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The Updated Confederate (Identification) Bowie Knife Guide by: Lee Hadaway The Updated Confederate (Identification) Bowie Knife Guide by: Lee Hadaway

54 Authentic Confederate Bowie Knives 17 Fakes, Reproduction and Misrepresented Knives 15 Points That Should Raise Red Flags 154 Detailed Photographs ...

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2 Book Set: Updated Confederate Bowie Knife Guide, Confederate Bowie Knives of the Georgia State Arsenal 2 Book Set: Updated Confederate Bowie Knife Guide, Confederate Bowie Knives of the Georgia State Arsenal

We are selling two books on Confederate Bowie Knives. The Updated Confederate Bowie Knife Guide by Lee Hadaway (9781427632173): 54 Authentic Confedera...

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Confederate Bowie Knives Confederate Bowie Knives by: Jack Melton, Josh Phillips, John Sexton

856 full-color photos illustrating more than 350 of the finest Southern Bowies in existence. Full historical and collector details on all known types ...

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Sure Defence: The Bowie Knife in America A Sure Defence: The Bowie Knife in America by: William B. Worthen, Mark D. Zalesky

Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry.

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More than just an overview of the exhibit at Historic Arkansas Museum -- the largest bowie knife exhibit ever -- this oversize (12.25" x 9.25") book contains exquisite full color photography of over 200 important knives along with scholarly essays on the history of the bowie knife. Included are the following chapters:

  • Essay-The Birth of the Bowie Knife (Worthen)
  • Essay-The Evolution of the Bowie Knife (Zalesky)
  • Young America Moving West
  • The First Bowie Knives
  • The Amazing Col. Crockett
  • Frightful and Fashionable
  • Arkansas--The Toothpick State
  • Just What is a Bowie Knife?
  • American Bowie Knives--Knives for Local Markets
  • The Sheffield Connection--Knives for Export
  • Selling with Slogans and Symbols
  • Samuel Bell Knives
  • California Knives
  • Folding Knives
  • Dirk Knives
  • The Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Cultural Clash Between the North and South
  • "Death to Abolition"--The South Arms for War
  • "Death to Traitors"--The North Arms for War
  • More a Symbol, Less a Weapon
  • Lincoln and the Knives of the Assassins
  • Don't Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight!
  • The First Bowie Revival
  • "Cowboy" Theodore Roosevelt
  • The Modern Revival
  • The Return of Handmade Knives
  • ...complete with appendices and an index to makers.

Photography by Buddy Thomason and Chuck Ward.

Bound in beautifully embossed faux-leather, this book will be treasured by anyone who appreciates the art and history of "America's knife." Personally autographed copies available upon request. Hardcover, full color, 446 pp.

"After 40 years of collecting and studying Bowie knives, This is the most extensive compilation of material on the subject I have ever seen. Heavily researched and documented history on the development and evolution of the Bowie knife separating fact from fiction. Top it all off with the largest ever assembled group of premier antique Bowie knives known, beautifully photographed to virtually jump off the page. No one should be without it in their collection." -Roger M. Green

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