Anyone collect Bowies?

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:04 pm

petekuhn wrote:
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One rare coffin handle silver sheath a yankee bowie and an IXL

Sweet old knives, pete. I like that Masonic knife too. 💯 Some Gen. Winfield Scott history, from Wikipedia - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfield_Scott
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:13 pm

Nice ones, GSP and Jon. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by petekuhn » Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:30 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:04 pm
petekuhn wrote:
Thu Apr 06, 2023 2:18 pm
One rare coffin handle silver sheath a yankee bowie and an IXL

Sweet old knives, pete. I like that Masonic knife too. 💯 Some Gen. Winfield Scott history, from Wikipedia - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winfield_Scott
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL-i0u2-hRU Mark owns it now, I only found a sheath like it .Mark says it looks to be same maker

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:55 pm

petekuhn wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:30 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL-i0u2-hRU Mark owns it now, I only found a sheath like it .Mark says it looks to be same maker

Thanks for turning me on to Mark's YouTube channel! Here's a video I found to be interesting on the history of American made Bowies, and how Sheffield improved upon them. Your Masonic knife is around 2:33-



Apologies if this has been posted before.
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Sat Apr 22, 2023 4:10 am

1967redrider wrote:
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Thanks for turning me on to Mark's YouTube channel! Here's a video I found to be interesting on the history of American made Bowies, and how Sheffield
Apologies if this has been posted before.
Thanks R.R. ::handshake:: I enjoyed watching that video. ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by petekuhn » Sat Apr 22, 2023 7:09 pm

Here is one from Chile. British where there in the mid 1800 A Gusto Espaillatso On the tang
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Miller Bro's » Sun Apr 23, 2023 9:10 am

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by kennedy knives » Tue May 09, 2023 10:51 pm

Just a Few Bowies Getting ready for Blade Show ::tu::
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Quick Steel » Wed May 10, 2023 10:42 am

Not only am I impressed with your Bowies but I am perhaps even more impressed with what must be the very capacious storage capacity you have. Wishing you buku sales.

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Post by kennedy knives » Wed May 10, 2023 3:21 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
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Not only am I impressed with your Bowies but I am perhaps even more impressed with what must be the very capacious storage capacity you have. Wishing you buku sales.
Thanks Garry Not only is storage a problem ,Keeping the Sheaths in good order is as bad as cleaning the Knives ::dang::
Weight is also a issue :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by scotl » Thu May 11, 2023 10:09 pm

Early Mexico Bowie
Early Mexico Bowie
Earlier Mexico Bowie
Earlier Mexico Bowie
Craftsman/Schrade "American Eagle Collection" Bowie
Craftsman/Schrade "American Eagle Collection" Bowie

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Quick Steel » Thu May 11, 2023 11:08 pm

scoti, I don't believe I have welcomed you to AAPK. So, welcome aboard. ::handshake::

Your early Mexican Bowies are amazing. Really wonderful acquisitions. Congratulations. ::tu::

Looking forward to any other knives you care to share with us.

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by scotl » Thu May 11, 2023 11:46 pm

I thank you, sir, for both the welcome and the compliments on the Bowies. I was very lucky to find them!
I have been collecting for a long time but am relatively new to the forums and I very much appreciate how many nice and knowledgeable people are in your membership.
Thank you, again
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by GSPTOPDOG » Fri May 12, 2023 1:51 am

scotl wrote:
Thu May 11, 2023 11:46 pm
I thank you, sir, for both the welcome and the compliments on the Bowies. I was very lucky to find them!
I have been collecting for a long time but am relatively new to the forums and I very much appreciate how many nice and knowledgeable people are in your membership.
Thank you, again
Great photos and great knives! I also like the Mexican Bowies ::tu:: ::tu:: ::welcome:: abord :D
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by doglegg » Fri May 12, 2023 2:02 am

Great knives.

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by scotl » Fri May 12, 2023 2:44 am

Thank you guys for your kind and generous responses to my posts.I am honored to be welcomed by such veteran collectors as yourselves. ::handshake::
I am going to have to get it together and start taking more photos of my collection so I can participate in more of your discussions.
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Quick Steel » Fri May 12, 2023 3:18 am

I continue to be awestruck by your exciting collection, scoti.

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Dan In MI » Fri May 12, 2023 5:10 am

What a fantastic collection you have, scotl. Welcome aboard!
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by scotl » Sat May 13, 2023 7:49 pm

Thank you, Dan ::handshake:: Here's a couple more. The first one I call a pagger because I'm not sure if it's a dagger or a tent peg ::shrug::
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Alien883 » Fri May 19, 2023 3:22 am

I love the CASE Rio Grande camp knife!!!! Been on the fence buying an original CASE blade blank of this one...but $150 is a bit steep...lol

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Alien883 » Fri May 19, 2023 3:31 am

Cant afford to buy them...lol...so I make them myself from blade blanks....Bowie knives have fascinated me since I was 12...lol I got kicked out of summer camp cause I showed up with a 15 inch Camp/Bowie knife...lol
Still getting exited when I see a BIG blade!!
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Quick Steel » Fri May 19, 2023 5:05 am

ALIEN, your Bowies look very refined and impressive. Great work. ::tu::

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Dan In MI » Sat May 20, 2023 9:43 am

I agree wholeheartedly. Some great-looking Bowies! ::tu:: Someday I'll try making one from a blade blank myself.
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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Alien883 » Tue Jun 06, 2023 11:50 pm

Quick Steel wrote:
Fri May 19, 2023 5:05 am
ALIEN, your Bowies look very refined and impressive. Great work. ::tu::
Thank you much!!!

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Re: Anyone collect Bowies?

Post by Alien883 » Tue Jun 06, 2023 11:50 pm

Dan In MI wrote:
Sat May 20, 2023 9:43 am
I agree wholeheartedly. Some great-looking Bowies! ::tu:: Someday I'll try making one from a blade blank myself.
Much appreciated!!

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