The Bowie Knife
“It must be long enough to use as a sword, sharp enough to use as a razor, wide enough to use as a paddle, and heavy enough to use as a hatchet.” (Russell T. 55 more words
Y2K wasn’t all end-of-the-world alarmism. I do remember assorted sages urging people to sell everything they had, convert it all to cash, and head for the nearest and deepest abandoned lead mine: although what good cash was going to do you, with all of civilization in ruins, I never quite understood. 174 more words
Frontiersman and explorer Jim Bowie died at the battle of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, in 1836.
Bowie created a model in wood of a special weapon, a knife, which he later had forged into metal reality by an iron and steel metal-working expert named James Black, of Washington, Arkansas. 85 more words