- Nov 17, 1998
Are there any production companies, or custom makers, making any bowies with a blade shape/length that's similar to the Bagwell Hell's Belle fighting bowie? Thanks.
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The Ontario Bagwell in 440A is more than most will ever ask out of one & they are around and will suit you just fine if you don’t have the monies for one of Bills originals! Unless you’re planning on chopping lots of bone & wood? The Ontario will fill the bill just fine! Since most of the time they sit in a safe for most owners!Made one, you mean! The Bagwell series knives were discontinued several years ago. But they're the closest thing pretty much anyone has done in a production knife to an actual Bagwell. The only disappointing issue is the 'QS-13 custom stainless.' It's 440A with a custom, relatively soft heat-treatment. Good for a fighter, easy to sharpen. Will take a good edge, but won't hold it for long. Bagwell was insistent that toughness was more important than edge-holding in a Bowie style fighter, especially with a stainless blade.
i have owned genuine bagwells and an ontario. the ontario is not that great. i think its a poor copy. a maker named greg covington will do a better job of that style.
I already have one of those in O-1 steel, and I doubt it moves as fast in the hand as a Hell's Belle would.
For some stupid reason, I thought be had passed away.
Thanks, I'll take a look at his website.