Wostenholm knives are known throughout the world. I*XL Wostenholm “Home of the Brave” bowie knife. Made with 420S45 stainless steel. It has a brass guard, pins, and liners, and the handle is made from buffalo horn. This Home of the Brave bowie has a 10″ blade and a 14″ OAL. Wostenholm knives are known throughout the world because of their “I*XL” markings on their knives, which means “I excel”. This mark has been used since 1787 and associated with George Wostenholm in 1831. The Wostenholm brand was by far the most popular brand in America throughout the 19th century. Olde Towne Cutlery both the Wostenholm and Joseph Rodgers brands back to America. This knife should be prominently featured in any collectors display, and it comes with a stunning wood presentation box. The Bowie features the Home of the Brave and Wostenholm etching on the blade and it is stunning!