & I'm Tired of Thoughtless Reviews I am worn out from reading reviews that seem to have not been thought out or were written by those who, though perhaps experienced, seem to not be analytical enough about knives and other outdoor equipment. It seems everyone, shallowly, envisions themselves as Bear Grylls or Grizzly Adams, both of whom would probably understand knives much better than these reviewers across the internet.This knife has a deep, thinly ground hollow grind, making much of the blade from the edge back toward the spine pretty thin. this is unlike a Ka-Bar which is flat ground like a wood chopping wedge.Thus this Browning 'Bowie' is what a Bowie was meant to be, a fighting and large hunting knife. This is not a Bowie replica but generally comes closer than many. It had a dog's head guard with only one protective piece, unlike the traditional Bowie.This is the type of blade to use for cutting meat not chopping wood. And I'm so sick of hearing of your failed batoning tests, using a good knife as a wood-splitting wedge and beating it up with a heavy stick or whatever. That behavior is generally stupid if you have the correct equipment with you_ "Hey the hatchet is in my pack, but let's see if we can ruin this new knife instead." Batoning is for use with heavy-bladed survival knives and any knife in a survival emergency. Cutting or splitting wood in general is for hatchets and camp axes.This knife and others like it are for defense against man or beast. This is the one you play Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett with if you ever really have that 'whoops !' experience with a bear or cougar. Don't look for such moments; they aren't often survivable. It is not an expensive knife, but it is one Jim Bowie might have liked to carry. It is certainly more dressy than his was. By the way, I'm aware (after researching) of him actually proven to have been in only one knife fight, the one that gave him his reputation, the Sand Bar Fight.This should be a good skinner for large animals. I'm no expert on that, but it seems a bit big fir skinning smaller ones. Mountain men and such would carry something big like this if they only carried one, a fighter and a skinner, not fir splitting wood. They had a hatchet or tomahawk for that. Many carried a smaller skinning knife.If you are lucky enough to live where you can legally carry a big blade open or concealed and do not or cannot want to carry a gun on that occasion, this is the one under the dinner jacket . . . in a nice custom leather sheath of course. It may not cost much, but it looks like it does. I purchased this in store and online.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A true Traditional Bowie Very nicely put together, the only reason I gave it a 4 star rating is that the sheath that came with it wasn't leather, other wise it would have been perfect !
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty and Sharp, but not finshed out so well I bought this mainly because of the way it looked and the Browning name. Once I got it home and out of the package I could tell it was hastily assembled without much attention to the fitting process. The handles have sharp edges that I will likely sand down, which is something I didn't expect to have to do to a Browning knife. Not a bad knife, just not what I consider Browning quality. If I hadn't lost my receipt I would return it.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks great, but thats it! When I first got this knife for Christmas I was so excited. The blade was very sharp, it was full tang, heavy feeling metal, I thought it was great. This past week I was camping with my kids and was going to show them how to split wood with a knife and start a fire with a Mg fire starter. When I started to split the wood the knife broke about 1.5" up from the handle. I was heartbroken and disappointed. I really thought this was a better knife with a name like Browning on the side of it. I think this knife would be great for things like cooking and general cutting uses, just not for a backwoodsman or survivalist.
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad knife Got the knife home and it looked really good but that was about it. I was out in the woods and stuck it in a tree stump and the blade snapped in two. Do not buy this knife get something made in America.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from average quality...good price good price for the knife...time will tell if it is good quality
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Love This Knife! We recently purchased the Browning Dx 512 for my wife. Being avid campers for many years. My K-Bar has always been by my side, but was not always practical where cooking was concerned because of the blade's coating. So when we purchased the browning, my wife fell in love with the feel and weight of the blade. I must admit, once I held it, I too appreciated the overall balance and weight of it. My wife informed me that I was exhibiting Knife envy, (She was right), so I purchased one for myself. Very happy so far because we use it to prep food and it is awesome and can't wait for our next camping trip to field test it.
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I own two, best knife for money! Just well made and designed, pretty knife. Sharp when you get it and stays that way. Size is perfect for camping and backpacking. Cuts a tomato better than a kitchen knife.
Date published: 2012-08-25
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