1974 Smith & Wesson Blackie Collins designed Texas Bowie model 6010
In 1972 Smith and Wesson worked with a well known and innovative knife designer Blackie Collins to introduce the company into the knife business. This program was announced in 1975 and seven knives were initially offered. Called the Survival Series they included a Bowie, Outdoorsman, Survival, Skinner a folding hunter knife, a fisherman knife and a filet knife.
The blades were forged from modified 440 Series Stainless Steel. A total of 47 operation from forging to hand polishing are performed on the blade before fitting to the handle on the Survival knife. Smith and Wesson produced in house a few other knives but none that required the amount of hand fitting as this series. The most beautiful knives S&W ever produced in house.
This is model 6010 the Bowie Knife which is a traditional Bowie Style blade configuration with similar shaped sharpened false edge. The Wessonwood handle is blended smoothly with the double quillion brass guard and pommel. The Bowie has a 6” blade, 10” overall and weighs 13 oz.
This knife was produced in 1974 and has a low serial number 3792. The blade is in excellent condition and the sheath looks great, a snap needs to be replaced or repaired (happened alot on these models). Has a factory box and factory brochure. Judge the condition by the photos. A great, classic knife to carry, display or handle.