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    vintage huge bowie knife

    well maybe some experts on here can help. I bought this knife off of ebay. I put it on the muzzle loading forum. and asked if it was an original 19th century knife. some said it was a copy, some said it looked real, what do you say? it has a solid one piece bone/antler handle held on by aone pin and a brass hilt. it is 16 1/2 in. long with an 11 12 in blade. the man I bought it from say's he is a lifetime knife collector, he said it was found in an old barn in kentuckey, he said it is definitely a 19 century knife. I ain't sure, _MG_5691.JPG_MG_5690.JPG_MG_5689.JPG_MG_5687.JPG_MG_5693.JPG_MG_5686.JPGbut it i_MG_5692.JPGs cool either way,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Very nice! Ebay? Good fine! Home made probably too!

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    yep ebay. to give a comparison my foot size is a 12, I have had to pull it out of my mouth before,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    You can find good deals on eBay.
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    Carbon steel, should be able to get a good edge on it.
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    well if It is original I ain't gonna mess with it. it has a slight edge, looks like it was sharpened long ago,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    If it's a copy, it's a darn good one. It looks like it could easily be a 19th or early 20th century knife. The patina looks good, may be "too" good? You might expect it to have one side age differently if it were laying on shelf or hung up somewhere but, I'm certainly no expert. Whoever resharpened it through the years kept an even edge. Either way, that is a cool knife! I don't know where it was found, but it looks right at home in the old Confederacy.

    I've got a Bowie knife that has been a mystery for 50 years, since I found it as a very young boy, I may have to post some pictures. Maybe someone could shed some light.

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    I have "assembled" a few knives from kitchen blades. I had an old knife maker teach me to take the finished knife out in the flower bed and jam it in the ground up to the hilt. Leave it for maybe a week and when you pull it out you have years of patina on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kah64 View Post
    If it's a copy, it's a darn good one. It looks like it could easily be a 19th or early 20th century knife. The patina looks good, may be "too" good? You might expect it to have one side age differently if it were laying on shelf or hung up somewhere but, I'm certainly no expert. Whoever resharpened it through the years kept an even edge. Either way, that is a cool knife! I don't know where it was found, but it looks right at home in the old Confederacy.

    I've got a Bowie knife that has been a mystery for 50 years, since I found it as a very young boy, I may have to post some pictures. Maybe someone could shed some light.

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    please post it! I would love to see it,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    Again - no expert here, but it sure looks authentic and original to me. Are there any museums around you that have displays of weapons, cutlery, etc.? Mayhaps the curator could shed some light and knowledge your way. If only it could talk!

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