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Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Ankerson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:58 pm

Got this in today (Production Sample) and Spyderco told me I can post pictures so here we go. :spyder:

Specs of this knife:

Blade - 6 3/4"
OAL - 12 5/16"
Weight - 11.4 oz
Spine thickness - .145"
Steel CPM 4V
Handle Material - G10
BTE - .025"

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby xceptnl » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:01 pm

It looks like a real user Jim. Who's responsible for the handle contours?
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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Ankerson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:02 pm

xceptnl wrote:It looks like a real user Jim. Who's responsible for the handle contours?

Adjusted in a joint effort.

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby MacLaren » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:08 pm

Wow. So very nice. So happy it's CPM 4V.

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Looks like a winner!
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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby dogrunner » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:33 pm

spyderco has been making really top-notch fixed blades for years now, yet they still manage to continue to up their game! This one adds to the trend in a big way!

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Ankerson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:47 pm

Thanks everyone.

I believe Spyderco did an excellent job with it.

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby MacLaren » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:06 pm

I would expect this to be one of the best selling fixed blades that Spyderco has ever put out.

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Tdog » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 pm

Great looking all-purpose knife. Looking forward to the release. :spyder:

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Surfingringo » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:52 pm

I want to see how that 4v works opening coconuts. :cool:

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Ankerson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:53 pm

Surfingringo wrote:I want to see how that 4v works opening coconuts. :cool:
It will work fine. :cool:

Won't hurt it one bit. :D

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Bloke » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:06 pm

Great looking Knife, Jim! :cool:

I like the idea of removable scales. :)
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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Ankerson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 pm

Bloke wrote:Great looking Knife, Jim! :cool:

I like the idea of removable scales. :)

Gives the option to make custom handles etc. :)

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Mushroom » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 pm

The more I see it, the more I realize how much I want one! Sounds like a solid user!
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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Tdog » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:10 pm

I've got some nice fatwood waiting for this blade. Hope it gets split before next winter. :rolleyes:

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Ankerson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:11 pm

Mushroom wrote:The more I see it, the more I realize how much I want one! Sounds like a solid user!

About the same weight as a K-Bar (slightly lighter) so it should carry easy too.

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Naperville » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:44 pm

My OCD is kicking in to high gear. Is the blade grind line parallel to the spine? or NO?

It looks artistic, but I'm wondering how it would look if it were parallel. I have a feeling it is better raked at a slight angle. The std is boring.


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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby foofie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:18 pm

Very nicely done. Glad to see the production sample is out - one step closer to getting one in my grubby paws.
Any pictures of the sheath?

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby The Mastiff » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 pm

That's a nice looking knife Jim. It should be a great slicing knife that is strong enough for everything I usually need knives for. Good choice in steel too. Looking forward to getting one in my hand and trying it out. Sanders seems like he would be a good guy to work with on projects. Good work to the both of you!

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Re: Ankerson/Sanders Bowie Photos

Postby Loudenboomer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 am

Looking foreword to buying this knife. Congratulations to all involved in the project. Jim, having never had the knife in hand I wondered if the butt end of the knife was a little pointy for a rap with the heel of the hand separating bone. The butt looks wide enough that this may not be a concern at all. How does it feel to you?


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