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Looking for a bowie knife

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by nod, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. nod


    Jan 18, 2018
    I am going to sell a couple of automatics and get a bowie knife. No reason, I just want a bowie knife. Since it is going to be the only one I have I am willing to spend a few bucks for it. After some poking around I came up with the SOG Super Bowie Fixed Blade SB1T-L - Black. Good choice, bad choice, or is there something better?

  2. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    There is always something better.
    Aus8 wont we to everyones taste but that being said , the SOG is a pretty good looking knife. As its to your taste, I say go for it.
  3. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
  4. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    What do you want....historical accuracy, Iron Mistress style clip point brass spine, large modern chopper?

    What do you want to do with it?
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  5. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    I understand wanting a bowie. I did too and still have just one. An older Cold Steel Trailmaster in Carbon V that I hand convexed.
    It's the only C.S. I own but it certainly scratched that bowie itch for me and still does.--KV
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  6. nod


    Jan 18, 2018
    I could definitely go the if it had a 7" blade or longer. Nice knife!!

    Actually I want a bowie that has a very good steel and some length to it. Looks are important but not as important as the quality of the steel. The only person I am trying to impress is me. My wife will just shake her head :). In the event a need arises, I need it to do its job. Could be self defense, hacking through brush or whatever. Unfortunately I like guns and knives. I have some fairly decent knives for my pay grade and the same with guns. I dunno. I liked the knife in my original post for looks. Again, the grade of steel is more important than looks.
  7. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Best all around useable Bowie-ish knife is the Buck 124. IMHO.

    Or at the other end of the spectrum. Go to Randall made knives. Pick the Bowie you like, trick it out however you want. Put $50 down which locks in today’s price. Put $5 a week into a jar and wait 5 plus years.
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  8. nod


    Jan 18, 2018
    Haha... It kills me to wait 6 months for a semi custom 1911! Plus, I am getting old. I checked out that Buck 124 and it looks nice. Food for thought. Thanx
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  9. nod


    Jan 18, 2018
    I guess the Trailmaster is O-1 steel now. Can't say I have heard of that steel. What is up with the Trail Master San Mai III (VG-1). I know the price is up there!!
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  10. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    You’d be surprised how fast the time goes by.

    I actually carry a 124 quite a bit it’s a nice knife. A great user that scratched my Bowie itch.
  11. nod


    Jan 18, 2018
    I am 62 years old and I know how fast time goes by.
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  12. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Still a youngster! You’ve got at least another 40 good years in you. Hope you find a Bowie you like.
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  13. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    You can't hardly go wrong with a Trail Master , IMO . But I think the newest ones are in A-2 and are going to be a little more pricey than the old O-1 .

    The A-2 should be a little tougher but I've beat heck out my old O-1 with no problems . :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  14. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Another vote for the Trail Master. Or, if you want more of a fighting slant, the Laredo.
  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Not what I picture when I think of a Bowie, I'd check out the Buck 124 or the 120 general.
  16. rover

    rover Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    There are some good custom makers that are competitive with the higher range production knives. I used to collect high end bowies and love them but never used them and moved on. Down to 2 Covington bowies that weren't much pricier than Cold Steels. James Bensinger also makes an awesome bowie.
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  17. cricketdave

    cricketdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    Take a look at Giedymans big blades he is a maker here and does superb work lots of bowie's and very reasonable pricing
    rover likes this.
  18. Frontiersteve


    Jun 8, 2017
    Cold steel frontier bowie .
    A great looking bowie to my eyes .
    Superb at the price .
    razorburn likes this.
  19. Mingecutter

    Mingecutter Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Look at the Bark River Scagel bowies
  20. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Buck 124.

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