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    Question Bowie / Camp Knife ???


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    Who are some makers of tough user bowie/camp knives?

    I have a few great 4-5” bushcraft style knives, but now I am looking for a tough handmade bowie/camp knife.

    I really like that classic style of a Jim Bowie or Hudson Bay.

    Feel free to share yours. Pictures would be great too.

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    Heres mine, i made it

    mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by theevilmike View Post
    Heres mine, i made it

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    That's nice. Well done.

    Afraid I can't help the OP though. Did you try perusing the makers section?

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    Mineral Mountain Hatchet Works and ML Knives spring imediately to mind !

    Here is one from MMHW~



    Bryan Breeden also makes a mean looking camp knife !!!



    A pic of Matt from ML Knives and one of his monster designs !

    Last edited by pitdog; 12-12-2011 at 07:01 PM.

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    Wow, those are big alright.

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    Pitdog, that is a beautiful blade, im envious

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    GL Drew

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    I've seen a few of Bryan Breeden's *huge* choppers and WOW! they're amazing looking knives. I'm sure whatever you came up with, he could make.

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    My newest camp knife is this Condor boomslang. I'm a big khukuri fan for a woods knife but I'm loving the feel of this condor so far. Also, don't overlook the Ka-Bar heavy bowie, it's only around $50 and it's an outstanding knife. I've thumped on it hard and it holds a great edge and is just an all around awesome camp knife especially for the price.


    Condor boomslang
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    Nice pics! I really like Bryan's knives and wow Matt knows how to make a bowie.

    I have also been looking at Gossman's Tusker.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Becker 9!

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    Bill Siegle,Scott Gossman,Daniel Fairly,Bruce Culberson or Jeremy Horton I have knives from all of them and they are all true hard use knives!!!!

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    if you're on a tight budget, the Condor Hudson Bay isn't bad for under $40.

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    If you can find one Bark River knife & tool, makes a great Hudson Bay camp knife !!!!

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    I use a Ontario SP50 as my large knife. It pairs nicely w/ my BRKT Aurora. I just do not want to tie up a lot of $$ in a knife that I use as a choper on occasion.

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    Big camp and Bowie knives can be had and made pretty much anywhere. The big questions is how much are wanting to spend lol.


    here is video I made of one I finished up Thursday. It is a little bigger than the one Pitdog posted.
    Just click on the pic.



    I Love big sharp knives. You never know when you will have to cut some sausage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LotusBlade View Post
    .... Hudson Bay.

    Feel free to share yours. Pictures would be great too.
    Here is a pic of a Hudson Bay model that I made:





    That big bowie is awesome Brain! Also looks like you got a wicked edge on it Got any sharpening tips?

    Bruce
    Last edited by Bruce Culberson; 12-16-2011 at 10:21 PM.

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    Ruana knives. Some people like them, and they deliver a classic bowie style.

    Ruana Bowies

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    I have been using this one a good bit on the trail and really dig it. solid strong tip, good handle ergos, comes with a nice sheath, and lanyard for a pretty good price (mine was definitely less than listed but it's definitely worth it) tops prather war bowie


    http://www.topsknives.com/product_in...roducts_id=341

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    Some awesome blades posted here. Love that one from ML. Here's a Tusker bowie I made for a upcoming boar hunt. Works well as a camp knife too. Busted up this pile of wood.
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