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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:54 pm

My wife surprised me with a big bowie knife made by Tim Ridge of Swamp Fox knives.. Its a spin off of the Tell Sackett Knife used by Sam Elliot....
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Fred on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Beautiful! What type of stag or horn handle is that?
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:18 pm

Fred, I´m stunned. I don´t know what to say, but that sister of yours is nuts and maybe even somewhat evil, since she can treat her own mother like that, not to mention how she´s treated you, of course.. :shock:

Anyway..Let's talk about Bowie Knives! :D


Right! Good idea. :D

My wife surprised me with a big bowie knife made by Tim Ridge of Swamp Fox knives.. Its a spin off of the Tell Sackett Knife used by Sam Elliot...


Very, very nice! I can´t make out the length of the blade. Is it a bit over 9 inches?
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:32 pm

The blade is a little over 11 inches. The stag is elk horn. He puts an antique finish on the whole knife to give it an old look. I was surprised as how good the handle fit into my hand...it is a whopper!
Glad ya'll like it.......Its a shame, but now it goes in a show case. I wouldnt dare use it :lol:
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:08 am

11 inches? That´s blade a very long blade! :o

Its a shame, but now it goes in a show case. I wouldnt dare use it :lol:


It depends on who it´s used on! ;)
Seriously, you can just have a Bowie knife made for every day purposes. It might be a good hunting knife.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby K Hale on Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:12 am

Seguin wrote:11 inches? That´s blade a very long blade! :o

Its a shame, but now it goes in a show case. I wouldnt dare use it :lol:


It depends on who it´s used on! ;)
Seriously, you can just have a Bowie knife made for every day purposes. It might be a good hunting knife.

Or you can slice ham and bacon with it, or kill snakes.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby gtj222 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:39 am

Or tickle a fellow's ribs with it!!!!!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Arkansan on Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:20 am

Very hansome knife Chris---you must have been a very good boy also.

Cheers

P.S. Actually, I wasn't that good this year, but I had the grand insight to absolve myself of all my transgressions, and simply make believe that I was worth it.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Fred on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:02 am

Cool knife! :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:11 pm

Seguin wrote:11 inches? That´s blade a very long blade! :o

Its a shame, but now it goes in a show case. I wouldnt dare use it :lol:


It depends on who it´s used on! ;)
Seriously, you can just have a Bowie knife made for every day purposes. It might be a good hunting knife.

:D This knife seems to cry out; Davy Crockett, and not Jim Bowie :lol:
I have an everyday bowie type knife that I use at the camp. It does not look like the one in the picture. I dont have a photo of the dang thing, and its at the camp....It has a nine inch heavy 5160 spring steel blade with no guard but a heavy nickel silver bolster and a micarta handle. It is a bad puppy! :o
Spring steel is made from the leaf springs of heavy trucks. It takes and holds an edge very well. I use it mostly cleaning frogs. You just make a slice across the back, chop off the feet, stick your fingers in the slice and pull :? ...wah-la! he's ready for a little flour and grease! :lol: ...sho is good!!!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:20 am

I use it mostly cleaning frogs. You just make a slice across the back, chop off the feet, stick your fingers in the slice and pull :? ...wah-la! he's ready for a little flour and grease! :lol: ...sho is good!!!
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So, you´re a frog eater, and you´re not even French. Of course, living in Louisiana one does get exposed to the French cuisine, I guess. :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:47 pm

LOL!...you are too funny Hans :lol:
You are correct, I am full blooded Irish....but my wife is cajun french ;) ...she was from a small town just southeast of Lake Charles LA. called Welch. Her Grandmother never spoke english :o
In Louisiana, we usually eat what we kill or catch - - crawfish, frogs, deer, rabbits, squirrel, and so on! :o
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:51 pm

Back to the Bowie Knife :o
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:54 pm

whoops!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:33 pm

More Bowie Knives from my collection.....this is a version of the Bart Moore Bowie done in Damascus....by the late Robert Blasingame......enjoy :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby gtj222 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:29 pm

cc nolen wrote:LOL!...you are too funny Hans :lol:
You are correct, I am full blooded Irish....but my wife is cajun french ;) ...she was from a small town just southeast of Lake Charles LA. called Welch. Her Grandmother never spoke english :o
In Louisiana, we usually eat what we kill or catch - - crawfish, frogs, deer, rabbits, squirrel, and so on! :o
Sho is fine!
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And we wear our shoes on Sunday when we go to church. :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby K Hale on Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:26 am

cc nolen wrote:More Bowie Knives from my collection.....this is a version of the Bart Moore Bowie done in Damascus....by the late Robert Blasingame......enjoy :D

Zebra blade!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:54 am

cc nolen wrote:More Bowie Knives from my collection.....this is a version of the Bart Moore Bowie done in Damascus....by the late Robert Blasingame......enjoy :D


That´s a beautiful blade pattern! I´ve never seen it before. It sure stands out. Bart Moore going zebra. :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:09 pm

I think he made the blade from a chain saw chain.....it is a wicked sight
Here is my Iron Mistress made by Blasingame....enjoy
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Fred on Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:39 pm

Wow, a chainsaw blade! Cool!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:49 am

Nice 'Mistress' you´ve got there! I think she´ll take good care of you. :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:06 am

cc nolen wrote:I think he made the blade from a chain saw chain....

The Bowie Chainsaw Massacre. I can see the promotion for the movie already!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:11 pm

Hard to defend with a bowie knife when the bad guy has a chain saw!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:17 am

Very cool and modern looking Bowie knife you´ve got there!
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby K Hale on Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:51 am

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cc nolen wrote:I think he made the blade from a chain saw chain....

The Bowie Chainsaw Massacre. I can see the promotion for the movie already!

Reminds me of the Grass Fight reenactment... lol
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:54 pm

Seguin wrote:Very cool and modern looking Bowie knife you´ve got there!

This was Mike Stephens version of the Musso bowie if it were made in todays time :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:21 pm

Sorry, I like the original version better. This one looks... too modern. :lol:
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:08 pm

I agree Rich....but you know how those artist are :o ....seems like everyone has a personal touch to add :lol:
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:59 am

cc nolen wrote:I agree Rich....but you know how those artist are :o ....seems like everyone has a personal touch to add :lol:

Just like Alamo movies. LOL.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:54 pm

Exactly :o
Now, what happened to the bowie knife? :roll:
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Postby NefariousNed on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:36 pm

I still say that painting looks like Mike Waters.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby K Hale on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:18 am

He's touching the blade. :o
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:26 am

I still say that painting looks like Mike Waters.


Yes, Mike Waters holding the Musso Bowie.

He's touching the blade. :o


Sacrilege! Where´s the tar and feathers? :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:37 pm

Well, after all it is his knife :roll: .....and even though it is sharp, you should be able to hold the blade with little pressure :o
Why dont you try that pose with your big Bowie Knife....be careful :lol:
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby K Hale on Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:58 am

cc nolen wrote:Well, after all it is his knife :roll: .....and even though it is sharp, you should be able to hold the blade with little pressure :o
Why dont you try that pose with your big Bowie Knife....be careful :lol:
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Me touch the blade? I've been taught.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:25 pm

Rules are made to be broken......maybe touch this one, sure is alot of contraversy on this piece of steel :o
Well maybe not this exact piece, but the one I copied... :lol:
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:15 pm

who took my knife!!!............a good painting by Wade Dillon, thanks Wade
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:24 pm

This is the late Mr Logan Sewell of Vidallia La. I met Mr Sewell at the Antique Knife Show in Natchez Ms. in 2008. He had one of the best collections of Bowie Knives in the world....He is holding the Stafford Bowie which was made by Daniel Searles who also made the Fowler knife on display at the alamo.
Seems like the Bowie's liked Searles made knives....not really what you think of when you talk Bowie Knives :o
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby K Hale on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:39 pm

Chris, is he the gentleman who was descended from the Wells family, or was that someone else?
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby John W Smith on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:53 pm

Logan was descended from Madison Wells, whose brother, Samuel Levi Wells, was a principle in the sandbar duel. Another brother, Thomas Jefferson Wells, was also at the sandbar as a witness to the affair of honor.

Logan and I were good friends. We did not always agree. For instance, I am very strongly inclined to believe that James Black made unmarked, silver mounted, guardless, coffin-handled knives. I also believe that Black made a knife for Rezin (it is in a museum in northwest Arkansas) and that he probably made one for James. Logan and a few others in the Antique Bowie Knife Association disputed the Black story altogether.

But the important thing was that Logan and I could agree to disagree without resorting to our own affair of honor. We could disagree and still respect each other.

Logan truly personified the chivalrous southern gentleman.
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