"A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America"
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Built upon excellent scholarship, coupled with exquisite graphics of more than 200 important knives, this authoritative text tells the story of the bowie knife, an early American weapon and one of the most iconic objects in American history.
With over 400 pages, this book provides an in-depth history of the bowie knife, from its inception in the 1830s to its modern revival including knives owned by Jim Bowie himself as well as Davy Crockett, Theodore Roosevelt, Gen. Winfield Scott.
By Mark Zalesky and William B. Worthen