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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: https://www.kabar.com/knives/detail/2

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.

Thanks!
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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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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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