It’s not a surprise but Ed Schempp Bowie is not only a knife to keep in a safe for collection.
I have been taking a lot of knives in Tuscany. Fixed blades to test in the wood of the national parks and some folders. But eventually the Bowie has taken an important place in my trip.
First it’s a gorgeous knife which create a lot of conversation.
Also it’s so easy to pocket. This is a huge plus for this EDC: it’s stay in your pocket like a much shorter folder. It’s easy to grab it and to take it. It’s always with you.
I have thinned the edge to the level of my Delica and the result on whittling wood are really outstanding.
It was easy to keep clean and classy. Meaning it can be used in the farm and in the city.
But it’s in the plate and in the kitchen that the Bowie was able to shine bright.
On the table, the Bowie takes its place with pride.
And the Kukri’s curve (Ed Schempp Signature) helps a lot when cutting in the plate.
At the opposite of my ZT0562CF with its flipper getting in the way…
The beef meat cookes at the flame is zipped open by the convexed edge.
The Tuscanian crostini are made of liver are gently spread on bread.
The trip back home leaded us through the Alps and the Opinel birth place.
Spritz, beer, hams and cheeses. The bowie was easy to open and close without to be noticed.
The roblochon is a cheese which needs a long blade.
Eventually the Bowie excellence can be expressed in the woods and in the plate. This is not the case of all folding knives. Ed Schempp’s EDC does it with elegance and efficiency.
So no, really it’s not a safe queen this is a knife to be used every day with pride.