Welcome to our special feature on the American
Bowie knife. Here we'll reveal some of the long forgotten history and
lore surrounding the big knife, as well as discuss some modern issues
and concerns. We'll show some of the technical relationships between
the Western fencing arts of the 19th century and the Bowie knife
fighting style, and show you some fantastic pictures of old Bowie
knives as well!
These 5 articles are just brief glimpses into the larger American Bowie knife curriculum as we teach it, but hopefully will be enjoyable and educational for you. Put together, they present a new look into this classical American style of knife. If this lights the way for even one person, than I will be happy.
Stay safe, train hard, and all the best - Pete Kautz
Onward to Part I