This is the Alamo Bowie. The handle is similar but different than the Zac Bowie, being slightly shorter and smaller. The blade was based very closely on the Cold Steel Natchez Bowie, but I changed the design of the Tang around.
I don't like the way the Natchez Bowie had a cable tang - a cable tang for a blade that size is not acceptable. A bowie knife should be usable as both a utility knife and a weapon; saying it's meant for 'flesh and blood, yielding targets' is not acceptable for a Bowie Knife! While the cable tang is designed to absorb some of the shock of hitting hard targets, I prefer a full tang for the simple reason of extra durability.
The original Zac Bowie was designed to be used in saber grip, where the thumb is placed on the handle in line with the 'spine' of the blade. This originally carried over to the Alamo, but was eventually replaced to make the knife easier to hold in Hammer grip instead. As a result, the finger grooves are smaller, closer together, and the grip is much shorter. The hump of the grip has also been moved forward. I also took the time to do a bit more on the crossguard, adding the little balls to the ends for added appeal.
The blade is 11.5" long curved profile with a convex grind and full clip, making it still large for a Bowie, but not something oversized like the South Texas Stampede.
Also unlike the other knives I've designed, the Alamo features a distinctly hilt-heavy balance, placing the point of balance somewhere between 7/8" and 3/4" behind the crossguard, for better handling characteristics, and the knife weighs only 1.76 lbs (28.2 ounces, roughly 800 grams), and so is roughly 2 lbs lighter than the South Texas Stampede.
Being a direct evolution from the other designs, namely the Zac Bowie and South Texas Stampede, the Alamo Bowie features the same peened construction and solid tang bar, along with a linen-impregnated LM-105 thermosetting resin grip and cast 6061-T6 aluminum hardware, and an AISI 5160 steel blade, specified as double-tempered with differential hardening with a back hardness of 42-45 HRC and an edge hardness of 59-62 HRC.
By computer simulation the blade is rated to take a load of 6.67 KN (around 1500 lbs) concentrated on the primary cutting edge when properly secured in its handle with a safety factor of 1.35. Note that - this does not mean the knife will be indestructible, but it just gives an idea of what the tang improvements will allow the blade to stand up to in comparison to other commercially produced blades that use cable tangs that are fixed in place with a nut instead of a full-length tang with a peen.