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gazz98

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Swamp Rat Ratmandu CG. You'd need a leather sheath built for it. Plenty of Busse people to ask where to get one from.

My buddy has a Lionsteel m5 and t5. Both knives are very nice. I've heard good things about Niolox steel.
 
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You might want to check this one out made from some pretty tough stuff and not too costly with a bowie type blade.

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For a general woods or woodscraft knife, I think this design is more flexible than a classic bowie blade. Still pointy enough for stuff but the point is a little stronger than a classic bowie pattern. There are many knives made with this shape and it's probably my favorite shape for a general wood or do it all knife.
 
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CLS is my favorite brand really brings out my lines

I wasn't familiar with that brand so I had to look it up... :oops:
https://www.clssportswear.com/

It looks like your more interested in a production style (full tang) clipped blade or rather a somewhat ~ bowie influenced fixed blade knife but if you like Dark Timber Custom Knives I think you might want to check out the Sobral Brothers: CAS Knives. Three brothers from Argentina who work together producing custom knives.

CAS Shadow... ~5" blade ~4.5" handle:
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CAS link:
http://www.casknives.com/portal/
 
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Fallkniven s-1 has 5” blade and is as close to bowie style as others with “bowie” in the description—which isn’t all that much, but with leather dangler sheath is often well under $150.
 
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I wasn't familiar with that brand so I had to look it up... :oops:
https://www.clssportswear.com/

It looks like your more interested in a production style (full tang) clipped blade or rather a somewhat ~ bowie influenced fixed blade knife but if you like Dark Timber Custom Knives I think you might want to check out the Sobral Brothers: CAS Knives. Three brothers from Argentina who work together producing custom knives.

CAS Shadow... ~5" blade ~4.5" handle:
2v2EfYS5TxAhvqS.jpg


CAS link:
http://www.casknives.com/portal/
I wasn't familiar with that brand so I had to look it up... :oops:
https://www.clssportswear.com/

It looks like your more interested in a production style (full tang) clipped blade or rather a somewhat ~ bowie influenced fixed blade knife but if you like Dark Timber Custom Knives I think you might want to check out the Sobral Brothers: CAS Knives. Three brothers from Argentina who work together producing custom knives.

CAS Shadow... ~5" blade ~4.5" handle:
2v2EfYS5TxAhvqS.jpg


CAS link:
http://www.
I wasn't familiar with that brand so I had to look it up... :oops:
[URL]https://www.clssportswear.com/
It looks like your more interested in a production style (full tang) clipped blade or rather a somewhat ~ bowie influenced fixed blade knife but if you like Dark Timber Custom Knives I think you might want to check out the Sobral Brothers: CAS Knives. Three brothers from Argentina who work together producing custom knives.

CAS Shadow... ~5" blade ~4.5" handle:
2v2EfYS5TxAhvqS.jpg


CAS link:
http://www.casknives.com/portal/
How do you see prices that site just has pics ?? Great looking Bowie’s ty for suggestion
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Buck 119 or 120 in 5160. Becker 7, spend a little more money for micarta scales which makes it feel like a different knife. Cold steel Recon Scout. Lastly, look at some of Ontario spec plus line, the Marine Raider Bowie, though I think they changed it from 1095 to 1075 steel. Condor also makes some interesting Knives for the budget minded buyers.
 
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How do you see prices that site just has pics ?? Great looking Bowie’s ty for suggestion
.com/portal/

Custom knives made by "top class" makers will as "CardiB" might rap in one of her songs require spending some "dollas" $$$ ;)

Some pricing for CAS knives here just to give you a ballpark idea...
https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/knives-by-maker/sobral-claudio.html

And a more basic "Scagel" style CAS fixed blade f/s here in the BF Knife Exchange...
https://bladeforums.com/threads/fs-...r-anderson-forge-small-san-mai-bowie.1644717/
 
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Custom knives made by "top class" makers will as "CardiB" might rap in one of her songs require spending some "dollas" $$$ ;)

Some pricing for CAS knives here just to give you a ballpark idea...
https://www.arizonacustomknives.com/knives-by-maker/sobral-claudio.html

And a more basic "Scagel" style CAS fixed blade f/s here in the BF Knife Exchange...
https://bladeforums.com/threads/fs-...r-anderson-forge-small-san-mai-bowie.1644717/
Gorgeous knives but not wanting to spend that for an user in the woods but thank you very much love looking
 
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This is my personal idea of a "Bowie Knife" made by Busse. It is worth EVERY penny because if it breaks (which it won't ever break), Jerry Busse will 100% replace it for free for life.

They have proven the quality of their knives for years. A true outdoors person will buy one of those knives and bet their lives on it.


 
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This is my personal idea of a "Bowie Knife" made by Busse. It is worth EVERY penny because if it breaks (which it won't ever break), Jerry Busse will 100% replace it for free for life.

They have proven the quality of their knives for years. A true outdoors person will buy one of those knives and bet their lives on it.
I checked them out busse there average “Bowie” knife runs 400 dollar range and the use basic stainless steel for most of there blades. Cheap steel expensive blade. Esse costs less than half of that with similar steel I don’t mind if it whereone of the super steels but no wonder they replace if broken. That’s a crazy price for that to be honest. Lionsteel makes a great Bowie with super steel for half the price. Hinderer uses 3v. But stainless steel for 400 bucks no thanks that’s nuts
 
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Busse doesn’t use stainless but rather a propietary tool steel they call “infi.” It’s nothing at all like essee’s 1095–infi is one of if not the toughest steels on the market—about 8% chromium and about half the carbon content. Expensive—no doubt, but dam near impossible to break without deliberate use of machinery.
 
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CPK :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
3V blade
Not a Bowie but as good a bushcraft knife your going to find
A variety of blade lengths to suit about anyone
And available from our own BF craftsman :thumbsup:

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This is also a very great suggestion!

You're welcome!


This^
For what the op wants, besides whatever a Bowie means, can't be beat.
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Another vote for a CPK, should you look beyond the Bowie.
 

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use basic stainless steel for most of there blades

This isn't right at all. Not sure where you're getting that from. For hard use field knives (where breakage or edge damage is the issue) INFI with the Busse heat treat is the toughest steel in the market. Better than 3V.
 
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I checked them out busse there average “Bowie” knife runs 400 dollar range and the use basic stainless steel for most of there blades. Cheap steel expensive blade. Esse costs less than half of that with similar steel I don’t mind if it whereone of the super steels but no wonder they replace if broken. That’s a crazy price for that to be honest. Lionsteel makes a great Bowie with super steel for half the price. Hinderer uses 3v. But stainless steel for 400 bucks no thanks that’s nuts
You should head on over to the busse sub forum and share your knowledge.
They’re a welcoming bunch.
Most of them would probably agree that their cheap stainless steel is overrated.
Plus they love, love, love talking yoga pants.
 
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I checked them out busse there average “Bowie” knife runs 400 dollar range and the use basic stainless steel for most of there blades. Cheap steel expensive blade. Esse costs less than half of that with similar steel I don’t mind if it whereone of the super steels but no wonder they replace if broken. That’s a crazy price for that to be honest. Lionsteel makes a great Bowie with super steel for half the price. Hinderer uses 3v. But stainless steel for 400 bucks no thanks that’s nuts

Okay. I am now more convinced that your account is a trolling account that actually paid $$$ to the forum.

A typical infi chopper will break all other knives you put under it and will not even have a dent on it's edge.

But hey! You go ahead and keep on trolling since you prefer to have lack of knowledge instead of actually learning from all of us.
 
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