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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2012, 08:04:28 AM »

Larry let's show your Bowie here.





This style knife does remind me of the Tah-Chee Bowie, this one here was made by my friend P.J. Tomes.

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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012, 09:20:27 AM »

Very nice work Larry: Very few makers have attempted to duplicate what we know as the James Black Bowie. As I remember he apprenticed with a silver worker, then ended up in Washington Ark. as a blacksmith. Paul Wellman wrote about him in "The Iron Mistress", then the movie and his knife making skills became part of the Legend.

Most of the Bowies are not much for using, they are studies of elegance and grace, you achieved a fine tribute, the wrapped handle is no child's play, you brought it off beautifully! Congratulations.

 PhilL: thanks for helping us to see her
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2012, 11:31:43 AM »

Many Thanks Phil and Ed,

To be in this forum and to have any recognition by a Master Bladesmith is encouraging beyond expectation. The knife makers of old have something to say and the examples they left to us was the source of my first attempt of this version of an elegant, 19th century design. This is the direction that I will continue on with a lot more study to follow.

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2012, 04:54:34 PM »

Larry: Try to seek the American Made Bowies, there are some great ones, Michael Price, Huber and many more. Good Luck!
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2012, 04:57:53 PM »

I guess a Green River is in a class of it's own, huh Ed?  Wink

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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2013, 09:22:24 AM »

If you trust this seller, he is listing a Skagel for $400 too.
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2013, 01:27:10 PM »

I wonder where this knife came from, Personally I would pass.
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