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    Love the Bowie Knife

    A true American Icon. I am really getting into collecting these. Please post one of yours?




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    I like that knife...There is a Knife Store in Boise, Idaho, about 30 minute drive for me that has a HUGE selection of sharp tools...I can spend hours on their web site..


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    SPECS:

    Blade Material ~ Solingen Stainless Steel
    Blade Length ~ 9.5"
    Overall Length ~ 14"
    Type ~ Clip Point
    Grip Material ~ Red Deer Stag Antler
    Country of Origin ~ Germany
    City of Origin ~ Solingen


    The maker of the original Hen and Rooster knives, Bertram, was founded in 1845 and was quickly recognized as one of the finest knives crafted in Solingen, Germany.






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    Here is a rare Krag bowie knife/bayonet. It is the first I have seen.


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    A few Bowies:




    A pair of Ed Kalfayan “Searles”Pattern Bowies



    Toshi Michinaka Miniature English Pattern Bowie



    Roger “Mudbone” Jones MINI C guard Bowie

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    I have a few displayed in my coffee table in the front room. None are antique. The top center at 20 inches overall with a stag handle is a Colt branded 175th anniversary of the battle of the Alamo. Below it is a custom copy of the famous Joe Musso Bowie at 19 inches overall. The one below that is a Chinese made movie replica of a knife used in two movies and a TV show. It was originally made for the Iron Mistress movie starring Alan Ladd as Bowie and then later was carried again by Richard Widmark as Bowie in John Wayne's 1960 Alamo movie. The same knife was loaned out again for the first episodes of the Aventures of Jim Bowie TV series, but rather than pay rental they had their own knife made for the rest of the series.

    The knife in the upper left-hand corner was the very first Bowie I ever bought around 1960 or 61. It came with a display plaque and wasn't meant for use since the blade was so thin. That's probably because it was made by Carvel Hall--a steak knife company

    Anyway, you know what those boys from Texas always say: Go big--or go home.



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    Quote Originally Posted by skilled View Post
    A true American Icon. I am really getting into collecting these. Please post one of yours?




    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.
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    I don't have any old original Bowie's- I do have a small collection of modern "repros"



    The Ontario Bill Bagwell, authorized factory made Bowie's- are my favorite




    Above is a real deal hand forged Bill Bagwell Bowie damn beautiful!

    but above my pay grade lol
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    These are great looking knives!
    I'm curious though....what features make a "bowie knife" a "bowie knife" ? Is it just any knife that's really big?
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    Here's a few well used small Bowie's [camp knives] and one civil war era Bowie knife on the bottom that I have collected over the years.
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