EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:46 pm

Wow! Tim Steingass is fast! He called this morning and he stayed up last nite and finished the big knife. I tried something different with some bloodwood inlays.
Just something different. Hope ya like um.
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Postby SantaClaus on Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:50 pm

Beautiful knife. I love that bloodwood inlay handle.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Just when you think you have seen it all :o Brass-back, Steel-back, No Back.... and now, Wood-back! :roll:
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:30 pm

Looks like a 19th. century version of my dad's old meat cleaver. But there doesn't appear to be any weight behind it in order to chop.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:50 pm

RLC-GTT wrote:Looks like a 19th. century version of my dad's old meat cleaver. But there doesn't appear to be any weight behind it in order to chop.

I'll bet Mr Curilla could swing a mean cleaver! Now he was a real Knife Man!
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:51 pm

Dangit Rich! Now I'm hungry - again. :D
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:29 am

Now I know what to put out as bait to draw you into snowball range!
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

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Wow. That is one unique type of edged weapon. Where did it come from?

The Inuits use a similar type for skinning seals and walruses...
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Postby Seguin on Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:58 am

cc nolen wrote:Here is the first of 3 he will make for me on this project.


Great looking handle! - Any scalp hunter would be proud of having such a knife. :D
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Postby cc nolen on Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:57 pm

Buckshot wrote:
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Wow. That is one unique type of edged weapon. Where did it come from?

The Inuits use a similar type for skinning seals and walruses...
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I have had that photo for a long time...I dont remember where I got it.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Posted this over on the Everything Bowie thread, but thought it may go here to. Enjoy...
Joe Musso's painting of Bowie's final moments.
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Postby cc nolen on Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:24 pm

Bill Gorneman's fantastic article in True West March edition....check it out and let us know what you think.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:30 am

Ron Ianitello brought a very rare "Bowie Spoon" to the perch. (Made for the
DRT in 1891.) It is one of three.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:33 am

Beautiful. Hope he keeps good track of it. What a treasure.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby Seguin on Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:19 am

It´s beautiful and one rare item!

It of course reminds me of the old Bowie spoon joke:
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Banfield is about to begin work on the Samuel Bell Bowie, which I was pleased to see the
real thing at the new Bowie display at the Alamo. It is in the old Library and will be there
for a year. Get by and see it if you can.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:34 pm

Beginning another project for later this year. This is an English Bowie that was
just sold by Mike Worley. I do not know what the final price was, but the
estimate was $35000.00 :o

I will stick to a good ole replica by Cowboy Bob Giles of Montana....more to
come later. :D
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Postby Seguin on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:56 am

That´s some blade! First time i see a handle like that. Interesting shape.
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Postby cc nolen on Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Seguin wrote:That´s some blade! First time i see a handle like that. Interesting shape.

Still doing research on it Hans, but I believe the handle is some sort of bull horn.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:04 pm

Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:
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Postby cc nolen on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:05 pm

They had moved the Caiaphas Ham Knife from the Long barrack to the new display. (2nd knife from top)
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Postby cc nolen on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:08 pm

Bowie Knife Ladies! Nancy and Linda with their knives. :D
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Postby K Hale on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:31 pm

cc nolen wrote:Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:

Aw man! I asked the guy for permission but was denied. :/
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Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:43 pm

K Hale wrote:
cc nolen wrote:Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:

Aw man! I asked the guy for permission but was denied. :/

A rule in progress?
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Postby K Hale on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:51 pm

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cc nolen wrote:Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:

Aw man! I asked the guy for permission but was denied. :/

A rule in progress?

Maybe. I even asked if it was OK to take photos without flash. Dude said no photos.
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Postby cc nolen on Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:01 pm

We had to go get Dr Winders. The Folks at Blade Mag. and Knife Mag. had asked if we could get some pics. They are trying to do a story on the exhibit.
To bad we didnt have a good camera...just a cell phone, and it was too dark. :(
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Postby NefariousNed on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 pm

Grand Opening is this Sunday with ribbon cutting and cake. Perhaps they will be lax on photo restrictions.
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby K Hale on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:36 pm

cc nolen wrote:We had to go get Dr Winders. The Folks at Blade Mag. and Knife Mag. had asked if we could get some pics. They are trying to do a story on the exhibit.
To bad we didnt have a good camera...just a cell phone, and it was too dark. :(

That's what I need, a media badge! 8-)
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Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:04 am

Good idea!
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby Seguin on Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:00 am

cc nolen wrote:Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:


The one in the middle looks a bit weird or atypical for a Bowie knife. It´s probably pretty rare.
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Postby cc nolen on Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Seguin wrote:
cc nolen wrote:Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:


The one in the middle looks a bit weird or atypical for a Bowie knife. It´s probably pretty rare.

Those made by Samuel Bell are all very rare. He was famous for making the small dirk or dagger style knife. His workmanship was second to none.
His knives are sought after by collectors all over the World.
I have held the big one at the top. It use to belong to Mark Zalesky. He was kind enough to let me inspect the beauty in Natchez a few years back.
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Postby cc nolen on Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:57 pm

Hey!! I just noticed my mug shot (Avatar) is gone! :o ...Guess folks got tired of looking at it and did away with it??? :shock:
Didnt mean to continue to scare folks but its the only face I have. At least I'm not two faced or I wouldnt have used that one!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby K Hale on Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:33 pm

I can see it. Same one as always. Not scary, ha!
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby SantaClaus on Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:16 pm

I can still see it, too, Chris. Perhaps it's merely a temporary tear in the space-time continuum. Happens all the time. It's caused by alien space ships that travel faster than the speed of light.
I met a space alien once. I expected him to have green or light gray skin, but he was as dark as life guard in the middle of a hot summer. So, I asked him about his skin color, and here's what he said.
SPACE ALIEN: "I'M TAN FROM THE SUN."
RICHARD: "I'M RICHARD FROM THE EARTH."
Space aliens are everywhere. I bet one even went to see the Bowie knife exhibition at the Alamo. Then again, maybe I've been in the sun too long. :lol:
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby cc nolen on Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:53 pm

That's strange...I don't see it anymore. Hmmm, You may be right Richard. 8-)
Just a square that says Avatar on it.
Are those guys green or yellow Richard? :roll: ....Only me :shock:
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:18 pm

cc nolen wrote:That's strange...I don't see it anymore. Hmmm, You may be right Richard. 8-)
Just a square that says Avatar on it.
Are those guys green or yellow Richard? :roll: ....Only me :shock:

Are you on your home computer, or Ipad and smart phone? I know when my old dinosaur PC is running slow, picture images will take a long time to load.

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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby SantaClaus on Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:06 pm

Seguin wrote:The one in the middle looks a bit weird or atypical for a Bowie knife. It´s probably pretty rare.


cc nolen wrote:Those made by Samuel Bell are all very rare. He was famous for making the small dirk or dagger style knife. His workmanship was second to none.
His knives are sought after by collectors all over the World.
I have held the big one at the top. It use to belong to Mark Zalesky. He was kind enough to let me inspect the beauty in Natchez a few years back.
Chris...

That is really cool. 8-) I don't think I've every held in my hand anything worthy of being put on display in a museum. However, I must tell you that the knife you gave me is kept next to a John Wayne photo on a living room shelf. Every visitor to my house is shown that knife, and then I show them the picture of John Wayne which I always say is a picture of my father. That big knife usually draws an expression of awe, and the picture of "my father" usually brings on a grin. :D
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Re: EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

Postby Seguin on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:47 am

cc nolen wrote:
Seguin wrote:
cc nolen wrote:Bowie Display in the Old Alamo Library.
Took a while, but we got permission to take some photos....but then it was too dark. :roll:


The one in the middle looks a bit weird or atypical for a Bowie knife. It´s probably pretty rare.

Those made by Samuel Bell are all very rare. He was famous for making the small dirk or dagger style knife. His workmanship was second to none.
His knives are sought after by collectors all over the World.
I have held the big one at the top. It use to belong to Mark Zalesky. He was kind enough to let me inspect the beauty in Natchez a few years back.
Chris...


I´ll bet one of his knives cost a few hundred bucks (cough-cough). It sure looks special. I wonder if it feels good holding it since the handle is a bit special too.

Hey!! I just noticed my mug shot (Avatar) is gone! :o ...Guess folks got tired of looking at it and did away with it??? :shock:
Didnt mean to continue to scare folks but its the only face I have. At least I'm not two faced or I wouldnt have used that one!!! :lol: :lol:
What happened Ned? duhhh?
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Don´t worry, Chris! Your avatar is two faced as always. :D
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