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Officially Licensed ALAMO MC-AB01 Hunting Knife 17.25-Inch Overall
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- The Alamo Jim Bowie Knife
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The Alamo® Jim Bowie knife is an officially licensed exact replica of the knife carried by Richard Widmark (as Jim Bowie) in the 1960 Oscar-winning film The Alamo , also starring John Wayne. A genuine leather sheath and certificate of authenticity are included.
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Being a knife collector this knife will not be used as an outdoors knife but it will share a place with some of my other knives for their beauty. At first, I was reluctant to purchase this knife for several reason. It's origin and the low price. All I did was deny myself of its beauty for several months.
I have several die hard knife enthusiast who told me I was wasting my money until they saw this Iron Mistress Bowie and it would not surprise me if they have not ordered one for themselves.
The not-so-good news, depending on how particular you are, is that it is not a 100% accurate copy of the "Iron Mistress." First, the sharp cutting edge of the knife does not extend all the way to the hilt, as it does on the original. Second, the blade tapers more narrowly at the hilt than the original, but not significantly. Third, the "brass strip" is not a strip at all, but a solid piece of brass that has been attached or inserted into the blade. Fourth, the "dog bone" handle only hints at a "dog bone" shape and is not as pronounced as the original. Fifth, the top, curved, clipped point of the blade is not sharpened; it should be. Sixth, "The Alamo" movie logo from the 1960 film, which is printed on the blade, may put some people off, but I don't mind it. After all, the knife is being sold as commemorative of that movie, in which the "Iron Mistress" was used. The knife also comes with a "Certificate of Authenticity regarding that.
I have a more costly Generation 2 "Iron Mistress" that is more accurate, but lacks the handle details that this knife has.
All in all, if you want to add at least one decent, cost-effective "Iron Mistress" replica to your collection, this is a good choice.
One warning: If you order, include some special shipping instructions insisting that they pack the knife in bubble wrap or similar packing material to prevent it from flying around inside the shipping carton, which is quite large. They neglected to do that with mine and it came out of its box and was lying loose in the shipping carton, This is a heavy, sharp knife and, frankly, I'm surprised that it did not cut through the shipping carton and fall out. Fortunately, there was no damage to the knife, but his was a rare instance of very poor packing by Amazon.
As a practical knife it just sucks. I don't know what kind of steel is used but I can't get it to take an edge. I can lay the edge on my leg with full weight and draw it across my skin without cutting or blood drawn. I have already done this for you so don't try it yourself!
The handle is too slippery for hacking or combat. I suspect the hilt is not up to heavy usage.
It works well for my purpose. I just think it's over priced for what you get.