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Sunday, March 31 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Up Close and Personal - Fighting with the 19th C. Bowie Knife

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In 1827, James Bowie carved his way into American history at the Sandbar Fight, and soon every fighting man of the South and West had to have a knife like his. The bowie knife could cut like a razor, chop like a cleaver, and stab like a sword, it was broad enough to paddle a canoe and stout enough to dig your own grave and many considered it deadlier than a pistol at close range. So great was the dread it inspired that by 1838 it was banned in several states—a ban that did little to stanch the flow of blood.


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avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Sunday March 31, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Gettysburg Wyndham Hotel 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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