2018 John White MS Memorial BEST BOWIE - VOTE for the overall WINNER

Which of these tremendous knives is your overall favorite for 2018?


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Your 2018 JOHN WHITE MEMORIAL BEST BOWIE FINALISTS ARE

Antunes

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Klein

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Lisch

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Lurquin

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Marchand

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Quesenberry

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and Quesenberry (2)

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Rhea

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JParanee

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Congrats to all the finalist and to all the nominees

A great field of knives by anyone’s standards

I’m torn

There are 4 that really catch my eye

All great but........4 I would buy

Happy New Year to all and a huge thank you to Roger for always coming through

Also to Coop for captiring so many of these art works with his art and talent
 
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saxon

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The Dave Lisch just screams Bowie to me. But these are getting too good to choose.
 

Willie71

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This was a tough year for me to choose. The submissions are all outstanding, and way beyond my skill level. However, none of them jumped out and screamed “Perfect!” To me. Each had one or two details I didn’t like personally. Don’t get me wrong, these are all exceptional, but if I was buying, I would have changed one or two details on each knife. Just a personal preference thing.

Edit: I chose Quesenberry 2.
 
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Although they all are just fantastic works of art, Dave Lisch got my vote.That steel, that stag, the gold encrusted wrought iron guard, what's not to love about this piece!!
 

J. Doyle

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They're all awesome but the 1st Quesenberry with the ivory handle was my choice with not too much deliberation.

Congrats to all the finalists....must've been a bunch of ties to get so many finalists.
 
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Each one has it's own appeal and is deserving of recognition. But as stated in the end it comes to preference. For me the Lin Rhea Bowie has all of it. What really puts it over the top is the stacked micarta. While I love micarta it has been something I considered a handle material for rough use or as a stand alone material in the very least. By stacking it Lin refined it to a higher level in my mind.

Chris
 
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My thanks to those who have taken the time to express why they selected their number one knife. Clearly any of these fine blades would merit a vote, so sharing what appealed to you about your ultimate fave makes for some interesting reading. Keep it up!
 
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They are all outstanding but the only one that I would alter in any way is the quesenberry #2. Everything about that knife just screams perfection. Beautiful flowing lines with interesting Damascus and a handle that looks like it would just melt in your hand.
 
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Obviously, there are no wrong answers here. I went back and forth for a while between a few. In the end I voted for one I didn't think i would. I went with the Klein Bowie. The others are extremely fine works. Although the Klein is not very traditional it is very interesting and that put me over the top.

Thanks to Roger and Coop!
 

Steven65

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I know we say it every year but........What an amazing group of knives!:)

My vote is in and to whomever wins.......congratulations.

I wish all my BF brothers and sisters a very healthy and prosperous New Year.;)
 
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Congrats to all the finalist and to all the nominees

A great field of knives by anyone’s standards

I’m torn

There are 4 that really catch my eye

All great but 4 I would buy

Happy New Year to all and a huge thank you to Roger for always coming through

Also to Coop for captiring so many of these art works with his art and talent

I'm in exactly the same position bud. 4 knives keep rotating through my mind - I'm getting dizzy!
 

Durban Devil

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I could easily vote for any of the nominees and be happy with it. I ended up being torn between Lurquin and Quesenberry 1. I finally decided on Lurquin.
 
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Well it was a difficult choice to make, however I voted for the Lin Rhea Bowie. I struggled between Lin And Rick Marchand's Bowie
Every entry was exquisite in their own right. It just came down to a Classic Bowie shape and size for me, not to mention Mr. Rhea's forging skills are fantastic!


Steve
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I held Lin’s bowie at Blade. It wasn’t just a clean piece... it was immaculate. It screams bowie. I had a few people ask what my favorite knife of the show was and it came down to Lin’s and one of Jim Rodebaugh’s. Glad to have been able to participate again this year but I haven’t made anything that would hold a candle to that ivory and stacked micarta on damascus.
 
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