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    Quote Originally Posted by victorio1sw View Post
    What is the maker's name on your Bowie? Just by its spear point and general appearance, it looks like one of mine. The added picture here is my J. Rodgers & Sons product from the 1850's-60's. They were at No. 6 Norfolk St. in Sheffield, England. The blade measures 9", and is fitted with a German silver guard and escutcheon. The overall length is 13-3/4". The upper edge of the blade measures 5/16" thick at the guard.
    Your Bowie dates to 1892 or later when England was added to the address to satisfy the US requirement for the country of origin to be marked on any item imported into this country. This is still true today but stickers are now allowed in some cases.

    There are a few so called Bowies in this box.

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    Mentallapse, that is an awesome Krag bayonet. Ran into one in similar condition earlier this year but couldn’t swing it. Fantastic blade!
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    I've been patiently waiting to see a Randall Bowie. I do see a Randall sticking out of Mike's box but it's not a Bowie, I'm guessing a late 70's model #1. For Randall Bowie enthusiast this is the holy grail. a complete matching set of Randall Bowies with center cut Elephant ivory. The hardware is .999 pure silver (milled not cast).


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    DAYUM, Rick! I can't imagine the work that went into them plus the market value. Awesome cutlery!
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    What constitutes a Bowie knife is subject to debate. I have included my US 1917 trench knife by L.F. &C. dug 2nd battle of the Somme.
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    Thanks guys for the really great pictures. Bowie to me is about the hero's in American history. While the knifestyle is a good reminder of our historical greatness it's also a living monument just like the Colt SAA is. The two together are an awesome display of Americana

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    I've always had trouble knowing what is a Bowie vs a lot of other types of knifes, skinners, even some carving knives look like what some show as Bowies. But this has the heritage, WWII Commando K-bar.

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    Here is another of mine. This is a fantastic bowie/dirk knife by Sauerland & Hatch Co. of Birmingham, England. This company took over for Vives, Levison & Co in 1860 and existed until 1877 when they went out of business. This knife was likely made in Sheffield. It is in fantastic condition and has its original Moroccan leather. The handle is a nickel silver cutlery style of a lovely pattern. The blade is 5” and the knife measures 9 1/8” overall.








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    Quote Originally Posted by big_gus View Post
    That’s a good knife skilled. I’d rather have yours than this one:
    https://stevebarnettfineguns.com/mis...t-ct-knife-501

    Odd thing is they both marked no 501 but his is the small “original Bowie style”. Your “Spear point” is way cooler in my book (and over 3 inches longer), both great knives!

    I’ll not comment any further on the Bowie knife not being a fighting knife. Everyone has their own opinion, I like looking at history and experience (where applicable) to form mine. To each their own.
    Here is the info on the maker. Its from the book A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America. Another example is the one on the far right. Same handle and scales as mine.
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    Here are a couple of weapons. They have been posted before in different threads. Thanks for looking. keith

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