Main Menu
Newest Members
RCHunter, Birddog4570, Robert Scharfschwerdt, Littlebillyboy, CircleBOutfitters
64039 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 89032
stxranchman 53348
bill oxner 48387
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44396
BOBO the Clown 43836
BMD 40968
SnakeWrangler 37934
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35334
Forum Stats
64039 Members
45 Forums
421252 Topics
6102774 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#7043791 - 01/18/18 07:20 PM Bowie knife??
cbump Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/02/06
Posts: 14927
Loc: Weatherford
I have always been under the impression that a Bowie knife has the end of the back of the blade sharpened.
Based on the Bowie knives posted on here, I think Iíve been wrong.

#7043830 - 01/18/18 07:40 PM Re: Bowie knife?? [Re: cbump]
Jason Fry Offline

Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 1412
Loc: Wolfforth, TX
Look at this....

"Bowie" is a bit like "pickup truck" or "sedan". Lots of variability under that label.
Jason Fry
Fry Custom Knives
@frycustomknives on Instagram

#7044182 - 01/19/18 03:36 AM Re: Bowie knife?? [Re: cbump]
Old Stony Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/16
Posts: 407
Loc: East of Dallas
Beautiful artwork, but you're right...the definition of "Bowie" has sure changed from the original configuration.

#7044356 - 01/19/18 08:17 AM Re: Bowie knife?? [Re: cbump]
chopsknives Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 4506
Loc: Bob Sandlin Lake, North East T...
One reason you see most Bowies with false uppers is that most states don't allow double edged knives - Texas was included in that until last year ( if I remember correctly any sharpened edge over an inch and a half long). The law stated legal to make and legal to sell and legal to own but illegal to carry?! I made a few for members with sharpened uppers but I made sure they knew the law.
Voting Member Knifemakers' Guild
Member Texas Knifemakers' Guild
Member Professional Knifemakers Association


© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide