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#7043791 - 01/18/18 07:20 PM Bowie knife??
cbump Online   sleepy
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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
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Loc: Wolfforth, TX
Look at this....

"Bowie" is a bit like "pickup truck" or "sedan". Lots of variability under that label.
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#7044182 - 01/19/18 03:36 AM Re: Bowie knife?? [Re: cbump]
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Registered: 07/21/16
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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]
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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.
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