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Old 07-18-2011, 03:11 PM
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Does anyone have any experiance with them? How's the steel on them? I tried doing a search but it kept bringing back results for Bear Grylis. I'm looking for a bowie style knife to go on my western style gunbelt with my Colt and while the Bear and Son stag handled knives look good from pics I don't want a knife that can't be actually used if need be. Also I don't want a blade thats more than 7" or so in length.
Another brand I'm wondering about is the Silver Stag brand. They have a blade of 1095 carbon steel and antler handles for the look I'm wanting. Anyone have experiance with them?
Trying to keep the price around $200 or less. Thanks for your help.
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http://www.bearandsoncutlery.com/

Enjoy and let us know what you decide!
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Ive got a couple of their bali song knives. Good knives, not to expensive and made in the USA. Ive heard tell that their whole line of knives are pretty good but Ive no experience with any others.
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This is one I'm considering.
http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Ex...uctCode=BC501D
This one from Silver Stag is tempting too. The damascus Bowie with 6.5" blade,third from bottom.
http://silverstagknives.com/store/in...&category_ID=2
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Does anyone have any experiance with them? How's the steel on them? I tried doing a search but it kept bringing back results for Bear Grylis. I'm looking for a bowie style knife to go on my western style gunbelt with my Colt and while the Bear and Son stag handled knives look good from pics I don't want a knife that can't be actually used if need be. Also I don't want a blade thats more than 7" or so in length.
Another brand I'm wondering about is the Silver Stag brand. They have a blade of 1095 carbon steel and antler handles for the look I'm wanting. Anyone have experiance with them?
Trying to keep the price around $200 or less. Thanks for your help.
I have one.. Damascus steel with an all white bone handle. And I use it..Can't even tell. The craftsman ship is second to none and I have knives that were twice the amount that don't compare. Throws like a dream.. I Highly recommend it. They're about a foot long.

I looked at the picture.. my blade is 11 inches long..just measured it.... and its one of the first they made.
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I bought a A-Tac kinda mil style survival knife reminds me of the airforce ones sorta, little over a month ago as it was cheap and I needed a SS knife for a river trip. I always end up in the drink. Overall for what I payed sub 30 I think with a discount. Good blade out of the box, hate the sheath(nylon) but for the price point I understand the sheath will suck. Used it alot and does well, decent edge retention for 440. Bear and sons also has lifetime guarantee and is an American Company, I wouldn't hesitate to buy any of their products.
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Well after a lot of thought and looking back and forth between the differant sites I decided to go with the Silver Stag bowie based on the shape of the blade being more to my liking. I'll post pics when it comes in.
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I received one for my father's day gift from my sons. It is a 3 blade stockman w/ stag grips.
Very well made, has a solid "snap" when closed and took an edge very easily with a stone.
I would buy one in a heartbeat.
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Well the Silver Stag bowie came in yesterday. Very nicely finished and balances well. The blade is made of 1095 and 15N20 steels and arrived with a usable sharpness. I do intend to sharpen it up more before using though. It does go well with my gun belt and Colt.

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Nice set-up larryp! If you have a tack store in the area I would suggest getting the holster and belt "Oil dipped" so it would all more closely match the knife sheath. Shouldn't cost too much and will help preserve the whole set up.
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Does anyone have any experiance with them? How's the steel on them? I tried doing a search but it kept bringing back results for Bear Grylis. I'm looking for a bowie style knife to go on my western style gunbelt with my Colt and while the Bear and Son stag handled knives look good from pics I don't want a knife that can't be actually used if need be. Also I don't want a blade thats more than 7" or so in length.
Another brand I'm wondering about is the Silver Stag brand. They have a blade of 1095 carbon steel and antler handles for the look I'm wanting. Anyone have experiance with them?
Trying to keep the price around $200 or less. Thanks for your help.
I have a Bear & Sons folder but I'd have to dig it out to tell you anything about the steel quality. I have more than 200 knives in my collection so it's hard to remember them all. I do believe that it's a good quality knife.

I'm on the verge of pulling out all of my knives and cataloging all of them complete with pictures. In today's market I have a feeling that I have a pretty nice investment.
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Well the Silver Stag bowie came in yesterday. Very nicely finished and balances well. The blade is made of 1095 and 15N20 steels and arrived with a usable sharpness. I do intend to sharpen it up more before using though. It does go well with my gun belt and Colt.

That's a fine rig Larry.
Is that a BP revolver?
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No, it's a Colt Single Action Army in .44 Special caliber.
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In today's market I have a feeling that I have a pretty nice investment.
In Doug Casey's book, Crisis Investing:Opportunities and Profits in the Coming Great Depression (1983)
He recommends CUSTOM KNIVES as an investment
I didn't agree with the outcome Casey predicted in the book
I did find it kind of interesting he would pick CUSTOM KNIVES....
The guys over on BF got a kick outta it too===>
Crisis Investing=Custom Knives??

I have a pretty good "knife portfolio"
The problem is, I get attached to them
and I don't want to sell them!!...hehehehhe

Oh yeah
Bear and Sons
I've heard good things about them
I don't own one
I'm more of a fixed blade type of guy (I think they B and S line is mostly folding/pocket/slipjoints?)
Although I do have quite a few folding knives

I wonder if the Damascus is pattern welded or handmade??
I still have a hard time telling the difference....
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