"Under-The Hill" was the notoriously rowdy riverfront district of Natchez, Mississippi at the beginning of the nineteenth century. So disreputable, it was seldom mentioned in the polite drawing rooms of the antebellum mansions that dotted the other side of town during the era when cotton was king. Our Natchez Bowie was born "Under-The-Hill" and takes its pedigree from those seedy taverns and dimly lit streets. Line-bred for battle, it’s the definitive fighting Bowie. Its long blade is perfectly shaped for strength, reach and leverage, and its significant heft is flawlessly balanced, giving it unparalleled liveliness and velocity. Combine all that with its wickedly razor sharp edge and you have a knife that pierces like a dagger, cuts like a razor and chops like a cleaver! The very best in materials and workmanship is what makes performance like this possible. The blade is made of VG-1 San Mai. The handle also plays a big role in the overall performance. It has a double quillon guard, bolster, and pommel made of brass and black linen micarta grip. It will easily accommodate a wide variety of gripping methods while serving as a very formidable impact weapon as well. To complement the Natchez Bowie and to further cement its position as the quintessential fighting Bowie, it comes with a black leather sheath with belt loop and original box. Excellent condition.