EVOLUTION OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

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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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