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Vintage Bowie Knife Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Zalesky Apr 27. 9 Replies

Okay, I'm new, so please excuse me if I don't do this right.  I have run across what is supposedly a "vintage" Bowie knife to which I've taken a fancy.  However, as you all know, there are so many…Continue

 

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Jim Lites replied to Jan Carter's discussion National Knife Day redo contest
"Let me try this again...primitive Bowie with bone coffin scales and brass s-guard."
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Jim Lites replied to Jan Carter's discussion National Knife Day redo contest
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Mark Zalesky replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"I'll look forward to meeting you there, Jim. Bring the Marble's -- before I got serious about bowie knives Marble's knives were my main focus. Still have a couple of nice ones I couldn't bear to part with."
Apr 27
Jim Lites replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Mark, I'll plan to be there Saturday.  My book is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, so I'll bring it for signing.  Except for an early 20th Century Marbles hunting knife, all of my collection is modern, but hope to change directions."
Apr 26
Mark Zalesky replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Hi Jim, Funny that I saw your reply so soon, I don't jump over here as often as I should. You are located in Little Rock? Shoot, come on over to Historic Arkansas Museum this Saturday at 1 PM, my coauthor Bill Worthen and I will be talking…"
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Jim Lites replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Mark, I've ordered your book from Amazon, and look forward to learning more.  I'm also looking at the Antique Bowie Knife Association.  Thanks for everything. Jim Lites Little Rock, AR"
Apr 25

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Charles Sample left a comment for Jim Lites
"Thanks for the friend request Jim."
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Jim Lites replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Again, thanks...those are some really good suggestions that I’ll follow up on."
Apr 19
Jim Lites replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Wow! Thanks so much...that’s how we learn."
Apr 19
Mark Zalesky replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"This is a cheap modern, mass produced, Pakistani or Indian knife and stylistically, really doesn't look anything like any authentic knife. Really, it's a caricature of an antique bowie knife, with exaggerated features.I have seen this…"
Apr 19
Bryan W replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Enjoy the post!  Definitely a reproduction. Now, I'll be honest here.  If you look at the collar supporting the guard, as well as the pommel with the sunburst pattern, they are pinned on after the fact, not reveling in any detail of…"
Apr 19
Billy Oneale left a comment for Jim Lites
"Welcome to iKC!"
Apr 19
Jim Lites replied to Jim Lites's discussion Vintage Bowie Knife Question
"Also, the sunburst and guard remind of a Zouave bayonet I used to have for my rifle when I was reenacting."
Apr 19
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Apr 19
Jim Lites posted a discussion

Vintage Bowie Knife Question

Okay, I'm new, so please excuse me if I don't do this right.  I have run across what is supposedly a "vintage" Bowie knife to which I've taken a fancy.  However, as you all know, there are so many repro's out there, one never can be sure.  There are no maker's marks or any other identifying marks.  I'm fascinated by the 15 pins in the scales, and the overall look.  Does anyone have any ideas or opinions on its age and make?  Thanks…See More
Apr 19

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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Google
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
56 to 60 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Wharncliffe pattern fixed and folding knives and Bowie knives.
About Me
67 year-old Vietnam veteran who is semi-retired.
Interests
Hunting, fishing, collecting, music and gardening

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At 20:45 on April 19, 2018,
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Thanks for the friend request Jim.

At 18:37 on April 19, 2018, Billy Oneale said…

Welcome to iKC!

At 18:18 on April 19, 2018, J.J. Smith III said…

At 16:34 on April 19, 2018,
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Welcome to iKC Jim!

With your interest in hunting you should enjoy the iKC Arsenal group.  We love to talk about and post pictures of our guns and shooting experiences.  As host of the group I invite you to join.  I look forward to seeing your posts in the group.

Here is the link to the group.

http://iknifecollector.com/group/ikc-arsenal

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