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Confederate States Armory Bowie
Item #: JSM 2113
Confederate States Armory Bowie Confederate States Armory Bowie Confederate States Armory Bowie Confederate States Armory Bowie Confederate States Armory Bowie
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The Bowie knife was a uniquely American blade. Invented in the South and made famous by the legendary Alamo hero, Jim Bowie, this knife has gained more fame than any other knife in history. Over the decades following Bowie's demise in 1836 the Bowie took on a number of variations. One was the D-guard like the one shown here. This classic blade was both a weapon and a tool. One could chop cotton, brush, and firewood, butcher meat, or scare the Hell out of an opponent. This example was produced by Louis Froelich at his Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, NC, during the war. The knife is crude but very well made. This one was evidently in an old museum collection at one time. The grips had been painted with a thick black paint and the number "25" painted in white on one grip. Close examination reveals that the grips--on both sides--bore two notches. It seems that the paint was added in an attempt to fill in the notches and diminish the gruesome image such markings evoke. Blade is 15 7/8" long and overall length is 21". This fine example was in the collection of pioneer collector and author Edward N. Simmons and was part of his acclaimed study collection.

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