Origin of bowie knife
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Historical Examples of bowie knife
He seizes him by the neck an' rips him to pieces wi' his bowie-knife.Murder Point
He drew his bowie-knife and brandished it as high as his arm could reach.
His own bowie-knife was in his hand now, and he stabbed the foremost 286 through the throat.
That blaze which was done to muddle you was cut with an axe; this which I made was done with a bowie-knife.In the Carquinez Woods
I am attached to you as the blade of my bowie-knife is to the hilt I am yours, body and soul.The Gold-Seekers
Word Origin for bowie knife
1827, named for its inventor, U.S. fighter and frontiersman Col. James "Jim" Bowie (1799-1836), and properly pronounced "boo-ee."