After several years of effort, a resolution designating the Bowie Knife as the official state knife of Texas has finally passed with the governor’s signature on May 30.
Texas Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 was sponsored by Senator Drew Springer and State Rep. David Spiller.
Bowie officials wanted to plan a program to celebrate this resolution with the community at the home of the Guinness World Record Largest Bowie Knife. They had hoped to get the governor to visit for a signing ceremony, but as the legislative session came to a close with a special one expected at any time it is unclear if that may happen.
Read the full story on how the Bowie knife gained its reputation on the American frontier in your weekend Bowie News.