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Here's the history behind the 1958 Federal Switchblade Act, which banned automatic knives in interstate commerce. Pop culture paranoia played a role in its passage.
Where did butterfly knives originate? Some say the Philippines. Others say it's a French variation of a Pied Du Roi. Here's a look at both claims.
How much is a pocketknife owned by Abraham Lincoln worth? Around $100,000, according to this example.
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.
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.
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.
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.