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Old 07-31-2017, 02:10 AM
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Default Bowie Knives legal to carry in Texas. . .finally!

Of all the states in the Union, Texas has prohibited the carrying of, of all things, a Bowie knife. That all changes on September 01.

On that date, I intend to be sporting a newly acquired Bowie but I'm a bit conflicted. My budget is in the $100 range -- I don't do fancy or collectibles.

Here's my current favorite:

Amazon has it for $89

I would like one with similar toughness but maybe a little more of the "bowie knife" look.

I appreciate input from those of you who know more about knives.


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Old 08-01-2017, 02:37 AM
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I've had a Becker bk9 for a number of years. It's a great knife. The sheath is not great. Mine now resides in a leather one I made. . Becker is a great company. I lost the nut from one of the handle bolts . I wrote them a email asking where I could get one- they sent it free. I took the black finish off mine .
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:20 AM
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The old Western Knife Company, later Western-Coleman before it finally went under made an excellent Bowie Knife, the model 49 IIRC, and excellent to mint specimens pop-up on e-bay from time to time. Parker also made a copy of the Western companies Bowie, but I much prefer the original Western Knife Companies Bowie.

A lot of GI's used them in Vietnam, so that should be an excellent recommendation for the knife.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:16 PM
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I have always wondered where this notion that TX, is a freer state, comes from. TX has a lot of laws against freedoms.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:22 PM
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I'd like to just say one thing regarding this thread;

Bowie - Bow(like Bow tie), E (as in the Long EEEEEE sound)

Its not .........Booo Eeeeee.....Wrong pronunciation...........

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

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Old 12-28-2017, 08:34 PM
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Bowie is an English corruption of the Scottish surname Buie which is pronounced Boo-ee.

As to the restrictive laws, they were enacted by the Union Leaguers after The War of Northern Aggression. Further, after the federal army left in 1879 East Texas had the greatest population in Texas, and was still under firm control of the unionists in the first elections. So, that is the crap we were stuck with so the unionists could feel safe and in control of the masses.

West of what is now the IH35 dividing line running north/south these laws were ignored until the late 50's to early60's. As an elementary school student in Austin Texas, I regularly carried a 6" Boo-ee after school hours as did other boys and the Leos thought nothing of it.

It did take entirely too long to get this rectified, and that is a shame.

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Old 12-28-2017, 08:36 PM
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I forgot, I now carry a 7" Buie or Gerber double edge a lot of the time or have one handy.

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