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RARE HISTORY OF THE BOWIE KNIFE

“ I am glad to inform you that his Majesty, King Faisel II of Iraq has read with great interest your book entitled Bowie Knife, and is desirous to buy a knife of the species made by James Black.â€

Signed by the King’s Aide de Camp, Brigadier Abdul Wahab Shakir.

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OLD BOWIE KNIFE

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

Folks, how surprised I was to find this great Bowie Knife Story entitled “THE KING AND I AND THE BOWIE KNIFE,†by Raymond Thorp which is really a history of the famous knife cutting out all the chaff. Great pictures and history of the maker, the users, it’s high quality and some sorry imitations. If you own a Bowie Knife, you will want to have this history as it is the best I ever found. Although the Bowie Knife is named after the famous James Bowie, hero of the Alamo, the knife was actually made by one James Black, an Arkansas blacksmith. If you have one, it’s your dearest possession, if you are looking to buy one—have lots of cash cause you will be in competition with

King Faisal II, the former King of Iraq

Folks, because the history of the BOWIE KNIFE is so widespread and the names of those early heroes who made history with them weren’t indexed, and those of yours and our kinfolks lay unrecognized on some dealer's shelf, I index every story I present as shown below. This presentation will be bound and enclosed in a plastic covered binder and forwarded without additional cost for the purchaser’s library.

I hope you appreciate the effort.

Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about cowboy and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones bout the most famous knife of the old west like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out cause really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

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Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.

I hope you appreciate the effort.


THE KING AND I AND THE BOWIE KNIFE

By Raymond W. Thorp

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA 1912 – 1950s

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: MISSOURI, TEXAS, ARKANSAS, IRAQ

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

ABDUL WAHAB SHAKIR, Brigadier

BILLY THE KID

BLACK, James, Inventor of the Bowie Knife

BOONE, Daniel

BOWIE, James, Colonel

BOWIE, Rezin P.

CARVER, Clyde

COBB, Irvin S.

CROCKETT, Davy

DEAN, John T., Lubbock, Texas

DOBIE, J. Frank

ENGSTROM, Karl

HUGHES, Rupert, Historian

JAMES, Jesse

JOHNSON, Liver-Eating

JONES, Claudius

JONES, Dan, Governor

KING FAISAL II OF IRAQ

MAULDING, Tobe

MEMPHIS JIM

NURI JAMIL, Brigadier

OLD BEN

RANDALL, W. D., Jr.

THORP, C. J., M/Sgt., USAF, son of Raymond Thorp

THORP, Raymond W., Author

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Pict. 1: The plaque on the bricks marks the exact site of the old blacksmith shop where James Black invented the Bowie Knife. *

Pict. 2 and 3: Copy of the letter sent to author Raymond Thorp by an aide to King Faisal II. The letter accompanied a picture of the knives. *

Pict. 4: Bowie knives weighing three and one half pounds made by Master Sergeant Thorp. The top knife was intended for King Faisal of Iraq but he was assassinated before it was finished. *

Pict. 5: The late Claudius Jones, who as a boy lived with the inventor of the Bowie knife. Black, the inventor, died insane because he forgot the secret of making the weapon and could not pass it on. *

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Arkansas Toothpick (another knife made by James Black)

“Bowie Knife,†by Raymond W. Thorp

Bowie Knives *

Chihuahua Trail

“Crow Killer,†by Raymond W. Thorp

Gasconade, Missouri

Iraq

James Black’s Blacksmith Shop

Jefferson City

Kansas

Kansas City, Missouri River Navigation Company

Lubbock, Texas

Missouri River

“Missouri†(snagboat)

Osage River

Ozarks

Paducah, Kentucky

Raymond Thorp Bowie (knife)

Red River

Royal Palace, Baghdad

Washington, Arkansas

THE KING AND I AND THE BOWIE KNIFE

By Raymond W. Thorp

OLD BOWIE KNIFE

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

OLD BOWIE KNIFE

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage to U. S., $4.50 to Canada, $5.00 Priority Mail, $13.25 Priority (Air Mail) for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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