My book Bowie Knife Fights, Fighters, and Fighting Techniques is available from Paladin Press. This blog contains additional information about the bowie knife, as well as the fighting knives of other nations.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"That's Not a Knife--THIS is a Knife!"

A brief newspaper article published April 10, 1943:
EX-RANGER THWARTS BANDIT
LOS ANGELES - (UP) - When Norfleet Gates, 37, attempted a holdup by means of flashing a big knife he had the misfortune to chose for his first victim Tom Pigg, 60, a former Texas Ranger and expert with a bowie knife. Before the Negro could get his knife into action Pigg whipped out one of his own and started carving the would-be bandit. The latter was taken to the General Hospital for general repairs.

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