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Old July 2, 2001, 09:54 PM   #1
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"Belt Buckle Knife"?

I once saw an ad for a "belt buckle knife."

It was a knife that was incorporated into the belt buckle. I believe it was designed to be used as a "back-up."

Do they still make that item?

If so, what is their website?

Thanks for your opinions.
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Old July 3, 2001, 01:06 PM   #2
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hmmm... I don't know. sounds kinda dangerous cause you could accidentally stab yourself in the gut. wouldn't want that to happen no no no.

but I like them little boot knifes. theyre sweet.

along with the gut knifes, does anybody know where I could find a boot knife?
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Old July 3, 2001, 01:30 PM   #3
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Reserve Cop, one of the makers of the Belt Buckle Knife is the Bowen Co. I don't have their address, but they advertise in the gun mags and the knife mags. I think I've seen someone else who mfgs one, but can't recall the name.

I don't know about your state, but they are outlawed in Kalif. (Of course, most everything is now outlawed in Kalif.)

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Old July 3, 2001, 03:36 PM   #4
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Have you seen the NAA Mini belt buckle?

Is it concealed carry in plain sight? Or stealth open-carry? Either way, verrryyyy clever.

http://www.naaminis.com go to "Accessories" then "Custom Carry".
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Old July 4, 2001, 12:26 PM   #5
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Yup, Jay Baker is right. Bowen Knife Company.
Bought one before it was illegal

My brother in law wanted to show off once and drew it while holding the belt in his hand. He thought he had to draw it forcefully...cut the bottom of the belt and took about 6 stitches in the hand (holding the belt)on top of it.

It was a nice little set up though.
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Old July 6, 2001, 02:08 PM   #6
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Reserve Cop, try this one.

www.bowenknife.com

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Old July 6, 2001, 03:04 PM   #7
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Jay:

That's it.

Thank you!
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Old July 7, 2001, 01:42 AM   #8
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now is thing illegal to order if im out in california?
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Old July 7, 2001, 08:37 PM   #9
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I may be wrong, but I thought that Cal. law banned them only if they were over a certain length. Someone told me that really short ones (like under 2 inches) were still legal. However, I wouldn't rely on that and would either research it or ask the manufacturer. They should know what they can send to Cal. because it's a big market.

Best of luck,

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Old July 8, 2001, 12:50 AM   #10
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welp theres only one way to find out
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Old July 8, 2001, 06:32 PM   #11
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Anyone know if their belts will handle a holstered handgun?
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Old July 9, 2001, 05:23 AM   #12
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I emailed them last night asking if their belts would hold a holstered handgun.They replied shortly after with this answer:


Yes, we can select from leather stock that we have at the time of your order to get you the thickest leather. We only use 8 to 9 oz. or 9 to 10 oz leather. The latter is plenty strong for the heaviest of hand guns.Thanks for your interest in the Bowen Belt Buckle knife. If we can help you, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Sonny Bowen
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Old July 25, 2001, 10:11 AM   #13
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Good news...I thought Bowen's was defunct.

Let me say that I have owned their wide double edged belt buckle knife for over twenty years. It is a great knife and well worth the money.

Just a thought, though. If you wear a pistol on the same belt and want to draw the knife first...you might want to consider suspenders.
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