Alamo Knife, Living History Series
Show me someone in America that hasn’t heard of the famous Bowie knife, and I’ll show you someone that is dead to the world of knives. Jim Bowie was a Louisiana man that once found himself in a gunfight armed only with a knife. Fortunately, the other guy missed, and Bowie lived to play his part in a gallant, but ultimately hopeless defense of the Alamo in 1836. This knife is a replica of the design that was made famous during that period in our history. The wood in the handle comes from a live oak that grew on the grounds of the Alamo itself. For more than a century, it shaded visitors to that hallowed place, eventually dying of age. It is graced by a single gold star on each side that represents the fame of the state of Texas.