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Old 09-01-2014, 02:13   #1
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Bowie knife video

Sure, i could put this in the blade section, but its aplicable here as well.

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Old 09-01-2014, 19:45   #2
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If nothing else, this demonstrates the reality that some things are unevitably subjective & personal. His favored blade length is 10 3/4" - 11", going so far as to call a 10" blade "stubby". My favored camp-knife blade length is much smaller than his, at 8". He uses a trailmaster to demonstrate a too-short blade - I have the same trailmaster and to me it's a too-long blade. So while most people think my preference is ridiculously long, he considers is ridiculously short. On the other side of the equation, while I find the trailmaster's blade too large for my use, its handle is actually too small for my preference.

His comment of 'if you don't value it as a tool, you won't carry it; and you won't have it when you need it' is spot-on imo. My personal knife has been my woods companion for a decade or more, and is so subjectively "right" for me that I made a point of watching for years for an identical spare. It's just that good - for me. It might not be good at all for someone else.

Also, his comments about a bowie knife (particularly the blade geometry) being made right rather than just being made large are also right on. A lot of production bowies - especially lower-end ones like Case, Winchester, etc - are simply large; with seemingly little thought put into the actual use of them.
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Old 09-02-2014, 23:31   #3
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Thanks for the thoughtful comments, quake.
I put up a couple of chopping vids today.
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