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Posted: 9/12/2010 9:14:10 PM EDT
Welp, I am looking for a huge, functional bowie. I feel like buying a cold steel natchez tonight. The videos of the knife and reviews make it seem awesome but then again my cold steel experiences are so-so so I'm looking for opinions on comparable type knives

any help is appreciated
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:27:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 9:32:45 PM EDT by BillofRights]
ETA- never-mind, I see you are looking in a whole different price range. If you want a knife that is just as functional for 1/5 the cost, the outcast is the one to get.



This One. I did a lot of research on it a month ago, and this is what you want. Trust me. D2 Tool Steel, and I believe they are still made in USA.

Kershaw makes a damned good knife for the money.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=230547&cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Self-Defense%20-%20Knives%20%26%20Tools%20-%20Tactical%2FTools-_-PriceCompListing-_-230547
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:28:00 PM EDT
You hafta decide which is more (read: MUCH more) important....$$$ or quality. For the average schmuck, Cold Steel is a good compromise. Unless you're up for a role in the sequel to Machete, or heading for some quality R&R in Rwanda, I'd suggest the CS. Not many of us use bowies often or hard enough to be disappointed in the factory's choice of Rockwell.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:39:35 PM EDT
for me quality is most important

I have 400 to spend but if I can get same quality for less I'll use other money for custom 10/22
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:58:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:04:43 PM EDT
fehrman knives ––superior steel superior design
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:14:44 PM EDT
The tip geometry seems to be very acute, and likely a little fragile if it is going to see hard use. Probably perfect for stabbing. It depends what you want to use the knife for, and how careful you are w/ it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:20:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:23:15 PM EDT
esee junglas - http://www.eseeknives.com/junglas_machete.htm
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:11:01 AM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:26:27 AM EDT
I do love cold steel's slow mo demonstration vids!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:35:41 AM EDT
If you are looking for a working knife, check the cold steel seconds page.
For a fraction of the cost of a perfect knife you get a brand new knife with maybe a couple of scratches.
I have bought several and on a couple of them I can't even figure why they are a second.

The inventory does tend to be pretty hit or miss but worth it.

http://www.ltspecpro.com/
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:38:11 AM EDT
VG-1.. Ughhh. I have an SK-5 Laredo Bowie that sees occasional CCW and woods duty and love it. Natchez doesn't do much for me
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:43:46 AM EDT
I have an older Cold Steel Recon Scout and think it makes a fine big knife.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:57:38 AM EDT
If you buy the CS, I hope you never need the warranty.
CS's customer service sucks.
I bought a Trailmaster bowie and about 6 weeks after buying it, the sheath stared to come apart.
It took me nine months to get a replacement sheath.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 1:55:20 PM EDT
cheaper than dirt––rough use knife $10
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 2:25:32 PM EDT
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