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Old 02-28-2006, 02:09 AM
Big Ugly Gringo Big Ugly Gringo is offline
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Brand new member from Texas - Bowie knife nut.

Greetings. I was recently invited to come over here in hopes that I might continue to learn about my favorite knife subject - Bowies.

I have been logging on at the Blades forum site (Big Ugly Tall Texan wouldn't fit here for some reason) for about a month now, trying to get information to help me with my choice on a new Bowie knife.

As a Texan, I have always been fascinated by Bowie knives and the Bowie legend. I have learned more about the subject in the past month than I learned in the previous 624 months of my life.

I used to think the only kind of Bowie knife was the James Black Bowie and the type of knife I recently ordered



a Bear MGC Bowie. BOY was I wrong.

I had never heard of the Musso Bowie before a few weeks ago. Now, I have gone from thinking that might have been Jim Bowie's knife to wondering if it is even the genuine article. My jury is still out on that one.

One of you guys over there read my musings and suggested I might log on here and learn a little more. Well, here I am.

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Old 02-28-2006, 05:42 AM
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I'm not a Bowie expert, but I am able to give you a great big Texas style welcome. Come back in often, you'll enjoy the company.

Paul


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Old 02-28-2006, 12:12 PM
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Welcome, friend---you are not alone in the big, ugly department! Paul voices my sentiments! ---Sandy---


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Old 02-28-2006, 12:17 PM
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I've been Bowieless for several years since I gave my only one as a Christmas present. I just got back from mailing a money order to pay for a brand new Bear MGC just like the one pictured. $77 plus $7.95 S&H seems more than reasonable to me.

And as for big, I'm 6-3 and weigh 257 as of this morning. And ugly? Can you beat this?



And, yes, I was shirtless when I tookthat photo. Whatever elseless I might have been is my business.

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Old 02-28-2006, 01:00 PM
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I think Paul can beat that! . Welcome aboard friend. You'll enjoy this place I bet.


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Old 03-01-2006, 12:17 AM
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I must admit, if I had a dog that looked like that ....

Nevermind.

Point is, welcome aboard, amigo!

For those Yankees that may wonder how I dare risk upsetting a big feller like that, just understand that from my perspective, he's halfway to Los Angeles!


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Old 03-01-2006, 02:16 AM
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Halfway to LA is right. But I was born in Marshall and rasied in Harrison and Panola Counties, so I'm really an East Texan. I have to live out here because of my employment with the Invading Yankee government. And if I wuz sensitive about my looks, I wouldn't post that picture.
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:13 PM
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Well-------------You ain't ugly, but-----------you ain't purty, so you will fit right in with this group! ---Sandy---


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Old 03-01-2006, 10:56 PM
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Actually, the secret is this: put one of Paul or Sandy's sheaths in the picture and everything in the picture becomes more beautiful!

Marshall, Harrison, and Panola - yup, that's pretty hardcore deep-East Texas. Rumor has it that folks up that way occasionally shoot at Post Office folks, mistaking the blue uniform for Yankee soldiers!


Only been to EP once, and that was to do some work at a steel mill. A bit like working on the surface of the sun, while wearing a winter coat to keep the sparks off.

We pretty much welcome anyone, but fellas with a good sense of humor are doubly welcome!


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Old 03-08-2006, 07:25 AM
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I'll second that.Some fine people down there in Baja Oklahoma!


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Old 03-08-2006, 08:25 PM
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Now that wer'e acquainted,can I call you B.U.G. on tkn, and B.U.T.T. on blade forums?By the way,I'm 5'8" and 220 lbs of pure fat. not an extra oune of muscle on my body.Did I say that right?!


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Old 03-08-2006, 10:14 PM
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You can call me anything you want, as long as you don't call me late for meals.

On my "home" forum... www.texasminutemen.org I am known as Big Ugly Texan.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:33 PM
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Welcome.

Have you heard of Flayderman's Bowie book?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...Fencoding=UTF8
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:00 AM
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Heard of it. Never read it. Plan to buy it.

I never realized there was so much to learn about Bowies.
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