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Question by Big-Buk. Uploaded on October 07, 2010
You won't find one worth having that cheap
First it was a great pair of binos for under $25 and now a bowie knife under $50. I'd suggest to add both those items to your Christmas list Big-Buk.
okay sorry i dont have money to blow im only a kid and btw i dont need ne more help on here if this all im gonna here...p.s. i found a great bowie knife on basspro that had a 5/5 rating out of 11 reviews on it, and oh ya, its only $35!
Big-Buk, it sometimes seems like people are talking down to you when they are only trying to help. Dont get mad just take the advice that you want.
thank you Mesarich but i believe that some people on here just dont think its possible for an item thats cheaper than expected can be good...well it can and im tired of getting bashed on how people think im cheap, well im not just to let u know but at this time of the year i dont have money to spend, only in the summer...and when all i hear is that "u'll never find anything that cheap for a good quality"...it makes me feel stupid so if you dont have an ANSWER to my question NOT AN OPINION, dont say anything cause this "advice" is what i want to here!
this "advice" ISNT what i want to here
Big buck i totally agree with you about some cheap things can be great, but certain catagories of things like binos and bowie knives need to be high quality. because binos need good glass which is can be very expensive and a good knife that can last you a life time needs good steel and materials used in the handle which can be very expensive to produce. im 15 and when it comes to knives i use the 40 dollar or more rule. and in binos go $100 dollars or more rule. good luck. also can you get a link of that knife your talking about?
no but just go to www.basspro.com, click on hunting, knives/tools, fixed blade knives, and then there should be a knife called Redhead Bowie knife...and btw on the binos i think i forgot to mention that i just needed a cheap pair for the weekend like one of those bushnells you see hanging up at walmart or a farm supply store not a pair to last a lifetime, just 2 days lol
And i would just like to through out there that i am not a cheap buyer what so ever, im completely the opposite of cheap when it comes to shopping.
hey your the one asking the questions and were the ones giving the answers. so dont be so hard on us. why would you want a bino for two days makes no sense
There are some of us on here who probably sound to you like we are old and out-of-touch, myself included. I can remember being a youngster and mowing yards and picking watermelons to make extra $$$ - I remember for a good long while even after high school not having much money.
One time after getting what I thought was a sizable amount of money together I trekked down to Western Auto and bought myself a Carcano rifle and some ammo. It turned out to be the world's most colossal waste of money, and was probably more safe for a deer than the shooter. Back then, there was no F&S ANSWERS to ask if something like that was any good or not. It looked real cool - it was a total POS.
My point is that if any of us are giving you an answer, some sort of harsh and not what you want to hear, they are answers of experience. Some of us have bought bad stuff in the past, and we are trying to warn you away from wasting what money you have.
IMO a bowie knife is near useless for sporting use.
Someone gave me one years ago and it is more of a conversation piece than anything. If you want a large fixed blade, get a Ka-Bar USMC knife and roll with that. I have one of those that has lasted me nearly 30 years now. And BTW, just because something has lots of feedback and a high rating does not mean that it is really good. Bass Pro is trying to SELL STUFF. I would bet half or more of their user product reviews are bogus.
best of luck
Kid, you asked for advice and the good folks gave it to you. 'Neck gave you a bucket full of good advice and wisdom. Don't piss and moan because folks didn't tell you what you wanted to hear.
Kid, SGA and Bee are right. Sga said get a Ka- Bar, and he is very right. Only useful large blade knife I have ever owned, besides fillet knives. a 4 inch blade is all thats really needed in the field. Bowie knives are USELESS. The very often break right at the handle, due to a poor connection. I have owned a few, from many makers. There all equally useless. Ratings, no matter who (or what) wrote them, are all opinions. Such as what I'm saying right now. In the end, all that matters is yours. You want a bowie knife? Get one, its your choice. You want a better recommendation on a useful hunting knife? We gave you one. I understand not having much money at times. I'm a 15 year old guy myself. But if I spend my money, I would rather buy a good item, rather than junk that breaks too early, so I have to spend more money. Well, I have a job now, (2 really) and am lucky to make enough money that I can purchase quality equipment. But the answer still is, and will be, bowie knifes are junk. Always have been, always will be, especially when you spend less than 50$ on them. If you don't like our opinion (Mine, and everyone else's) Fine. But to get mad, and call us out and tell us our opinions are wrong, isn't right. Fine if you don't like us, or our site, but if you don't like it, leave. No one's asking you to stay. Don't let the door hit your a$$ on the way out.
I've come to realize that most of us (outdoor hunter / fishermen type) have a habit of telling it like it is. If you would like to benefit from our experience, just ask a question. Most of us remember when we were kids and didn't have things given to us so we had to work for the gear we wanted. If you don't want a straight answer, good advice, or and honest opinion, you may be better served bu asking the guy SELLING stuff at WalMart.
I don't see the use of a knife with a blade longer than 5 or 6 inches unless you are carving a turkey or making a movie. Add a few dollars and buy something that will hold an edge and last.
It's hard to find good knives under $50 but since you asked about knives under $50 I would recommend the Ka-Bar Heavy Bowie. There are better knives out but for your price range its not a bad buy. http://www.poorfish.com/p-9157-ka-bar-large-heavy-bowie-knife-kraton-han...
Here is a thought try K&G knife making supplies. The steel is good the handles exotic and you can buy ready made sheaths for some models. If you were any good in shop class you can have a semi custom knife for around $50.00. I made a few and they were well received. If you have any antler or bone at home the price goes down.
Hello! Bowie knives are Not worthless. Well, the el cheapoi Master Cutlery/ United Cutlery Chinese based ones might be substandard knives. But bowies such as Cold Steel, SOG, Ontario, TOPS, and the high qual;ity handmade ones such as ones made by Jimmy Lile, Steve Voorhis, Gil Hibben, and Andrew Clifford, to name a few (oh yeah, can't forget about awesome Ray Matton) are some of the highest quality and best made knives ever! They are the Real handmade Rambo style survival knives and they are made to use and to use in extreme conditions (especially Andrew Clifford Knives, who makes his knives To Be Used and not for just collecting or wall hangers). These bowie knives (even the handmade high quality hollow-handled survival knives) are superbly made and will very rarely and seldomly break! I happen to have a Steve Voorhis handmade Rambo style knife (Steve Voorhis was friends with Jimmy Lile and the knife I have, as I was told, is the very first Rambo knives that he made, and it is also one which Lile worked with Voorhis on and taught him how to make his famous Rambo movie survival knife. So having it is the same as having a Lile original! It is nice and heavy and extremely well made and I double dare Anyone to tell me it will break easily. I have done used it as a spear, thrown it at my target, batoned wood with it, chopped wood and food with it, skinned and cleaned animals for food with it. And after all of that, the blade ts still straight as an arrow and is still razor sharp! My Andrew Clifford handmade survival knives are just as good (if not better) as my Voorhis/ Lile First Blood Rambo knife. So to those of you who are badmouthing bowie knives and hollow-handled survival knives, well, you just haven't owned or used a real handmade Voorhis or Andrew Clifford (ACK) hollow-handled bowie knife yet Because if you had, believe me, you would Not be badmouthing them or their concept. But go ahead and continue to use the cheapo $20 Master Cutlery or United Cutlery Rambo knives. That way, when you spout off your "Bowies and hollow-handles are worthless," by you using the cheapo Chinese ones, you won't be lying. But if you want to come clean and take back your words for now, then go out and buy a high quality handmade Voorhis or ACK survival knife, use it, then come back and give a review. I guarantee you your views on these types of knives will change!
Just so you know, I was in No way trying to offend or downgrade anyone in my previous message. But all I was trying to do is give a broader scope and a wider range of the difference in quality of the handmade bowie and hollow-handled bowie/ survival knives as opposed to those that are manufactured and cheaper made, especially those that are made in China. I surely hope none of you were offended in any way!
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