Bowie II Rough Grind

opaul

Well-Known Member
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
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
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
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
you know how to contact Marty McFly?
when you talk to him give him my number... I 've some things that I want to talk about.
HA! Me to! I think I'll start with lottery numbers and a few choice stocks.
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
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!
 

Smallshop

KNIFE MAKER
Never forget the ability of Hollywood to firmly cement something in our minds....If I was scratching around for some of the Bowie Knife's "history" I'd check there first...lol
 

springer82

Well-Known Member
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

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I couldn't maintain the flats from the initial grind and in trying pretty much destroyed that blade. So, I started another one and did a flat grind. Here is where I am so far on this blade. I have a nickel guard and pin with the stag handle. This knife is 13" OAL with a 7-3/4" blade.
 

Volkert Forge

KNIFE MAKER
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
 

opaul

Well-Known Member
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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