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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:13 pm

That´s a beautiful knife and I love the carved handle. If the provenance is solid, it would be a great knife to own.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:37 pm

A Bowie Knife to admire.... ;)
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Davy on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:11 pm

cc nolen wrote:I was looking at some past auctions on the net yesterday and I came across this interesting knife. It was taken from a dead Mexican at San Jacinto. It had miles of family letters and other provenance dating back to the Texas family who owned it. It was made by Alfred Williams of Sheffield England...No one knows if the soldado got it from the Alamo but it could have been an officer's knife...maybe Travis, or Crockett, and even Bowie. It sold for $60,000...Maybe Mr Collins bought it?...I'll check his book tonite
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Davy on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:11 pm

cc nolen wrote:A Bowie Knife to admire.... ;)


Nice clean lines .. :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:24 pm

I usually name all my big bowies....I think I'll call the big white handled knife PIG~DADDY.....or.....THE BARON, because of the cross escutcheon....Chris
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Seguin on Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:58 pm

cc nolen wrote:I usually name all my big bowies....I think I'll call the big white handled knife PIG~DADDY.....or.....THE BARON, because of the cross escutcheon....Chris


Or the Maltese Bowie, since the cross is shaped like a Maltese cross. I thought Maltese Falcon would do nicely too, but rumor has it some old Bogart movie put it´s paws on that name already. :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby wconly on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:20 pm

Seguin wrote:
cc nolen wrote:I usually name all my big bowies....I think I'll call the big white handled knife PIG~DADDY.....or.....THE BARON, because of the cross escutcheon....Chris


Or the Maltese Bowie, since the cross is shaped like a Maltese cross. I thought Maltese Falcon would do nicely too, but rumor has it some old Bogart movie put it´s paws on that name already. :D

I don't know...how about "The Crusader!" Looks like something a person on a 'crusade' would carry -- if the 'crusade' were in the west, that is ;) ! W>
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:11 pm

Thats what my wife said William.....The Crusader!....sounds pretty good :D
This is actually an old knife made by Robert Blasingame in 2006. It was my first try at the Noah Smithwick Knife...Then some folks like ~Joe Musso, :? said it was a little too fancy for that time in Jim's life so I had another one built to better suit Noah's description.....then I sent the first attempted knife to Gary Griffin of Bend OR. and he added the siver strap on the spine and the cross on the handle....just something different, but I like it.
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Pictured below is the new Noah Smithwick Knife.... :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:33 pm

Another beautiful Bowie Knife to admire:
*Its actually a replica made by Cowboy Bob Giles of Whitefish MT.
He won the top Western Knife Makers award with this beauty....enjoy :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:13 pm

Seguin wrote:
cc nolen wrote:I usually name all my big bowies....I think I'll call the big white handled knife PIG~DADDY.....or.....THE BARON, because of the cross escutcheon....Chris


Or the Maltese Bowie, since the cross is shaped like a Maltese cross. I thought Maltese Falcon would do nicely too, but rumor has it some old Bogart movie put it´s paws on that name already. :D

How about the "Millenium Falcon?" (Wait! That's been used too.)
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby RLC-GTT on Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:41 pm

"The knife was a fact. James Bowie was a fact. Both were of a character to seize human imagination, and human imagination welded them together and forged them into an extraordinary legend." -- J. Frank Dobie in "Jim Bowie's Knife" (Tales of Old-Time Texas, by J. Frank Dobie, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1943, 1955.)
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby Wade Dillon on Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:09 am

Somewhat unrelated.

Where can I find a Bowie knife with an antler handle? A damascus blade, correct?

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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:24 pm

Wade:
You can go on ebay and type in stag bowie knife.....and you will have around 1000 to choose from.
Make sure the seller has 100% good feed back, and look them over real good ...Remember* good damascus is usually 1084 tool steel blended with 15N20...also, look at the size. A good Bowie will have a 9 to 12 inch blade and a 5 to 6 inch handle. and last but not least....dont be in a hurry, shop until you find something you really like :D
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:33 pm

On ebay now for less than $120.00
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:34 pm

Ebay under $100...
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:37 pm

another ebay Bowie...
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:38 pm

and one more bowie for under $100
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:39 am

RLC-GTT wrote:"The knife was a fact. James Bowie was a fact. Both were of a character to seize human imagination, and human imagination welded them together and forged them into an extraordinary legend." -- J. Frank Dobie in "Jim Bowie's Knife" (Tales of Old-Time Texas, by J. Frank Dobie, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1943, 1955.)

I don't have a lot of faith in Dobie's "history," but I do like the way he captures truth.
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:12 pm

I like the way he used the word "Welded" in his verse....With James Bowie the legend has become the truth and folks will come to blows to see that it is ruled the truth :o In the late 1820's All of America was looking for a rough fighting example of the frontier, and who better than a fellow from Louisiana who tears up a beach in Natchez, brings a knife to a sword fight and kills a fellow with it, and he survives being stabbed and shot :o ....NO email back then , so, in the minds of everyone - the knife became bigger and badder over time....and the rest is history :roll: ....I believe the ever growing legend forced Bowie to grow with it... :D ....and then came Hollywood! :shock:
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Its hard for folks to believe that the knife below could have been Bowie's early Sandbar Knife ;)
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Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BOWIE KNIFE?

Postby cc nolen on Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:14 pm

:? Or maybe you believe Rezin Bowie's story, then this is the Sandbar Knife.... :shock:
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