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Svord Von Tempsky Bowie

Svord Von Tempsky Bowie


This replica Forest Ranger Bowie Knife is based on the knife design that von Tempsky issued to his company of Forest Rangers in 1863.

Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky, adventurer, soldier and artist, learned the benefits of the Bowie knife in California while working in the gold fields. He possessed a fine knife of American manufacture for his own use, but had about 30 bowie knives made to his personal design by a cutler of Shortland St, Auckland. These were issued to the men of No. 2 Company, New Zealand Forest Rangers, under Major von Tempsky's command.

The knives were made from waggon spring steel - being one of the few sources of suitable steel available to blacksmiths in Auckland in 1863.

The big knives were used to clear tracks through bush, dig defensive positions, cut fire wood and for general use about camp.

Svord's version uses high carbon tool steel for it's eleven inch blade and is supplied with a leather sheath.


Limited Edition: No
Brand: Svord
Blade Material: High carbon tool steel
Blade Length (cm): 27.9
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.4
Overall Length (cm): 39.9
Handle Material: Wood
Sheath: Leather


robust laviathan,Review by stoo
pallets, pine, conifer, secamore, oak.,old chairs,kindling, bush clerance,
battoning,hammering with flat of blade,striking fire goes on and on...
this is a brilliant camp tool.
there is very little you cant do with this....the sheaths so thick i sit on it if theres a cold rock to put it on...really this is a tool..not plush but very capable .
easy i mean EASY to touch up the edge that holds sharp for a good deal of work.
no chipping or bending from the cutting edge at all.
ive had mine three years now given it a good thrashing and its a winner every time.
the large finger gard has protected my fingers on several times too , tho granted for finer stuff it gets in the way a bit.
if you want a big knife to use...this really is worth considering.. (Posted on 14/02/2015)
Tempsky was well armedReview by John Lammergeier
Deadly fast service and delivery as usual. If only all sellers were this on the ball. Thanks to HH, you are the best. This knife makes the Downunder Bowie look like a toy, pure non chinese made quality and comes with a great sheath. I cannot see any reason to buy another Bowie, this one does and has it all. (Posted on 14/03/2013)

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