Spyderco FB04PBB Perrin Street Bowie Black - 5.05" FFG VG-10 Blade - Black FRN Handle w/Kraton Inserts

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Spyderco FB04PBB Street Bowie - Black Finish VG-10 Blade - Black FRN Handle w/Kraton Inlay

Fred Perrin is a former French Army Commando, a national Tae Kwon Do champion, a European full-contact stick fighting champion, and one of Europe’s most sought-after close-combat and self-defense instructors. He is also an accomplished custom knifemaker and craftsman, specializing in his own uniquely functional designs optimized for military and personal-defense use.

Perrin’s original FB04 Street Bowie was one of Spyderco’s earliest fixed-blade collaborations. Its versatile Bowie-style blade offers both power and finesse, making it suitable for a wide range of cutting chores. The injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle features hand-filling contours and molded Kraton® inserts that, together with the deep index-finger choil, literally lock the knife into the user’s hand for superior control.

Long a favorite among savvy knife users worldwide, the Street Bowie is now back by popular demand. Like the original, the current version boasts a flat-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade. In classic Bowie style, it features a straight clip point that centers the tip on the knife’s centerline for maximum control and penetration. An extended section of jimping (textured grooves) on the spine of the blade mates seamlessly with a molded, textured panel on the handle for additional security and control. To reduce its reflective properties, the blade has a durable black ceramic coating.

The new Street Bowie features a completely redesigned sheath. Injection molded from polymer, it has a high throat for positive retention while still providing a full grip on the knife at the outset of the draw. It includes Spyderco’s versatile G-Clip attachment, which supports both belt carry and clip-style inside-the-waistband carry. Configurable for vertical, horizontal, or diagonally canted carry, it can be attached to both sides and both faces of the symmetrical sheath.
The Street Bowie is an incredibly versatile knife that is ideal for both utilitarian and personal-defense applications. It is also a reflection of its designer, Fred Perrin, and his exceptional understanding of functional simplicity.

  • Category End Use: LE/Military/Self Defense
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
  • Blade Length: 5.05” (128 mm)
  • Edge Length: 4.74" (120 mm)
  • Length Overall: 9.38” (238 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .157” (4 mm)
  • Handle Material: Black FRN w/Kraton Inlay
  • Weight, Knife: 3.8 oz. (108 g)
  • Made In: Japan

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  • 5
    Spyderco Perrin Street Bowie 5.05

    Posted by Jamie Hines on Apr 24th 2023

    This is the best blade that I have and I have a handful now. I carry this sturdy blade every now and then, I usually stick to my pocket knife that I also purchased from Cutlery Shoppe. I recommend this for everyone in search of a good traveling companion.

  • 5
    Return of One of the Best

    Posted by Jed Smith on Mar 11th 2013

    Unfortunately, I discovered this Fred Perrin design after it had been discontinued by Spyderco. I looked all over and couldnt find them anywhere. The ones I found were on auction sites and sold for hundreds of dollars - even for used examples. I even looked for the Perrin custom versions, and considered ordering one from Fred Perrin. I dont know if he is even taking orders for custom knives now. In any case, it would have been a very long & expensive wait to get one - if he were accepting new orders. - - - So, I was absolutely thrilled when I heard Spyderco was making the Street Bowie again ! Get them while you can folks. This is a premier tactical knife that can also be a good general use knife. Do a little websearch on Fred Perrin and this knife, and you'll see why. - - - I will be buying several. Getting one of my 'dream knives' ended up costing me a lot less than I had imagined a couple years ago.