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Couple used bowies
« on: January 20, 2023, 08:01:06 PM »
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 I picked up these two knives today at an antique shop .
 This one has a gap where the scales meet the guard . looks to have once been filled with copper .
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 How should I proceed here, re-scale it, leave it.
 Everything is tight just looks ugly.

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 08:32:28 PM »
I would think about a re' wrap with copper... With them stamped "Pakistan" I don't know if I'd put too much into them. They would make a great carry knife IMHO for reenacting (such as Rendezvous), or other events.  They certainly would be conversation pieces... :shake
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2023, 08:37:10 PM »
If they were mine I'd just sharpen them, polish them and appreciate their character and personality. That's just me, though.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2023, 10:28:12 PM »
Looks like a couple of blanket prizes to me.
Since they were made by Paki Pete, they really don't have a lot of value.  At least with serious knife aficionados.  One similar to yours is $29.95 on FleaBay.
I see a USA made one similar to yours for about $250.00 as a comparison.  And another at $450.00.

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2023, 09:19:10 AM »
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IME, a Paki knife blade that will hold an edge after a (very) little use is about as rare as chicken teeth.  :bigsmile:
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2023, 09:34:04 AM »
Ok sounds like I made a great investment  :luff:
 I really picked them up for rendevous/reenactor stuff,  10$ each.
 I'll probably make a sheath for both and like said, turn em into trade blanket fodder.
 Thanks for your thoughts.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2023, 05:53:23 PM »
Good thinking Kevin. I don't think you'll have any trouble turning a profit on them once they've been "old style" sheathed. Heck, you might even want to replace the wood scales with leather... They just might make good throwing knives?  :hairy
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2023, 07:26:58 PM »
Throwing knives, really hmm. Maybe.
 I was thinking a decorative fightin knife. Throw some rivets and fringe on a sheath . tada.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2023, 02:03:17 PM »
Kevin, please don't think I'm trying to be smart. But I don't know your background in knife and tomahawk throwing. If you decide on throwing knives, for your own safety I would lose the guards. They kind of resemble a throwing knife I bought from TOW a long time ago. It was made in India.


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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2023, 09:46:43 AM »
 Right on, no guards .
 Did some research on throwing knives,  need one for my club ,  I think I'll try grinding the hook off the ass end, put on some leather scales .
  We'll see how that works.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2023, 02:12:57 PM »
Kevin,
That sounds like a good idea.
While you have the scales off of it, I would knock the guard off as well.
There used to be a leather supply shop in Spokane where we bought a lot of hardware and supplies.  Besides Tandy.  IIRC, it might have been associated with Leather Factory?  Of course, that was 16+ years ago, so things could have changed.
Yep, the CdAML club does like it's knife throwing.  Always a sure fire way for me to lose points in the aggregate.  I was pretty fair with tomahawks, but the knives just pulled me under.  Ugh!
As a comparison, the Hawken Shop throwing knife retails for $60.00+, so you are ahead of the game, assuming yours works out.
Remember, while the tomahawk will usually stick with one turn in 6 paces, that is not always the case for a knife.  I have had my best luck throwing the hawk first, then stepping forward one pace and let go with the knife.  YMMV.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2023, 09:42:21 AM »
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Getting there, one for fighting one for throwin'
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2023, 11:03:08 AM »
Kevin, I really like what you have done with the knives.  Have you tried tossing the throwing knife yet?
We need a full report on that.  Or is there too much snow on the ground for that?
I just hated for there to be any footprints in the snow pack, so I had mine set up along the edge of my drive.  I always plowed that area wide, so I could do a 12 pace toss (2 revolutions) if I wanted to.
Things to ponder as you wander.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2023, 11:34:41 AM »
Do you throw a homemade knife and hawk or do you use something like an H&B or something else? The knife I use is a copy of the one I bought from  TOW,  but it's made from a blade off a sawmill.


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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2023, 01:01:44 PM »
Looking good!!!  :hairy
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