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Anyone got one???

Thoughts or opinions???


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Do a search on youtube and check out some of the videos.

Impressive knife. Eeker
 
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Vids are impressive... Eeker

Just wondering in any forum members had any first hand experience with them...


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I think, judging from the vids, that the knife is a bit too large to carry on ones person if in the bush.

It would however be useful to have in and around a camp site for any heavy duty chores (killing dangerous beasties knife ) that need to be done.

It appears that if you shop around it can be bought for between $300-350.

Would I buy one?

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One cannot have too many knives. beer


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I recently picked up a CS Natchez Bowie on Ebay for $285. Natchez Shooter Supply has them for $304. I was going to get one from them if I did not prevail on the bid.

This is a magnificent blade. I had read about the presence of this knife and decided to get it as I really liked the classic lines of it. It's a classic early Bowie made with high tech materials and methods. San Mai steel, micarta handle, stressed tang construction. Excellent craftsmanship and high build quality. Shaves hair with the lightest touch. I don't see how any knife lover could be disappointed in this blade.

In my mind I can see Jim Bowie smiling about this blade. I believe many altercations were silenced with just the revealing of such a blade. It has a truly frightening presence.


Chris


BTW, I would classify this as a fighting blade, not a knife in the Trailmaster class, which is a working Bowie. You could surely use it for that, but I would not choose it for that. For me it sits on my mantle over the fireplace with this 1836 Commemorative rifle. BUT if Zombies walked the streets, I would strap this knife on.
Or dangerous game country. It handles quite nicely for it's size and weight.




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Sweet pic...

285 sounds like a steal for that....

Not really looking for any practical use from it...

I know it's big for hogs but I'd probably use it...

I agree it would be great for decapitating zombies!!!!


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Great photo. tu2 I asume from the photo it has a hidden tang? What's the blade width & length?



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Specs from Cold Steel site:

Blade Length: 11 3/4"
Overall Length: 17 1/8"
Steel: SK-5 High Carbon
Weight: 24 oz
Handle: 5 3/8" Long
Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath

Q: Do all Cold Steel knives have a full tang?
Full tang construction is an important consideration when evaluating the strength of a knife. Originally, "full tang" meant a handle in which the edges of the tang are visible all around the outside of the hilt, so that the tang is fully as wide as the knife handle. However, with the advent of "driven-on" Kraton® handles, full tang has come to mean that a very substantial tang extends completely through the center of the handle right to the back of the pommel. This describes the tangs on all premium Cold Steel knives.

Q: How is Kraton® attached to the handles of Cold Steel knives?
To the best of our knowledge, Cold Steel was the first knife company in the U.S. to use Kraton® for the handle of a knife. Obviously we were correct in our choice of this material, because over the last 18 years almost every major manufacturer has adopted it for knife handles. There are two main ways to build a Kraton® handle.
The first is to make a "driven-on" handle. This is where the Kraton® handle is heated up to expand it slightly, then driven on top the tang of the blade. Once in place it can be held there by a ferrule or a bolt.
The second method is to make a "shot-on" handle. In this type of construction, the liquid Kraton® material is injected under heat and pressure around the tang of the blade where it hardens. Once it has hardened it is permanently attached to the tang and needs no bolts or a ferrule.


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This knife uses a tang with cable arrangement.
A steel cable with a threaded steel bolt on the end is mounted on the tang of the blade and then a nut on the end of the handle is properly torqued. Cold Steel says this is a very strong and durable arrangement. They torture test their knives beyond would any person would do in a practical use of the blade.

The specs on this particular knife are as follows. They make both an SK-5 model and a San Mai steel model. This one is a San Mai steel model.

Specifications:
Blade: 11 3/4"
Overall: 17 1/8"
Thick: 8mm
Weight: 19.9 oz.
Steel: VG-1 San Mai III®
Handle: 5 3/8" long.
300 Series Stainless
w/ Black Linen Micarta

This is a link to a demo video of this knife by
Cold Steel. It's a bit cheesy, but fun to watch -- and there is a little "piggy" action on it as well. Smiler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRk93Vlrd48


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Great photo. tu2 I asume from the photo it has a hidden tang? What's the blade width & length?


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That is supposed to be a very close copy of the one in the Alamo. Wick Ellerbe in FLA makes an occasional one, but they are around $1200.
I want one...

Rich
 
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Idaho Sharpshooter --

You won't be disappointed if you do get one.
I'm fairly certain that both Bowie and Dundee
would agree that "this is a knife".

dxr

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