Who invented the Bowie knife?

Answer James Black, a blacksmith in Washington, Arkansas, known for the knives he made, is credited with crafting the knife used by Jim Bowie. Although Black did not put a maker's mark on his knives, anal... Read More »

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Where is Resin Bowie, the inventor of the bowie knife, buried?

Rezin Pleasant Bowie was born on September 8, 1793, and died on January 17, 1841. He was first buried in the graveyard of the St. Gabriel Church in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. Later, in 1850 his remain... Read More »

When did james bowie make the bowie knife?

It is uncertain who designed the Bowie knife, or when. James Bowie's brother, Rezin, claims to have had a blacksmith make it in the 1820's. He later gave the knife to his brother. James Bowie also ... Read More »

How is the sog seal knife different from the sog tech bowie knife?

They are made of the same steel and have similar sheaths. The are roughly the same thickness but have slightly different blade shapes. The seal knife has a length of serrations and the tech bowie i... Read More »

How to Sharpen a Bowie Knife?

Maintaining and sharpening a bowie knife presents a challenge even to people experienced with knives. The blade of a bowie knife has a distinct curvature at the end and can reach lengths up to one ... Read More »