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Author Topic: Couple used bowies  (Read 2747 times)

Offline Ohio Joe

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2023, 07:23:10 PM »
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.

Tom, (as for myself) I've been using H&B throwing knives and Hawks since the '80's (maybe even the late 70's... I've had them for such a long time - they just hold up and work... 'course, sometimes I have to replace a hawk handle,,, but if one uses them, who doesn't... LOL!!!


KDubs did a fine job with the leather scales on that Bowie (throwing bowie)! I've seen that style of knives used at the throwing blocks... Ought 'a be good fun!!!
 

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2023, 09:13:47 PM »
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.

The answer to the question is yes.
The one I usually use started as a leaf spring off a '57 Chevy.  I have also used H & B and Hawken Shop knives.  The verdict is, I shouldn't quit my day job.

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2023, 09:28:13 PM »
All these pictures and talk about knives and throwing makes me want to throw, but the weather here in PA just won't permit it .Kevin your knives look good and I know you'll enjoy knife and hawk throwing. Good luck and I hope you have a lot of success with that.


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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2023, 08:20:29 PM »
Thanks all.
 I did get to toss a few , hawk and knife.
 Sticks ok but not deep, weight of the knife makes it fall out.
 Guess I'll need to thin the shoulder a bit.
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 The hawk I modified with a cross , using a dremel.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2023, 08:29:25 PM »
When it's my turn to throw against you, I'll just forfeit. When I had the shoulder changed on my hawk it helped tremendously. Dremel  tool work looks good too. Keep up the good work.


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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2023, 06:47:28 AM »
If your hawk blocks are cut like in the picture / your knife and hawk stick a whole lot better into the wood. Though the wood being used comes into play as well... :shake

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2023, 09:40:00 AM »
Cool pic, thanks .
 My throwin blocks are buried in snow at the moment, temps dropping to 0* over the next couple days so they will have to wait.
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2023, 10:22:24 AM »
Cool pic, thanks .
 My throwin blocks are buried in snow at the moment, temps dropping to 0* over the next couple days so they will have to wait.
Kevin

Not much better here in NW Nebraska... I'm ready for nicer weather...  :pray:
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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2023, 10:52:05 AM »
The hawk blocks the CdA club had were seemingly made out of rubber.  I swear, the hawks seemed to bounce back as many times as they stuck.  :Doh! Happily, about 3 years ago, they became firewood.  :applaud

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Re: Couple used bowies
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2023, 05:36:41 PM »
The one on the left certainly became firewood.  :bl th up

Heck, they all become firewood eventually... :laffing
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