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Bowie knife thread

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by KiltedClaymore, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Member

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    ok, i wanna see some of your bowie knives. or really any favorite large knife.

    heres mine (not a pic of MY knife, same make and model, just im lazy and didnt want to dig out my camera)

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    dad has one from the 60's and i got one afew years back to give his "company"
     
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    [​IMG]

    My American Kami Bowie. If I ever get a chance, I hope to take this one on a hog hunt.
     
  3. KiltedClaymore

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    i'd love to hunt with my bowie. it's named a "pig sticker" for a reason!:D
     
  4. JShirley

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    Here's a pic of my HI Crow Bowie, next to two very large (Desert Cruiser and Buck Stryder) folders.

    The spots are from the very persistent oil on the blade...

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  5. KiltedClaymore

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    the yin yang on the handle is a nice touch!
     
  6. JShirley

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    Thanks. :)

    All my HIs would fall into the big knife category, if you didn't just go with "short sword". ;)
     
  7. Joe Demko

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    There's a Cold Steel Laredo Bowie around here somewhere I got for cheap.
    I have a Randall #14 Attack that I think is absolutely the shiznit.
    If I can find it, there's a Muela Bowie Piggyback set, too; though I bought mine over 20 years ago and the knives are a little different from the ones in the picture. Mine have wooden handles for one thing.
    Hanging on the wall in my basement are some other bowie knives. There's a cheap Pakistani bowie of the same pattern as KiltedClaymore's knife. Oddly enough, the Pakistanis apparently made a good one by accident when they did this one. I've no idea what scrap metal they used for the blade, but it is very hard and very tough. There's a pair of souvenier knives an old friend had made in the Philipines during WWII (the big one). They have buffalo horn handles and follow the general south Pacific style in construction, but the blades are definitely American-style bowies.
     
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    Joe,

    I like the #14 a lot, except for the handle. :( Those finger ridges...
     
  9. Joe Demko

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    #14 can be had without them.
     
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    Guess that's yet another to add to the list of "after I hit the bestseller lists..."
    ;)
     
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    Get something on the bestseller lists and I'll give you mine. You can have it rehandled.
     
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    Here's a classic Randall I have had for a while:

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  13. KiltedClaymore

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    so i found out what type my bowie is. its a James Black/Musso pattern S-guard bowie knife
     
  14. KiltedClaymore

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    also found out that in the late 1830's, several southern states passed anti-bowie knife legislation attempting to curtail the manufacture and sale of the implements. In 1837, the Alabama legislature imposed a $100 transfer tax on bowie knives and stipulated that any killing with a bowie knife was murder regardless of the circumstances (Cramer 1999)
     
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    Here's a knife I brought back from the Oregon Knife Show last April, next to a
    3" model 36 for scale. It was the artist's first show and i just liked the work.

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  19. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Dave P, heck of a good pigsticker there. Those Randalls are beee-yooots.

    I wouldn't be surprised if JS was the technical advisor on the first Crocodile Dundee film, when they got to "that's not a knife; now THERE's a knife" scene. At's a biggun. :)

    P.S./hijack: I have that same Desert Cruiser folder. It's one of my 3 favorite large folders, and one of my top 6 or 7 favorites of any folder. It's just very aesthetically pleasing, as well as highly functional.
     
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    Hey, John. Which one should I post?
     
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    PremiumSauces,

    I'll try to get a group photo of them to save on space. Right now I think I have 8-10 custom "Bowies".
     
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    Schweet - I can't wait to check them out! :)
     
  24. KiltedClaymore

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    agreed. family pics are always good!
     
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    Premium, it's just less than 19" OAL. :)

    hso is likely to make y'all die of envy when he posts that picture...
     
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