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BIG Bowie knives?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by missin_hobo, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. missin_hobo


    Aug 9, 2007
    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?
  2. longbow

    longbow Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 1999
    Ontario Bagwell series, the Fightin Bowies. keepem sharp
  3. Ozy


    Sep 28, 2008
    +1!! the three or four in that series are bound to keep your wallet busy for quite a while
  4. JRB


    Jul 21, 2002
    Imperial Weapons sells a replica of the "Musso" Bowie Knife. If you're interested in historic bowies they are definitely worth a look.
  5. J_Curd

    J_Curd Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Bear, Browning, Marbles, Bark River...some of them may be 7in blades, but there are alot of options out there...


    May 30, 2007
    9.5" blade Wood Handle
    or the Case Pres. Bowie With Black plastic
  7. Bors


    Mar 23, 2000
    Model 12-11" Smithsonian Bowie
    Model 12-11" Confederate Bowie
    Model 12-13" Raymond Thorp Bowie
    Busse Battle Mistress
    Scrap Yard Dog Father
  8. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
  9. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
  10. Ozy


    Sep 28, 2008
  11. missin_hobo


    Aug 9, 2007
    Wow, great responses. And so timely!
    Anyone else out there have any favorites?
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
  12. mdauben


    Oct 24, 2005
    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: Feb 11, 2009
  13. missin_hobo


    Aug 9, 2007
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  14. pmel018


    May 12, 2004
  15. cabala


    Oct 8, 2008
    Of course! CS Recon Scout ( SK-5 is excellent ).
  16. thombrogan


    Nov 16, 2002
    +1 to Hanwei.

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


    Mar 23, 2000
    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.
  18. missin_hobo


    Aug 9, 2007
    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.
  19. the possum

    the possum

    Jul 31, 2002
    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:

  20. canadianblade


    Feb 11, 2009
    Have a look at the FALLKNIVENS, fantastic laminate VG10 steels, the NL1/2/3 are definately worth a look.

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