THE ALAMO BOWIE KNIFE FRAMED SET This unique set features a classic early American style bowie knife from the 1800's mounted on a hand stained pine frame. The set includes a colorized reproduction print of fierce fighting at the Alamo in March of 1858 and a brass id plaque. Size: 18" x 7".
The massive but sturdy bowie circa 1840 was known as the "American Toothpick". It features a 10" long by 3" wide clip point blade constructed of polished carbon steel. The wood handle has a brass pommel and curved hand guard and the dark brown leather sheath has brass fittings. Overall length: 16". Weight: 1.75lbs
THE BOWIE KNIFE Bowie knife is a term commonly used in modern times to refer to any large sheath knife. It also applies to a specific style of knife designed by Colonel James "Jim" Bowie and originally created by James Black. The shape and style of blade was chosen so that the Bowie knife could serve usefully as a camp and hunting tool as well as a weapon. Many knives and daggers existed that could serve well as weapons, and many knives existed that could serve well as tools for hunters and trappers, but the Bowie knife was designed to do both jobs well, and is still popular with hunters and sportsmen even in the present day. It is said that for a knife to be considered a Bowie knife, it must be long enough to use as a sword, sharp enough to use as a razor, wide enough to use as a paddle, and heavy enough to use as a hatchet.
Jim Bowie moved to Texas in 1828 and married the governor of the province of Texas' daughter. Establishing his home and family, his roots were buried in Texas. The call to Jim Bowie to protect his home land rang out clear and Jim Bowie joined the fight against Santa Anna for the independence of Texas from Mexico and was the commander of the volunteers at the Alamo.