The 2016 SHOT Show auction features a “Western Heritage” tribute highlighting the artistry of legendary and modern names in the sporting firearms industry, including Baron Engraving, John Bianchi’s Frontier Gunleather, Colt, Phil Evans, Van Horne, Turnbull, Winchester and more.

This Phil Evans-designed, hand-forged Bowie with custom sheath by Andy Humble is the one-of-a-kind SHOT Show auction knife combination.

Phil Evans is a highly respected custom-knife maker and member of the American Bladesmith Society. Phil has created this magnificent 15 ½ inch overall length Bowie Knife to commemorate auction’s “Western Heritage” theme. The massive forged 5160 blade is over 10” long and 3/8” thick at the spine and features forged "S" type guard, iron hardware and a premium stag handle.

The spine of the one-of-a-kind knife features the inscription, “Western Heritage 2016- BOWIE01”

The truly impressive sheath is custom designed by Andy Humble. The sheath incorporates an authentic 5-peso Texas Ranger-type badge with the “Western Heritage” logo and the BOWIE 01 serial number.

“When my friend, Roy Huntington, Editor of American Handgunner magazine suggested there might be an opportunity for me to create a one-of-a-kind knife for the 2016 SHOT Show auction I was equal parts honored, excited and intimidated,” explained Phil Evans. “Then, Roy introduced me to the SHOT Show people at the Shooting Industry Masters shooting competition and I knew this was a project I wanted to be part of.”

Following discussions with Huntington and organizers of the auction, it was unanimous that a dramatic handcrafted Bowie with bold “S” hand guard with premium stag handle would be the perfect knife.

The knife and sheath can be displayed in the high bidder’s home or office in a custom-designed display case created especially for this piece of Western Heritage art.

The SHOT Show auction is administered by the Hunting Heritage Trust for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Proceeds from the auction will benefit programs to further America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage.


The funds generated through the Treasures & Traditions auction will benefit the Hunting Heritage Trust.
Its mission is to provide support for innovative programs and strategic actions
that will help perpetuate America's hunting and shooting sports heritage.
The Hunting Heritage Trust is recognized as a 501c3 public charity by the IRS. 

Terms and Conditions:

  • Items listed on this auction will only be transferred in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Buyer to pre-pay in US funds via personal, bank or certified check made out to Hunting Heritage Trust.
  • Buyer is responsible for shipping charges, per listing and apply to continental US only.
  • Payment must be received within 7 days of close of auction.


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