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Vicksburg Bowie, Bagwell Fortress, Bagwell Gambler

Discussion in 'For Sale: Production Knives (Individual)' started by olpappy, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    I have 3 awesome production Bowie Knives up for sale:

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    1) Bill Bagwell "Fortress" Bowie by Ontario USA

    The Ontario Bagwell Fortress - The fortress bowie is symbolic of man's struggle for peace, freedom, and the early frontier. The Ontario Bagwell Fortress Bowie is made of QS13 proprietary steel{SS} and has a 10 1/4" bead blasted blade. The knife is 16" overall in length with an exquisite balance and finish.The bagwell bowie fortress sports a polished coffin-shapped handle with engraved escutheon plates custom tanned leather sheath. SOLD

    2) Bill Bagwell "Gambler" Bowie by Ontario USA

    The Ontario Bagwell Bowie Gambler knife - The Gambler Bowie is made with QS13 proprietary steel (SS), with a 9-3/8" satin finished blade that is shaving sharp. The overall size is 14-5/8, with exquisite balance and finish. The Ontario gambler bowie sports a classic polished coffin-shapped handle with engraved escutcheon plates and a custom tanned leather sheath.
    Retails for $195 Asking $175 $165 $159



    3) The Vicksburg Bowie by CAS Hanwei, part of their Historical Bowies Collection. 9" flat ground carbon steel blade, Nickel Silver fittings, antique style sheath and French-fitted case. Handle has a nameplate which can be engraved if desired. MSRP $209 This item is discontinued and is no longer available from retailers. I'm asking $175 $165 $159

    Here is the descriptive information from the manufacturer:

    CAS Hanwei Vicksburg Bowie Knife

    The original of this knife, whose blade carries another version of the “Spanish notch”, was made in about 1836 by the W. & S. Butcher company, whose growth was based almost entirely on sales of its products into the American market. The blade style is indicative of the early production date of this Bowie and the hilt style became known as a “dogbone” grip for obvious reasons.

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    The Historical Bowie Series from CAS/Hanwei covers both Bowies made in different American States and Bowies made in Sheffield for the American market. Each piece in the series is crafted with a forged high-carbon steel blade, nickel silver fittings and natural grip materials, as were the originals. Each sheath is crafted in top-grain leather and a belt frog, where applicable, is included. Every effort has been made to replicate accurately the details of the original pieces, so as to provide heirloom-quality Bowies to the collector.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  2. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Btt............
     
  3. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Prices reduced!
     
  4. TrackerDan

    TrackerDan

    443
    Sep 19, 1999
    What's the country of origin on those knives?
     
  5. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    The Bagwell bowies are both marked "Ontario USA," The Vicksburg historical replica made by CAS Hanwei is of course from China. You can see the difference in the cost of labor between the two countries, the Ontario knives are beautiful well made factory knives, whereas the Vicksburg Bowie has a handrubbed blade and finely polished NS fittings that can only be achieved with a lot of hand work, the level of fit and finish is comparable to that generally seen on custom knives.
     
  6. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Prices reduced again!
     
  7. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Bump to the top
     
  8. Ken C.

    Ken C. Jack of all trades, master of none. Staff Member Super Mod

    Jun 14, 2000
    Please update your user group in your USer CP to reflect your status as a Gold Member. You are showing up as a Basic.
     
  9. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Bump up again
     
  10. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Back to the top
     
  11. BillyBayou

    BillyBayou

    4
    May 13, 2009
    Are these knives all made in china?
     
  12. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    No they are not. The Ontario Bagwell knives are made in USA. The CAS Hanwei knife is made in China.
     
  13. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    back to the top
     
  14. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Btt...
     
  15. backcutter

    backcutter

    45
    Nov 9, 2009
    Hi olpappy, Any details on the condition or usage/history of these? Cheers!
     
  16. backcutter

    backcutter

    45
    Nov 9, 2009
    Have sent PM re Fortress.
     
  17. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Condition of these -- all three knives are like new in box, never used.

    Bagwell Fortress Bowie is SOLD.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  18. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Ontario Bagwell Gambler is withdrawn.

    1836 Vicksburg replica Bowie still available.
     
  19. thatpanda

    thatpanda

    1
    Jan 26, 2010
    are you still considering selling the gambler? im interested
     
  20. olpappy

    olpappy Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Sure why not....will send you an email.
     

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