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The Bowie knife and James Bowie's knives

Postby admin » 01 Aug 2014 17:21

This is the most epic and complete examination of the topic that I have found:
http://johnwayne-thealamo.com/forum/vie ... &sk=t&sd=a
http://www.antique-swords.co.uk/

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Re: The Bowie knife and James Bowie's knives

Postby Phil C » 01 Aug 2014 18:29

These fellows are raising funds to provenance a blade in their possession thy believe to be Bowie's-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rveAMhUpU4g
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Re: The Bowie knife and James Bowie's knives

Postby admin » 26 Aug 2014 09:33

Captain Marryat's 'Diary in America' from 1839 talks a bit about how Bowie knives were worn:

The bowie-knife is, generally speaking, about a foot long in the blade, single edged, very heavy, and with a sharp point. It is good either for cutting or stabbing; they are generally worn in the bosom under the waist coat; but latterly they have had them made so long, that they cannot be carried there, and are now very frequently worn behind the back in a sheath between the coat and the waistcoat, the handle being on a level with the coat-collar. They are made in this country, I regret to say; the one I have in my possession is manufactured by W and S Butcher - no bad name for a bowie-knife maker, if it is not an assumed one.
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