"Not that I thought any of us would be in the market but I did find the explaination on this one amazing
QUOTED FROM JIM MADDOX'S LETTER TO the current owner, IS THE FOLLOWING..."I COLLECT BAYONETS AND THE EARLIEST FORM OF A BAYONET IS…"
"Steve, your comments pretty much capture my feelings about these knives. I had never owned a Bowie knife before and now, with the acquisition of these two, I'm afraid that I have opened up an entirely new and costly can of worms.
"Here are some pictures of my two Western Bowie knives...
The one on top with the lanyard is a 1977 W49 Western Bowie knife. This was the last year that Western made knives in Boulder, Colorado. In 1978 the Company moved to Longmont, Colorado.…"
"Here are a couple of pictures that I dug up showing the work of D.E. Henry. He was the knifemaker in that clipping that Steve posted a few of days ago...
From everything I've read about this guy--which isn't much--I gather that he was…"
in people normally sell sngs for 375 in the market. the real basic sng retails at $400 at stores and can go anywhere up to 475+ depending on the options and such. smf retails at $475+, and AR/GB retails at $400.
AR/GBs are sooo beefy. not sure about the fixed blades, though. check out mattdtactical, bluelinegear, tadgear for some striders. there are other sites, too, but i can't remember any at the moment. :)