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    THE BOWIE #1 - THE EARLIEST STYLE BOWIE - similar to the knife in the "Alamo" Museum ca. 1830 -

    This 'Bowie #1, so named by collectors since it is the style carried by Jim Bowie and dates back to the early 1830's, is a solid, beautiful and extremely rare version of the American Bowie. Much sought after by collectors, this 15" overall knife with its 8 3/4" blade was discovered approximately 100 miles from the Mississippi River where James Bowie's knives were made. Indeed, there is a very similar Bowie at the Alamo Museum. This style was used exclusively in the Mississippi Delta region and its historical importance cannot be overstated.
    The 10" leather and silver sheath has had the leather replaced and shows a nice shiny surface of the 3" silver tip which is finished in a small ball finial. The 1 3/4" silver throat has a somewhat more flat finish due to use.
    This 'Bowie #1' is one of the earliest of the Bowies ever made possibly by James Black of Arkansas, a historical gem that is sound and sturdy as if ready to conquer the frontier all over again. From The William Turner Collection.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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