Iím not quite sure why I like Bowie knives so
much, but I do. Perhaps the only person more intrigued by the
Bowie than I is my friend Mike Cumpston. He is an expert
on Bowie knivesÖ.. I just like them. For most practical
purposes, other knives are better for certain individual tasks.
However, a proper Bowie will serve as a fighting weapon,
hatchet, pry bar, shovel, eating utensil, can opener, machete,
hammer, or utility knife. I probably forgot a few other uses. It
is a very versatile tool for the woodsman, and a formidable
weapon in the right hands. The Bowie style is legendary,
and many makers craft their own interpretation of the big knife.
I recently reviewed the Puma
.480 levergun, and subsequently purchased the test
rifle. While buying the rifle, I learned of Legacy Sportís
offer of a free Bowie knife to purchasers of new Puma rifles.
Sign me up! In a couple of weeks, the knife arrived at the
palatial Gunblast headquarters.
The Legacy Bowie comes complete with a leather
sheath with leg tie-down. It has a full tang, brass handguard,
wooden handles, and an eight and three-quarters inch stainless
blade with a thickness of almost three-sixteenths of an inch.
The knife is made in China, but seems to have
some pretty good steel in it, and the blade is very sharp and
seems to hold an edge very well. The style reminds me of the Western
brand Bowies that were popular several years ago, and that
sometimes still show up at gun and knife shows.
I usually donít do any knife reviews, as to me
they are merely tools, and I donít get real worked up over
them. However, this Legacy Bowie has a gun connection, being
available free to purchasers of the Puma lever action rifles.
Well, almost free. There is a shipping/handling charge, but it
is still a darn great deal on a Bowie style knife. For folks who
do not for whatever reason want or need a new Puma rifle, the
knife is available for $79.95 at the time of this writing
directly from Legacy Sports. I look at the knife offer as
another good incentive to buy a dandy new rifle.
For more details on the free knife offer, CLICK
For more info on Puma and Howa rifles, go to www.legacysports.com.
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