well ,dlyn 454, if you put it that way..
allthough i own and use 5 cs products [srk, mini pal, bushman bowie,boar spear and sword cane] ,and love them all...
my preferred hunting knife for many years is still an older razor sharp cudeman bowie ,full tang[5mm thick] ,440 toledo s/s with the 20mm blade
i think they sell in the us under the name of hen and rooster [?]
i've used this knife for many many years extensively in the bush,but sadly,i've read that this particular bowie knife is now no longer being produced
thats why i'ts going to 'retire' now with lots of fond memories ,as i don't want anything to happen with it
as can be seen in these photos,i've used it a lot while handgun hunting [mainly warthogs],but also for carving around the campfire, also
while on survival /camping/hiking excursions, it never failed me
while spearhunting or bowhunting,i didn't want any other blade at my side,and used it to dispatch many wounded critters and skin and process other hunted animals
now i'm looking for a blade to step into my bowie's shoes
my bushman bowie is a real handy and versitile tool,and is always ready in my backpack as i used it a lot nowadays
well, i probably dont need another knife apart from this bushman bowie, but, i've convinced myself that for this'replacement' purpose,
its not 'heavy' enough.]
[you see, real knife lovers will allways find a reason to get another one! ]
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