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The Sea of Mud Knife: James Bowie’s Knife Found? Pt. 3

Did Davy Crockett purchase the Sea of Mud knife, a bowie knife with hotly debated provenance, on his way to the Alamo? The two legends may have crossed paths, according to records from the 1830s.
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That Time that BLADE Magazine was Traded for a Horse

It happened in the 1970s, which probably explains a lot. BLADE magazine was indeed traded in a deal that involved a racehorse, and knife history would never be the same.
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Photos: World War II Fixed Blade Knives

To recognize Armed Forces Day in the United States, BLADE takes a look back at the fixed blade knives of World War II that accompanied those in uniform.

The Sea of Mud Knife: James Bowie’s Knife Found? Pt. 2

In part two of this series about the "Sea of Mud Knife," a knife that may have belonged to Jim Bowie, historian James Batson examines where this intriguing knife could have originated.
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Heroic Cherokee Knife Thrower vs. Nazi: The Nazi Loses

George E. “Skeeter” Vaughan (Grey Otter) holds the distinction of making the most fantastic knife throw in recorded history. It happened at a pivotal time in history: World War II.
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Photos: Ancient Roman Cavalry Sword Still Cuts

Believe it. This 2,100-year-old Roman short sword still sports a sharpened edge. See photos and learn more about this incredible piece of history.
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Video: The Truth About Edwin Forrest’s “Gift” Knife from Jim Bowie

In this exclusive video, Jim Batson reveals what he discovered about the controversial Edwin Forrest bowie knife, claimed to be gifted to the 19th Century actor by James Bowie himself.