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The ever lasting bowie
by: rick

If you can't gut a fish or field dress whatever maybe you should not be using a knife at all.There is reason the bowie has been around for well over a hundered years and will be from now on.

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hell yea
by: Anonymous

it is clear that a smaller knife would be a good choice but whose to say that you can't carry more than one knife, carry a smaller one and carry a bowie for intimidation and bad assery

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Big Bowies
by: Lakeman

Some interesting thoughts on big knives here. I just though I'd add a comment of my own. A true Bowie, many perfectionists would argue, is not one blade but two. Although it's hard to find many commercially available examples, the real Bowie has a sharpened false edge as well as the main blade. This offers unparallelled versatility in my view. Two inches of sharpened false edge for the delicate stuff, and the main edge for the rough stuff. The Colonels Bowie (James and Rezin) and Mr. James Black certainly knew what they were about when it came to knife design!

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Big blade is a work horse
by: Old Vet

I carried an old wood handle ka-bar knife in the field during my 4 year hitch in the USMC during the early 80's, it saw me through 2 med floats, Grenada, Beirut, jungle training in Panama and cold weather training in Northern California, and countless bivouacs in North Carolina woods.
Many times I've seen 3 inch folders snap, and small knives fail performing routine tasks; tent pegs, kindling, firewood, can opening,butchering, cutting tarp and leather,etc. A properly handled and maintained 9 inch blade can do just about anything a short blade can but not vice- versa.
The best knife I saw was a cheap foot long gurkha knife a fellow marine got mail order, he made that hunk of metal do just about anything he wanted it to, and it never failed.
I don't care what the dandies who go in the field as a hobby say, I used my knife professionally to stay alive and comfortable in a wide range of environments and hostile situations, a little 3 inch nub is pretty damn useless for 90% of what you need to do with a knife when you're roughing it. A cheap stainless steel fixed blade, over 6 inches with a wood or synthetic handle, something over 8 ounces in weight, and some common sense field craft will get you home in one piece just fine.
Leave the pocket knife for pencil sharpening when you want to write home.

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well...
by: Avid Camper James

I personally love big knives, but even I can admit that they aren't always the best choice. If you're going to carry a bowie, or anything big for that matter, it is best to also carry something smaller. I prefer fixed blades for the simple fact that they are usually harder to break... usually. if you're going to carry a lock back make sure it is a good one and some cheap pig sticker, though that should go without saying for any piece of gear.

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good
by: bob

good bowie knives, so unique....!

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by: Anonymous

A big bowie has it's place. That's when quality come into play. Use?? Many. I have spent many many years in the high mountains, meaning above 10,000 feet. I cary a big bowie all the time, not a green horn at all here. I can make a big bowie do just about anything a pocket knife can do or I use my kneck knife.

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Good'day mate
by: Snydlywhiplash

Well if your goin as Mick Dundee for Halloween this knife would the costume. But not a good knife to carry in your pack. I agree a small to medium lock blade or fixed blade would be a better choice.. Now go "Take A Hike"

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worthless pos...
by: Anonymous

Yeah, thats great! Try using that machete to field dress a rabbit or gut a fish. What a waste! Unless you plan on hacking through the Amazon jungle or attacking a heard of buffalo. Your money is much better spent on a locking blade (Buck or old Henry)! This big honkin knife would look great on a greenhorn, fresh off the turnip wagon!

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