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Bowie / Camp Knife ???

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by LotusBlade, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. LotusBlade


    Jun 10, 2010
    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.
  2. theevilmike


    Sep 16, 2010
    Heres mine, i made it


  3. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    That's nice. Well done.

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


    Apr 13, 2007
    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 !!!:thumbup:


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

    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  5. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    Wow, those are big alright.:eek:
  6. theevilmike


    Sep 16, 2010
    Pitdog, that is a beautiful blade, im envious

  7. russamurai


    Feb 24, 2009
    GL Drew :thumbup:
  8. fmajor007


    Apr 1, 2010
    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.
  9. VTguy17

    VTguy17 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  10. LotusBlade


    Jun 10, 2010
    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.
  11. melt


    Nov 20, 2006
    Becker 9!
  12. bigcountry1315


    Aug 3, 2009
    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!!!!
  13. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    if you're on a tight budget, the Condor Hudson Bay isn't bad for under $40.
    top knife Condor HBK, middle is a vintage Busse SHSH, bottom is a Swamp Rat M9
  14. Tim the Slugman

    Tim the Slugman

    Jun 9, 2005
    If you can find one Bark River knife & tool, makes a great Hudson Bay camp knife !!!!
  15. markpmc


    Aug 10, 2011
    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.
  16. sicily02


    Nov 23, 2005
    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.

  17. Bruce Culberson

    Bruce Culberson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 6, 2007
    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:thumbup: Got any sharpening tips?

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2011
  18. ron_m80

    ron_m80 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 1, 2009
    Ruana knives. Some people like them, and they deliver a classic bowie style.

    Ruana Bowies
  19. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    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

  20. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    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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