FB46 Bow River

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The FB46 Bow River is Spyderco's third collaboration with custom knifemaker Phil Wilson, following the success of his Southfork and Sprig model.

Appearance in catalogs

The FB46 Bow River appeared in the following catalogs:


Phil Wilson

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

FB46 Bow River

Custom knifemaker Phil Wilson is an avid hunter and fisherman who incorporates his outdoor experience into every one of his designs. Hands down one of Spyderco’s most popular collaborators, his highly refined fixed-blade designs are the cutting tools of choice of savvy outdoorsmen worldwide.

Wilson’s latest collaboration with Spyderco is the Bow River -- an expression of his incredibly popular custom design specifically geared toward budget-conscious adventurers. This compact, all-purpose design features a full-flat-ground, trailing-point blade crafted from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. The blade is paired with a contoured, ergonomic handle made with layered black and gray G-10.

Complete with a high-quality leather sheath, the Bow River offers exceptional design and performance at an affordable price.[1]


The FB46 is made in Taiwan and features a:

  • Trailing-point blade
  • Grey and Black G-10 handle
  • Lanyard hole in the handle.
SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Sheath Clip Collectors club
FB46G Black & greyG-10 PE 8Cr13MoV 2018 - $54.00(2020) Regular Production Full Flat Leather Belt loop Main

Most collectible variation

The original FB46 Bow River, complete with original box and papers in mint condition, is likely to be the most collectible version.

Questions regarding collecting the FB46

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the FB46 Bow River:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB46G 207mm 111mm 93mm 2.7mm 108g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the FB46 Bow River:

Variation Length overall Length blade Length edge Blade thickness Weight
FB46G 8.14" 4.36" 3.65" 0.108" 3.8oz


  1. The FB46 Bow River in Spyderco's online catalog


The FB46 Bow River, with its leather sheath