Published: July 25, 2000
FRANKFORT, KY. – An exhibit of firearms and knives, will be featured at the Kentucky History Center, through September 24.
The exhibit will feature historic firearms, including pistols belonging to General George Armstrong Custer. Also on view will be a Winchester rifle belonging to Buffalo Bill Cody, a Colt revolver that once belonged to J. Edgar Hoover, a Winchester rifle that was owned by President Theodore Roosevelt, and a Mauser 98 rifle made especially for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In addition, “” will present a mint-condition model 1866 Winchester; a model 1873 Winchester deluxe, engraved rifle with color case hardened receiver and nickel-plated side plates; a Henry rifle used by Civil War soldier Henry Doerge; a first-generation Colt single-action army revolver in mint condition; and a model 1893 Marlin deluxe, factory-engraved rifle with gold inlay.
Also showcased is a collection of beautifully detailed knives made by Lloyd Hale from Tennessee representing the craftsmanship of knife-making that still exists in America. This display includes Bowie knives, Arkansas toothpicks, and push daggers created by Hale using the finest materials such as Damascus steel, turquoise, rosewood, ivory, silver and mother-of-pearl. His elegant designs feature detailed engraving, highly crafted inlays and superb blades.
“” exhibition highlights the private collection of Louisville collector Owsley Brown Frazier. It will be presented in the Changing Exhibits Gallery.
The Kentucky History Center is located at 100 W. Broadway. Admission is free. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm, Thursday and 1 to 5 pm Sunday.
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