Bowie knife facts for kids
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|Place of origin||Arkansas, U.S.|
|Length||12–18 inches (30–46 cm)|
|Blade length||5–12 inches (13–30 cm)|
A Bowie knife is a pattern of fixed-blade fighting knife created by James Black in the early 19th century for Jim Bowie, who had become famous for his use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight.
Since the first incarnation, the Bowie knife has come to incorporate several recognizable and characteristic design features. The knife pattern is still popular with collectors; in addition to various knife manufacturing companies there are hundreds of custom knife makers producing Bowie knives with different types of steel and variations.
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