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Old 02-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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Searles Bowie Blade Grind Question.

Hi Guys,
I have commissioned a Searles Bowie replica and have a question concerning the grind along the edges of the spine.Can anyone let me know if the Original blade infact has a false edge running the full length of the spine from guard to tip.
Many thanks in advance.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:24 PM
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This is the best photo that I could find:


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Old 02-27-2013, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Gary Mulkey View Post
This is the best photo that I could find:

HI Gary,
Thanks for the help,but I think I was not clear with my original question.While I realise that the edges of the spine are ground with a bevel I would like to know if towards the tip of the blade whether or not the grind meets to form a (genuine)false edge or if the grinds remain seperate and just taper to a point.

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:21 PM
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I shot this one recently and do not recall a sharp edge anywhere along the spine though all grinds meet at the tip. However, in my photo it looks like there's an edge bevel on top for about the last 3 inches. My memory is for sure less reliable than my photo! Will reply again if I get more info.


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