Bowie II Rough Grind

opaul

Well-Known Member
#21
On a totalally different level. I just looked into getting some literature on Bowies...…...There was a book published by Flayderman titled the 'Bowie Knife', the going price on Amazon and other sites is well over $200 used and $400 new.
How can that be?
 

DanF

Well-Known Member
#22
Has any other knife style been as reproduced and romanticized as the bowie, (excepting some movie fantasy knives/swords)?
Looking real good OP!
 

J. Doyle

Dealer - Purveyor
#23
That's funny Doyle in that the accounts I read about the sandbar fight described the Jim Bowies knife as a large butcher knife! I guess this is where the intrigue lies. I was reading older posts from another forum and there are two pages of different opinions on what is and what makes a Bowie.

And then there are the gentleman's Bowies...…………………..

Now only if we could get Marty McFly to help us. :)
You are correct......butcher knife profile, not chef knife......I mis-typed. I went back and edited my post.
 

J. Doyle

Dealer - Purveyor
#24
On a totalally different level. I just looked into getting some literature on Bowies...…...There was a book published by Flayderman titled the 'Bowie Knife', the going price on Amazon and other sites is well over $200 used and $400 new.
How can that be?
The flayderman book is good. I've had a chance to flip through it a few times. Price is in line with what I've seen.

I just got "A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife In America" book for Christmas from my wife. Equally good with much of the same content and more affordable.....around $75 I think?
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
#27
The flayderman book is good. I've had a chance to flip through it a few times. Price is in line with what I've seen.

I just got "A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife In America" book for Christmas from my wife. Equally good with much of the same content and more affordable.....around $75 I think?
I'll have to check that out John! What a thoughtful Christmas present from your wife!
 

springer82

Well-Known Member
#37
When Jim Bowie's mother was informed of his death, she calmly stated, "I'll wager no wounds were found in his back."

Great article. Thanks for sharing. FYI. The front story in this months Blade magazine is about Bowie’s knife.
Thanks Op. I'll take a look.
 
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opaul

Well-Known Member
#40
Hold on...….... You screwed up that other 1 and already made this oneo_O...….. You have to tell whet kind of coffee you drink because I need to get some of that.....Lol
I really did mess the first one up. I got in a hurry and let the grind get away from me. I was really disappointed as the initial grind was spot on for me.
This one is a little larger and coming along nicely. I’m beginning to like working with antlers.
 
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