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Old 09-19-2017, 09:23 AM
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New to me Remington 700 Bowie knife. It was made in Alabama by Bear and Sons for Remington. The 7.5" blade is made from 440A (improved?) SS. The The scales are said to be the same walnut used for the 700 rifles. I understand that these knives are no longer in production and would be interested to know the years that they were produced.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:18 AM
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Nice looking Bowie anyway. May not be in production but are still available from a couple sites I checked. Price was around $100. 440A steel is more rust resistant I believe. Not sure how long they were produced.
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Never saw that one. I have some of the repro Remington knives made for them by Camillus. My favorite is the R-1306, made about 1990.

This Bowie doesn't appeal to me. It reminds me of a ripoff of the V-44 (?) made in WW II by Case,Collins, etc. A large, bulky knife. The original was meant as a short machete, and the Army Air Corps issued it as such. Stan Brock wore one in Brazil on, Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins. I hope I got the show's name right.

I wish Remington would make the R H-36 again.

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The Bowie style knives have been around since the early 1800s in various forms. The clip point is a major characteristic of the knife with some sharpened on that top edge allowing the user to slash in either direction.
Camillus made knives under the Remington name into the late 1990s and those knives are prized my many collectors.
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Nice looking knife OP, not sure who made it for Remington.

Remington has contracted with Buck to make their knives now.

Which is ironic because Remington made better knives than Buck ever did. Unfortunately they stopped before ww2. The rh35 is my favorite, the Rh 36 is a close second the Rh 37 is KaBar sized. All of them would be the only knife you'd ever need.
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440 steel is pretty rust resistant, but is a pretty crummy blade material. Many cheap knives are made from it. It doesn't hold an edge well and is difficult to sharpen because it is very hard.
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I sent an email to Bear and Sons to inquire as to what 440A-improved steel was. I received a prompt response from the president of the company. The steel is from the USA and the 440A "improved" means adding carbon to the steel. The Rockwell harness comes in between 57 & 59. I am not into metallurgy but the implication is that this is good blade steel. This is good to know even though I may never need to put the knife to use.
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