2004 Hardcover First Edition Very Good in Good dust jacket 193146412X. 512 pages, well illustrated (many in color), cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 12 inches. Inscribed by author.
From the DJ: "Norman Flayderman, revered expert in antique American arms and a vast range of other Americana for half a century, took up the challenge to produce a correct history of the Bowie knife. The results is this stunning book, the first wholly reliable, richly detailed and truly exhaustive study of the subject." Excerpted from a review by KNIFE WORLD: "While practically all of the preceding books on bowie knives have been essentially picture-books with little text to educate or inform, Flayderman has undertaken the monumental challenge of addressing practically every major facet of bowie knife history in the course of this book (not to mention an awful lot of minor ones. ) From the Sandbar Fight to the Alamo, the English cutlery explosion of the 1830s, the Mexican War to the Civil War and the bowie's decline, if it has to do w
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