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Bowie Knife for Survival?

Bowie Knife for Survival?


what is up guys
today I blade est were taking a look at bowie knives- bowie knives? it was
designed for guy named jim bowie Jim Bowie fought at the Alamo we want to
find out: can you use it for survival today so we’re gonna take this Condor
Undertaker Bowie we’re gonna send it to three different youtubers who will test
it in their backyards wherever they’re at and then they will attach a survival
item to it and send it to the next guy at the end of this it’s gonna go back to
Joe Fowers who designed this particular model for Condor. He’s gonna test it in
the desert at Las Vegas during shot show 2018 and then we’re gonna give it away
to you guys so watch till the end this will be fun hey my name is Aaron and I run the
YouTube channel Gideonstactical and I just got an awesome package from Blade
HQ and Joe Flowers let’s take a look at what’s inside. All right what do we got
going on here Fox hide or something oh man
the Condor Undertaker Bowie we’re gonna have some fun with this! Really excited
to use this Bowie today to build a Swedish torch style fire. Benefits to
this style of fire is that you don’t need a lot of wood it burns straight up
so you’re not having to constantly put more fuel on the fire and you can cook
right on top of it so let’s go ahead and get to it massively this doesn’t good yeah so now
that I’ve chopped it down to a reasonable size you just stack them in a
ring like this you could use rocks kind of around them if you’re having a hard
time standing them up you can even wrap paracord or something like that in the
center I have a gap that we’re just gonna stuff full of tinder and then
we’re gonna light that thing and hope it will just burn right up and really work
well so there you have it a different way to
make a fire a sweet torched style fire that will use less fuel when you’re out
there in a survival situation and now to attach the one must have survival item
cotton L fresh care wipes so that when nature calls you’ll have something to
take care of that alrighty all packaged up off to the next
one so there’s a little bit of contention on how you say this word
we’re going to walk around shacho here and we’re going to see what the pros
think how do you say the name of this knife that is a bowie knife bowie knife
bowie knife Alrighty then. let’s take a look at this oh my god that’s not a knife this is a
knife how do folks Andy Tran here with Innerbark Outdoors and blade HQ in this
video I’m going to show you how to make a friction fire using the hand drill
method the tool that I’m going to be using is the Condor Undertaker Bowie
knife so with my fire board I’m going to start a pilot hole near the edge of the
piece of wood now my spindle it’s gonna rest inside the pilot hole and we’re
gonna spin this nice and fast just like if we were gonna try the actual attempt
of the fire and then will this take pieces wood and
then we’ll shave it off and I’ll be a little fire pan all right so that is how to make a fire
using the hand drill method I decided to send Joe Flowers some Johnnies some
non-lubricated kind these also have a lot of survival applications as they can
carry lots and lots of water to expand Joe I hope you enjoy these stay safe out
there in the deserts of Nevada hey alright guys so I’m the last man to
get the knife about 24 hours from now I’m gonna be getting on a plane and
heading to shot show got a note from Joe flowers we got lots and lots of
packing peanuts I told you there was a lot and here’s the knife so I’ve got a
short amount of time before the Sun Goes Down to put the knife to use and to show
you a skill and what we’re gonna talk about is fire making it in particular
how to set up your fire lay so you’re not fidgeting and messing around with
your fire once it gets going you want it to be ready to rock and roll’s
we’re gonna get some very fine tinder that’ll take a spark from the fire steel
things that are light and fluffy like leaves seed heads maybe things that have
oils and here’s what your tinder bundle is gonna look like next up we’re gonna
get some very small pieces of wood maybe the diameter of a pencil a little bit
smaller just found a cedar tree this is similar to something you’ll find at the
desert like a juniper tree and so I’m gonna use this portion of the blade this
clip portion to scrape some of the bark off it’s very good for getting a fire
started and actually keeping it going wood collection complete let’s make a
fire let’s take a look at what we have here you can see the wood I put down to
get the fire up off the snow our tinder bundle I’ve got a bunch of feather
sticks there over here you can see I used what I think is a tee trans deer
pelt that he sent with the knife to keep these sticks up up off the snow and I’ve
got some smaller sticks medium getting a little bit bigger and then my largest
sticks here so let’s get a fire started right now so this is the idea once it gets going
it should feed itself and get really Rocking as you guys saw this did pretty
much all the tasks I needed it to do it did some big chopping and then did some
small work all the way down to making feather sticks my next job is to pack up
the knife head up the shot show 2018 deliver this knife to Joe Flowers and
he’s gonna head out into the desert and use it we’re in Las Vegas the trick now
is to go find Tim no first you got to find Joe then we got to find Tim Joe was
somewhere in the sands Convention Center Tim is off in the woods somewhere in
Heather Knight and we’re in some parking garage at Treasure Island it looks like all sorts of different weird stuff so do
you have the knife no Tim has the knife no we’re good all right we’re gonna find
the way to the mountain and we’re gonna come find your red Kia track your boots
down in the snow and find the bowie knife is that right okay I think from
this text and then your instructions here we’ll be able to find it oh and you’re gone Tim this is gonna be
an adventure guys well we’re on Mount Charleston we’re
looking for red Kia we think Tim came up this road but we’re not a hundred
percent so I smell like it right now it doesn’t smell like him and we haven’t
seen a single red Kia yet We found the Kia! there’s an orange bandana I think that
pimp right up there so we now have the knife the next thing
we need to do is look at what the other guys have put on there well we
definitely got a Ferro rod here a big one too like we got condoms here condoms
okay how would you use these in a desert situation Oh big time water really Joe
let’s find out all right guys let’s try this all right all right 12 ounces
oh we got some butt wipes we’re out in the desert there’s a lot to wipe your
butt with so this somebody really really thoughtful okay would you ever use this
if you had to pick we use this as a survival knife or not well before I
start chopping with this and really using it I’d say no but now that I have
started gonna use it absolutely it’s easy to do small knife chores with
a big knife but it’s hard to do big knife chores with a small knife I’m able
to chop and that’s what it’s all about right now beautiful let’s chop it man
alright let’s go Chop it! Tell me what you were thinking when you
designed this night classic Bowie meets modern Bowie okay so there’s a lot of
things going on in this knife duct tough our classic Plain Jane coffin style
handle we have more of a modern flip point this is a clip point that has more
of a curve on it and stuff so rotten it doesn’t with a curl this is like the
worst whatever to work with this is like the smallest fun stick I’ve ever made I
don’t know if that will catch or not but we’re gonna try it for fun and profit yeah more different material sorry guys I’m just getting some of the mish metal
in there is just stuff acts like magnesium alright so this wasn’t exactly
a one stick fire but we adapted because the trees were really really crumbly out
here we decided to try and just make an all-natural fire really really quick
with some of the various plants Center out here and that worked out real real
well there was some pine over there that we tried with the one stick fire but it
was so so crumbly it didn’t want to curl up it was kind of interesting I never do
this rock or knife bad idea why am I still doing this cuz I don’t feel like
going to go get a big wooden guitar sorry YouTube sorry Internet. having any
knife is gonna be useful for survival any edge will give you the edge over all
other living things alright guys we’ve been out and tested
the Undertaker Bowie designed by Joe Flowers and made by Condor knives what
do you think Joe do the work the survival
it works for survival I was completely impressed with it because I didn’t
really design it for that but with a hollow grind and about 10 inches long
steel at the end of this baby it was very multi faceted in the multi
use that’s solid so guys if you have not subscribed to all of the channels that
collaborated on this go check out Gideonstactical as well as Innerbark
Outdoors and everyday tactical video where can they find you? CondorTK.com
we’re on YouTube as well and Facebook definitely on Facebook and Instagram
Condor tool and knife. Now guys we have beat this and we want to give it away so
we’re gonna do a giveaway with this knife tell us in the comments what
survival skill you’d like to see us test or teach in the future and we will give
this away in the coming weeks by the way the place to buy Condor knives and Bowie
and bowie knives is BladeHGQ.com thanks guys we’ll have another video coming out
for you next week

100 thoughts on “Bowie Knife for Survival?”

  1. The Bowie knife give away has ended! Josh Yancey: Congratulations! You won the knife. Please email us your physical address at marketing(a)bladehq.com to claim your reward… your EEETEEERNAAAAL reward!

  2. It is 100% pronounced boo-ee. Its because of jim bowie the knife fighter. Not the music star ( whos name is pronounced bowie ) but jim bowie pronounced his name boo-ee. Wikipedia has all the info on the pronunciation. Thanks! I have one of these knives and its the best knife i own by far!

  3. Should try skinning an animal, breaking joints and bones of animal for a meal like it were hunted during survival in the forest

  4. If you can use a Mora for survival, you can use a bowie. You can pretty much use any fixed blade knife for that matter. I’ve come across people who swear by old carbon steel chefs knives.

  5. I just got my first Bowie knife for christmas. It's the Schrade Old Timer, 10 inch blade. Never realized how heavy and large they actually are until i got one, thing longer than my forearm lol Also, the correct pronunciation for Bowie is BOO-ee

  6. Want to know how good a knife is? Send it to some of the biggest pussies on YouTube…Apparently that is the bladehq theory here.

  7. A bowie knife is an acceptable survival knife, but only if you find yourself in a survival situation without a knife…and you happen upon an abandoned cabin and all you can find is a bowie knife in a drawer. Anyone who would actually choose a bowie as a survival knife should stay in the suburbs.

  8. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. I decided to replace my tomahawk with a bowie to save weight, now I carry them both. I'm doomed, but who cates? I've got this GREAT knife, and a very cool tomahawk, I haven't saved any weight, but if I'm attacked by Jeremiah Johnson, I'm good.

  9. The funny thing about bowie knives is that it's named after a man who used a knife with a vague definition to fend off some ruffians with sword canes. All we really know is that it was a large butcher knife, which means it could have a 7 inch blade or a 20 inch blade.

  10. It's a classic knife, more to look at than use, for one thing, that hollow ground tip is weak, and the coffin shaped handle would not be a comfortable chopper. I've carried the sturdy, shorter version of the Woodsman's Pal for the last 15 years. It has a vine cutting hook on the back that's handy for dragging your chopped trees wherever you need them. The Pal is easy to use and hard to lose, inexpensive to replace, and US troops have used them for 70 years.

  11. This is a clever way to show all the things a Bowie knife can do, using different bushcraft experts in different places. Brilliant!

  12. a survival knife is extra heavy duty ..not only make fire and cut branches ..
    Do you have any idea what is a survival knife is ????? .. cheers ..

  13. I think that at least one of them should have mentioned that it is a hollow ground blade, which isn't really a strong enough edge to be batoned or used to chop with. But still an awesome knife with a very traditional design.

  14. I pick my tools based on location, an axe does no good where theres no trees and a machete is great for tropics and jungle, however a bowie or small axe would be much better in the forests of north america. Where are you going? pack according this isn't some great secrete. Pick your tools to fit your tasks, you wouldnt use a hammer to loosen a screw.

  15. after seeing him walk around with a very large knife out of its sheath just willy nilly strolling around made me loose all interest in any video you may or may not make in the future….never walk with a knife out of its sheath…. one stumble and your life could be over…idiot

  16. How the fuck is this using the bowie for anything but making a fire? Can't eat the fire, or use it to keep the rain off, or carve tools or trap triggers. Just a blatant advertisement for all of you pricks. Fuck you and fuck anyone whos says fuck you to me for saying fuck you to you. The smart people will agree with me. You fuckwits don't deserve to hold a piece of history like a Bowie.

  17. I pronounce it as a booie knife not Bowie.It was named after Jim Bowie not the rockstar David Bowie.Jim last name was pronounced as boo-ie so yeah.

  18. When I was in college, myself and 4 other guys rented a house. We had a mastiff named Fred. He was huge, dumb, adorable, and as genital a dog I've ever known. He just walked around drooling everywhere begging for pets. One Sunday morning Fred was barking like crazy, and he just kept barking. So I'm like 19 so I grab a flashlight and a big Bowie knife I got for Christmas from an uncle, I go upstairs and outside to find Fred and a racoon at a standoff. The raccoon is perched on a chain linked fence and had mauled the shit out of Fred's face. That racoon froze when I pointed that flashlight at it, and I impaled it with that knife, then threw it into the yard where Fred was delighted to finish it off.

    I didn't realize how obscure the whole situation was for quite a while. But in a survival situation I think a hatchet would be a better tool if you had to pick.

  19. You wasted your time you should have sent the knife to Alan Kay he is the real deal and he would have told the true facts about that knife.

  20. it is pronounced booie and not like david bowie, that is how the british say it. I know I live in england and I am from bowie county texas.

  21. It is pronounced Boo-ee. (This is how the Kentuckian pronounced his name). I have a degree in Speech Communication, and I insist on pronouncing it as did the man originally associated with the knife.

    Thank you.

  22. Stupid ass question, a bowie like that is basically a small machete, a normal full tang beast, only problem with a knife like that is that bowies like that usually use a soft steel because its meant for animals, which means it will get duller faster.
    NOW ON THE OTHER SIDE
    You picked possible the WORST bowie knife to test because this is a big-ass full tang beast of a knife which will have no problem with wood processing, basically like a normal big survival knife.
    The real bowie to put onto the test is
    drums playing
    BADUM-TSS
    A BOWIE KNIFE WITH A *BONE* HANDLE.
    Yes indeed THIS is the bowie that we need to see in action, will the handle fall appart? will it rattle afterwards?
    ITS. THE. HANDLE. mostly. Other than that you have no problem using your big-ass bowie as a survival knife, period.

  23. wow it can make “feathersticks” &
    “ baton “ piece fuckn wood…. like every other self proclaimed
    “ bushcrafter “ “ survivalist “ uses a knife for on Youtube……

  24. Guy Tim is a salesman… thats it .. nothing more, nothing less… just like the 99% of the self proclaimed
    “ bushcrafters “ “ survivalist “ with Youtube Channels

  25. I think if they where to make a survival bowie knife it should have saw teeth on the back because some bits of wood do not cut well by just hacking it. And who needs two fires!

  26. Jime Bowie (Boo-ee) was a knife fighter who died at the Alamo and is knowm for a knife design.
    David Bowie (Bow-ee) is a singer who made ok-ish music.
    Jim Bowie (Boo-ee) knife
    David Bowie (Bow-ee) music
    It's not a regional thing or where someone was raised like some other words it's a family name difference. Jim Bowie and David Bowie are not related. Anyone who wants to argue it can kiss my ass because if you say Jim Bowie as Jim Bowee then your an idiot.

  27. Really wanted to see you all build a shelter or at least skin and prep some dinner… but you got a fire built so you got that going for you..

  28. Hmm…I just got a Timber Rattler Brand Bowie with an 11 and 3/8th Inch long Blade and was looking for potential uses for it around my family farm. I am about to test the tree cutting idea on a small tree that needs to be cut down at the pond’s edge. i did not know a knife could topple a tree. How do you sharpen them, BTW?

  29. The second tester from Washington State (Andy) using the Bowie knife to cut and pierce pointing towards him is a hoot. Not a safe knife handler is what I think of him. Condoms for survival? All righty then!

  30. Why are they all fixated on fire. What about a shelter. Why baton a live tree when theres tons of fallen wood on the ground? Pitch pine? Why not show animal prep. Shelter building. Or maybe even pick something you would need to know for desert survival…commmon

  31. If my Pakistani bowie can cut and split hardened black oak… This thing better handle those tiny obstacles. I'm talking 12+" diameter black oak. And kept the sharp edge.

  32. I don't use Bowie knives for camping I use them as a way of saying you don't want to fuck with me. What's more intimidating a switch knife or a big ass Bowie knife that can scare the living Hell out of some thug. Do what you want with your knives but I'm using my Bowie like how Jim Bowie used them. For fighting.

  33. i wouldnt use this knife to cut down logs of trees, for that nothing short of a machete would be ideal, i use falcatakukri blade with inwards curvature, optimal design for cutting stuff

  34. We've been using Bowie knives for survival for a couple hundred years. Dont know why it would be any different nowdays.

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