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That might have been the end of the story, but the knife and its namesake gained popular acclaim in 1827 when Bowie used it to kill a sword-cane-wielding attacker in a fight near Natchez, Mississippi. Although the weapon used by Bowie in 1827 had a flat back, subsequent knives featured a clip point, or clip blade, which looked as if a concave slice had been taken out of the blade’s spine about two-thirds of the way toward the point from the handle. Many Bowies had what are known as coffin handles, which is perhaps fitting for a knife that put so many people in them.
Subsequent Bowie knives were produced by New Orleans knife maker Daniel Searles, Arkansas blacksmith James Black, and cutlers in Sheffield England, who copied the Black version, marketed it as an “Arkansas toothpick,” and exported it back to the United States. Another 19th-century cutler was John Russell of Massachusetts, whose Green River Knife was carried by tens of thousands of westward immigrants in the 1840s, ’50s, and ’60s.
Some variations like the rondel dagger were strong enough to puncture armour and had no edges at all, essentially an ice pick on steroids.
Another branch in the dagger’s evolutionary tree was the stiletto, whose slender, pointed, double-edged blade made it a stealthy, lethal weapon.
Indeed, a soldier’s knife is a true survival weapon, the last resort when one’s ammunition and good fortune has failed.
During World War II, Ka-Bar knives were carried into battle by members of the Marine Corps, while those in Air Force favored knives made by an Orlando, Florida, cutler named Bo Randall.
Some of these knives, regardless of the manufacturer, were customized by soldiers in the field.
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Ive seen a lot of theater knives, but i never saw one made from the Western BX-54 (V-44), until now. Very well constructed and a darn nice sheath to boot! Now, thats only the second BX-54 theater knife I ever have seen.
Interesting to note the "S" guard on your knife as well as on one I got a few years back (bottom in photo).
By the Middle Ages, the term dagger had been coined to describe one of the most common types of fixed-blade knives.