Fighting Blades of the Frontier

Fighting Blades of the Frontier Rate This Event Since the introduction of Jim Bowie’s knife in the 1820s, the bowie has become the knife supreme of the American West. AUGUST 12, 2014 by PHIL SPANGENBERGER “They say my bowie knife is keen to sliver into halves The carcass of my enemy, as [...]

Fighting Blades of the Frontier2018-12-09T16:45:39+00:00

Bone Hair Pipe History: From Shell to Bone

Bone Hairpipe History: From Shell to Bone Rate This Article Summary of Bone Hairpipe Development Their Use The story of the development of the bone hairpipe told by John Ewers in his seminal 1957 Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin: "Hair pipes in Plains Indian adornment, a study in Indian and White ingenuity," is [...]

Bone Hair Pipe History: From Shell to Bone2018-12-02T16:44:45+00:00

Bowie Knife Origins: A Brief History

Bowie Knife Origins: A Brief History Rate This Event Many Claim "Creator of Sandbar Bowie" Status In 1838, Rezin P. Bowie, brother of James Bowie of Alamo fame, claimed that he made the first Bowie knife while the Bowies lived in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. He designed it as a hunting knife and gave [...]

Bowie Knife Origins: A Brief History2018-12-09T16:16:06+00:00

Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair Tips

Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair Tips Imitation Porky guard hair has recently been "invented" to respond to the dwindling supply and high cost of the real porcupine guard hair, especially the longer, most desired hair. This substiture is made of a synthetic fiber, colored and tapered at the tip and bottom end like real porky [...]

Using Imitation Porky Guard Hair Tips2017-01-10T15:29:26+00:00

How To Buy German Silverwork

How To Buy German Silverwork Like any piece of jewelry, German silver pieces need to have quality workmanship, be attractive, and be comfortable to wear. However, since these are American Indian-style products and an art form they have other characteristics as well. by Barry Hardin Vol. 40 No. 5 Issue 279, Reprinted with permission of [...]

How To Buy German Silverwork2017-01-13T01:20:04+00:00

Kentucky Rifle Foundation Recommended Products

Perfect Gifts for Contemporary Builders and Collectors Kentucky Rifle Foundation CDs: "Almost like studying these guns in person.” Crazy Crow Trading Post has had a long relationship with the Kentucky Rifle Foundation (KRF) and has long respected the quality of their research and information they offer to those who wish to build authentic Kentucky [...]

Kentucky Rifle Foundation Recommended Products2017-01-30T14:20:54+00:00

How to Make Blackfoot Moccasins

How to Make Blackfoot Moccasins Circa 1909 Excerpt from "Material Culture of the Blackfoot" by Clark Wissler - 1909 Pages 128 - 130: Blackfoot moccasins seem to have been of two general forms. The one, which is the older by tradition, is made from a single piece cut as shown in Fig. 78. The [...]

How to Make Blackfoot Moccasins2016-12-21T20:18:46+00:00