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    BIG Bowie knives?


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    Hey all;
    I've been a knife collector for almost four years now, and have a decent little collection going. One of my favorite patterns is the large bowie knife, but I don't have the money for customs yet and they're of depressingly short supply in the production arena.
    Does anybody know of any large production bowies (8"+ clip point blade) that I might have missed? This would be a good thread to get a list going.

    Cold Steel Laredo Bowie (have the sk-5 version, great knife)
    Cold Steel Natchez Bowie
    Cold Steel Trail Master
    CRK Jereboam (discontinued)
    Muela Magnum Alcaraz (from the Seraphim Falls movie - good looking, but I wonder what steel it uses)
    Shiva Ki Fightin' Bowie

    That's all I can think of. Anybody know any I missed?

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    Ontario Bagwell series, the Fightin Bowies. keepem sharp

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbow View Post
    Ontario Bagwell series, the Fightin Bowies. keepem sharp
    +1!! the three or four in that series are bound to keep your wallet busy for quite a while

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    Imperial Weapons sells a replica of the "Musso" Bowie Knife. If you're interested in historic bowies they are definitely worth a look.

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    Bear, Browning, Marbles, Bark River...some of them may be 7in blades, but there are alot of options out there...

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    Case Alamo Bowie

    9.5" blade Wood Handle
    or the Case Pres. Bowie With Black plastic
    ivan

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    Randall
    Model 12-11" Smithsonian Bowie
    Model 12-11" Confederate Bowie
    Model 12-13" Raymond Thorp Bowie
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    Himalayan Imports Cherokee Rose, if you want a large Bowie. It's half way down the page here:

    http://www.himalayan-imports.com/new.html

    They sometimes turn up as "deal of the day" on the HI forum here, where they sell for less. Last one was on 2/5, a fine specimen:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=618877
    The past isn't dead. It isn't even past.

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    This thing should fit the bill.
    http://www.fehrmanknives.com/10_hh.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua J. View Post
    This thing should fit the bill.
    http://www.fehrmanknives.com/10_hh.htm
    Thought so too, except they're listed as...

    Sold out. Discontinued

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    Wow, great responses. And so timely!
    Anyone else out there have any favorites?
    Last edited by missin_hobo; 02-11-2009 at 06:40 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Here are some specific models that might fit your bill:


    Marbles Trailmaker (10 inch blade) MSRP $258.95



    Case Bowie (9.5 inch blade) MSRP $209.99



    Both of these are available with several different handle materials.

    Uberti Bowie (7.1 inch blade) MSRP $219



    Uberti Rezin Bowie (9.2 inch blade) MSRP $329

    Last edited by mdauben; 02-11-2009 at 07:11 PM.

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    Man oh man, that 13" Randall Bowie is a sweet knife. I might have to put myself on the waiting list now, since the delivery time is about six years...

    Or I could just suck it up and make my own big badass bowie...

    Ah...Life's too short.
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    Hanwei make some large bowies too. Good value for money.
    UK website http://www.heinnie.com/j727bd1167924...ei/c-1-92-145/
    I have the Bell bowie, nice piece
    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by missin_hobo View Post
    Hey all;
    I've been a knife collector for almost four years now, and have a decent little collection going. One of my favorite patterns is the large bowie knife, but I don't have the money for customs yet and they're of depressingly short supply in the production arena.
    Does anybody know of any large production bowies (8"+ clip point blade) that I might have missed? This would be a good thread to get a list going.

    Cold Steel Laredo Bowie (have the sk-5 version, great knife)
    Cold Steel Natchez Bowie
    Cold Steel Trail Master
    CRK Jereboam (discontinued)
    Muela Magnum Alcaraz (from the Seraphim Falls movie - good looking, but I wonder what steel it uses)
    Shiva Ki Fightin' Bowie

    That's all I can think of. Anybody know any I missed?
    Of course! CS Recon Scout ( SK-5 is excellent ).

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    +1 to Hanwei.

    Also check out Museum Replicas Limited. They have a large selection of Bowies, many of which are large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missin_hobo View Post
    Man oh man, that 13" Randall Bowie is a sweet knife. I might have to put myself on the waiting list now, since the delivery time is about six years...

    Or I could just suck it up and make my own big badass bowie...

    Ah...Life's too short.
    While they are a bit more expensive If you don't want to wait that long you can order from a dealer.

    Nordic knives is taking orders for March 2010 delivery.
    http://www.nordicknives.com/RandallTN1.php

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    The Hanweis look nice too; the Paul Chen bowies all have a subdued, classical appearance to them.

    Great responses, everybody. I'm glad to know it's not just me with a soft spot for impractically sized steel.

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    Last time I checked, these big "Sax" from Lutel were reasonably priced. Blades between 11"-14".





    How 'bout a "bowie" with 2 feet of blade? Check sword makers for messer, grossmesser, kriegsmesser, falchion, storta, dussak, etc. Here's one example from Albion:


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    Have a look at the FALLKNIVENS, fantastic laminate VG10 steels, the NL1/2/3 are definately worth a look.

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