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Bowie

(bo͞o`ē), city (1990 pop. 37,589), Prince Georges co., W central Md.; inc. 1916. It is mainly a residential community. Points of interest include the Woodward Mansion (c.1743), which serves as the city hall, and Belair Stables, a historical museum. Bowie State Univ. is in the city.

Bowie

1. David, real name David Jones. born 1947, British rock singer, songwriter, and film actor. His recordings include "Space Oddity" (1969), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Heroes (1977), Let's Dance (1983), and Heathen (2002)
2. James, known as Jim Bowie. 1796--1836, US frontiersman. A hero of the Texas Revolution against Mexico (1835--36), he died at the Battle of the Alamo
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The blade measurements are right in line with the Rezin Bowie Formula.
Rezin Bowie was a prolific donator of knives but disavowed any influence on what he termed "the improvements of several cutlers.
Travis, Bowie and Sam Houston to win Texas from Mexico and put it on the fast track to statehood.
When Bowie came around in January 1831, Black claims to have offered him his choice of knives at the agreed price and Bowie selected the Black design.
The actual appearance of the Black Bowie remains a mystery though there are knives from the correct period matching the general description attributed to his shop.
They successfully obscure the form of the actual Bowie Knife and the genesis of the design that became popular and prolific over the next century and a half.
Some modern knifemakers base their Bowie designs on these.
If the long-term survival and proliferation of the Bowie Knife was not already assured by the late 1830s, it became a certainty when state legislatures began to inveigh against its existence.
In 1871, Texas declared it would be unlawful to carry on or about one's person, saddle, saddlebags or portfolio any pistol, dirk, dagger, poniard, sword, sword cane, Bowie knife, metal knuckle, or club.
The American affinity for Bowie knives was the salvation of the Sheffield knife industry from the late 1820s until late in the century.