bowie knife


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bowie knife

a stout hunting knife with a short hilt and a guard for the hand

Bowie knife

throwing weapon invented by James or Rezin Bowie, frontiersmen in Texas. [Am. Folklore: EB, II: 207]
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Heath's daughter got into a heated argument with Mr Poole and Heath emerged from the house carrying the Bowie knife and, in a struggle, the young man was stabbed in the chest.
To complement the folding knife, Taylor Cutlery designed a 12-inch stainless steel bowie knife also with a mesquite handle.
Another basket has a buzz-cut blond soldier in dress uniform with an American eagle shield on his arm, and a machine gun, pistol, Bowie knife, `grenades, truncheon and handcuffs.
Several times he was assaulted, once with a bowie knife, his life was threatened, and oftentimes was ridiculed (181).
He fondles a bowie knife with which he could either pleasure or kill himself.
Under his microscopic probing of the Old West and its miseries made palatable by merriment, Dee Brown had turned up the merriest accounts of self-taught doctors, lawyers, merchants, and thieves, of feuding editors, semiliterate schoolteachers, servants of the Lord with Bibles held open by Bowie knife and pistol.
He is hunkered down, Joe Aliff, hacking at the swollen base of a red oak tree with a Bowie knife, and I am practically in tears.
Large fixed-blade knives have been an integral part of the hunting and survival scene ever since the bowie knife overtook the sword as the edge-du-jour following the wide use of percussion and cap-and-ball pistols.
A collection of pocket watches in a display frame were stolen as well as a display bowie knife, a display Webley air pistol and medication including Citalopram, Co-dydramol, Tramadol and a large quantity of prostate, diabetes and bladder medication.
A 19th century pioneer, Bowie's reputation was forged when he killed the sheriff of Rapides Parish with a knife - which later became known as the Bowie knife - despite having been shot and stabbed.
Armed with a Bowie knife with a 9- or 10-inch blade, Mr.