Nightly Knife Porn: God Bless Texas

I wanted to focus on #rescueknives in honor of those who are risking their lives to save others following Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, that is somewhat of a lame hashtag so I have changed gears last minute. It may seem frivolous when people are suffering, but I figure I would focus on something that celebrates Texas in this dark time. The Bowie Knife. Which just so happens to be legal to carry once again in just a few days.

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I know the traditional Bowie looks nothing like a lot of these, but the name has stuck to the theatrical derivation of the original style. These next 2 photos are of an actual 1800s Sheffield Bowie, from the collection of Mark Zalesky, who happens to be an authority on the style. He had it with him at lunch on Friday, and I took these pictures for my own library -not intending to use them on the blog.

The knife is porn-worthy if the shots themselves are not.

Here are some of what people more typically think of as a Bowie:

 

I love that this is from a reclaimed file or rasp.

"Mustache Bowie" #bowieknife #bladesmith #omarknives #knifeporn #knife #customknives #cutelariaartesanal

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Cool vintage model: (1950s?)

 

God Bless Texas:

Thoughts and prayers to our readers affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.

comments

  1. Sam L. says:

    More fine fotos!

  2. Chase M. says:

    Thank you for sharing the Sheffield bowie pics. Do you know how that guard was made on it? It looks like it was build in two parts and filled.

    That Randy Wirtz bowie has some beautifully clean grinds!!

  3. jottm says:

    That Sheffield is of the plug baynet pattern. There was a time when baynets were literally stuck into the muzzle of a musket. The tell is the narrow, tapering handle.
    As to howthe guard is made, it may have been a cast pour.

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