I received the redone Case Bowie. It is as advertised, has a well shaped/polished edge (ie" the angle of the body of the blade is not terribly different than the edge).
It has a plastic (bakelite) handle.
This is not a problem as that is what was on the original in the 60's.
Rated a 9 because of cost and the bakelite handle.
This knife is almost razor sharp.
One Staghorm Model was offered in the 60's but has not been reoffered that I know of.
Here is an expensive Linder Bower with a Stag Handle
I do not own this one. Probably a nine at $200
I also received the Paki Made Bud -k Bowie. It is not as well polished as the case and the required angle for sharpening is steeper.
This knife is sharp. It is my opinion that, after resweeping and edging, it is a well found knife, especially for riding in the bottom of a canoe for 4 days.
There is no PERFECT fighting/field purposed knife. .
I other words, the angle of the blade body is shallower than the edge angle.
For $15 it is still acceptable.
I have seen thei unknown but attractice Black Harwood on some other items from Pakistan and can find no problems with it.
Other than the matters mentioned, the knife is nice.
Sort of a shock.
Several Bowies were listed with UC prefixies indicatiing that they could be United Cutlety.
The Ka Bar I purchased for Sensei Jack, a 60th anniversary Ka Bar relating to Iwo, was distributed by Bud K although great pains were made to present the original Oneida Ka Bar complete with the blueprints and specs on the outside of the box.
I will assume tht the Iwo Ka Bar is no longer available as I could not find it on a quick search, but it may be close to the 100th anniversary model shown:
The Iwo Jima K-Bar and the USMC Kabar are razor sharp and of Oneida Manufacture.
I am nt going to fuss with it, but, for example, as the handguard is not as thick as on the Case (but still adequate) it might be feasible to work it into a configuration closer,although thinner, than the Museum Bowie.
I Don't wish to fuss with mine but if one purchased the Paki, one would only be out $15.00 and whatever labor might go into a polish, reshape, re bending of hanguard, should one undertake the matter as a hobby.
Here is a Pic of the Case Alamo Bowie:
I may entertain purchasing both the Linder Bowie and The Case Alamo Bowie at some point.
Only limited runs of some models can be expected.