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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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In the Antlers' dining room, chairs were also made at Nancy's factory with a Bowie knife meticulously hand carved into each chair back.
With his flashlight in one hand and bowie knife in the other, Bobby Lee began crawling through the thorny tunnel on his hands and knees.
Heath, of St Marks Road, Tipton, admitted possessing the Bowie knife and wounding 20-year-old Daniel Poole.
00) provides high-quality and large-size step-by-step line drawings to accompany specific insights on bowie knife engagements.
Starting gangbusters with a blood-soaked naked teen walking through a forest clutching a Bowie knife, "Shallow Ground" pretty much goes the distance as a taut slasher movie that makes the most of a slim budget.
Another notable collectible, Sam Houston's personal Bowie knife, went down to the hammer for a record-breaking knife sale of $297,000.
In March 2003, PC Robinson, together with PC Helen Hunter, were part of a team executing a search warrant at an address in Sunderland when they were confronted by a 16-year-old youth with a six-inch Bowie knife.
7) Damien Petrick gives all his attention to crafting a very special Bowie knife.
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).
The plan was that there was a Bowie knife and it was in a holster,'' she told KABC-TV (Channel 7).