Designed by renowned custom knifemaker Ed Schempp, Spyderco’s Schempp Bowie honors the iconic American Bowie Knife by expressing it as a modern, high-performance folder. Its distinctive blade faithfully retains the broad profile, long belly, and concave clip point of the classic Bowie pattern, but renders them in premium CPM S30V powdered metallurgy stainless steel. The high flat grind and full-thickness spine offer an exceptional synthesis of strength and low-friction edge geometry, while Spyderco’s Trademark Round Hole™ ensures swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.
The Schempp Bowie’s handle blends tradition and state-of-the-art materials by combining skeletonized full stainless steel liners, carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales, a solid steel backspacer, and classic brass bolsters. The bolsters include a subtle but functional integral double guard and are mated to the scales with a meticulously machined dovetail joint. The classic “coffin-shaped” handle has a slightly “dropped” angle to allow a natural wrist angle during use. This subtle detail shortens the blade’s opening arc, increases cutting power, reduces fatigue, and instinctively orients the point with the axis of the forearm.
A stout LinerLock mechanism locks the blade securely when in use and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip provides instant access and exceptionally discreet tip-up carry. An amazing fusion of traditional style and state-of-the-art manufacturing and materials, Spyderco’s Schempp Bowie is a fitting tribute to one of America’s most revered cultural symbols.
Tip Carry Position