FB45 Province

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The FB45 Province is a large Bowie knife, ideally suited for camping, survival and other demanding applications.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB45 appeared in the following catalogs:


Jim Ankerson

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB45 Province

im Ankerson is a passionate student of metallurgy and its relationship to knife design and performance. Drawing from his hard-earned practical knowledge and years of knife-testing experience, he teamed up with custom knifemaker Darrin Sanders to design a capable, all-purpose knife that is ready for anything.

The Province’s clip-point, Bowie-style blade is machined from CPM® 4V, a particle metallurgy tool steel enriched with vanadium and molybdenum for high-caliber strength, edge retention, and toughness. Its high-flat grind balances strength and edge geometry, while it full-tang handle and contoured G-10 scales safeguard a secure, hand-filling grip.

Ideally suited for survival, camping, and other demanding applications, the Province comes complete with a handcrafted leather sheath.[1]


The 5is made in the United States of America and features:

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Sheath Clip Collectors club
FB45 Black G-10 PE CPM-4V 2018 - $400.00 (2020) N/A Full Flat grind Leather Belt Loop Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB45 Province in any variation, complete with original box and papers in mint condition is likely to be the most collectible version.

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB45 Province:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB45G 313mm 172mm 171mm 3.9mm 340g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB45 Province:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB45G 12.33" 6.79" 6.75" 0.154" 12.0oz


  1. The FB45 Province in Spyderco's catalog


The FB45 Province