looking for a Bowie knife

Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Bobitis, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I got the bug and I want one. Where to go?

    I've done some looking, and I see these go for 25-35 bucks. Imposters?

    Seriousley, I'd spend more than that for a decent pocket knife.:confused:

    Supp widdat? Nobody make a quality Bowie knife? Or should I be looking at something else?

    I'm looking for a nice outdoor blade that is versatile. Decent size and wt, that will cut saplings, dress kill, or cut veggies. Must be reasonably easy to resharpen.

    Your ideas are welcome. Thanks.
  2. H-D

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  3. stede

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    Most American cutlers make decent bowies, I've carried a Buck for years and it's done anything I ever asked it to.
    But Bucks aren't the easiest to sharpen in the field unless you have a touch with the stone. The steel is very hard...
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    the bucks are nice and I can usually skin 3 deer with a buck before toucing it up with a diamond stone
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    Specifically, mine is the Buck 119BKS. Google it, you can get one for $45 or so and your great-grandson will be using it long after you're dust... ;)
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    check nearest Cabelas or Sportsman Whse!
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    A Bowie isn't ideal for dressing kill. Far from it actually.
  8. stede

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    Hawg is right. a Bowie blade makes for a good and useful all-round camp/carry knife but if you're dressing out animals there are blades much better suited to the task, and designed specifically for it...
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    I've skinned deer with everything from a box cutter to a 12 inch bowie...I'd rather use the box cutter thn the bowie but I usually use a buck "selector" (made like a 110 but with 3 selectable blades) but I love bowies
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    Check out A G Russell if you want a really nice bowie.
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    You could always check E- Bay or smokie mountain knife works.
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    I have a Ridgid, Bear Paw, Bowie Knife. I don't know if they still make them, or not, but I do know that there was one on Ebey a while back. They should run in the $100 -$150.

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  13. quigleysharps4570

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    I have a variety on hand...but my Bowie sure wouldn't be my pick for an all-round knife. My choice would be the 3rd or 4th knife in this pic. ;)
    Top is the "Kansas" Bowie...Ernie Grospitch was the maker.
    Second is the French Longknife...Billy Watson.
    Third is my little drop point...Ernie Grospitch.
    Fourth is my patch knife...Billy Watson.

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    nice knives I have a western bowie. Great knife.
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    I really like the shape of the 4th one in that pic there...

    back to the op, if you want something easy to sharpen, dont grab a buck knife unless you have a full set of diamond sharpeners, not worth your time to try and sharpen em with anything else imo.

    if you're looking for an all around knife thats common and generally well made, look at the shorter version of the K-Bar (or the longer, if thats what you prefer). i just think the short K-Bar is a pretty well rounded knife for most applications, if you're just limiting yourself to one (why would you do that? :D )
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    I've always wanted a bowie myself. Just for the hell of it. LOL
    Anyone ever had a Case Bowie knife? They look good and feel good. I have 5 Case pocket knives and really love them, but I know nothing of the bowie.

    Thanks in advance.
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