The Bowie Knife first popularized by Colonel James "Jim" Bowie in the early 19th century. It was first made by James Black, although its common use refers to any large sheath knife with a clip point.
The "Jim Bowie knife" first became famous due to Bowie's use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight. The knife pattern is still popular with collectors; in addition to various knife manufacturing companies there are hundreds of custom knife makers producing Bowies and variations.
This weapon is dual wielded by Kano in Mortal Kombat X and appears in every variation except Cybernetic where he uses his more iconic Knives instead. By MK11, some of Kano's Shanks appear quite similar to a Bowie Knife.