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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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Location: Kerrville, Texas
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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.


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Paul Long-- 108 Briarwood Ln. W.-- Kerrville, Texas 78028-- Ph. 830 367 5536---
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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---

Martin (Sandy) Morrissey Master Leather Craftsman 1105 Stephens Road Blairsville, GA 30512 706-379-1621
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:17 PM
Big Ugly Gringo Big Ugly Gringo is offline
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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 ....


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!

God bless Texas! Now let's secede!!
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