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Originally posted by semperfortis
In all my years in the Marines, and on the farm and teaching survival, I have NEVER needed a smaller knife
I have however found myself needing a larger knife MANY times
May just be personal experience but I have carved traps, tent stakes and even a wooden flute with that Becker
I have also cut firewood, built shelter and cleared brush; things I can NOT do with a smaller knife
Just my personal experience.. Take from it what you will
Today Bagwell focuses his knife energies on his "Hell's Belle" fighting Bowies. The Hell's Belle is acknowledged by many to be the finest fighting Bowie knife ever made, and those examples hand-forged and made by Bagwell himself are, without a doubt, in a class by themselves. Bagwell's research and studies into tactics and application of the fighting Bowie knife in a combat environment have not gone unnoticed, and he currently serves as an instructor to selected units of the U.S. Army's Special Forces at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.