Some of the most feared of all the Indians of the American Old West were the Apache tribes. The most well known of these was the band of warriors led by Geronimo, a native Apache of the Bedonkohe tribe.
Geronimo was one of the last great warriors of the Indian Wars who was eventually captured on Sept 4, 1886. He was captured with a Winchester rifle, a Colt pistol and a Bowie knife.
When I designed the Emerson Apache there was something about the look and the feel, the “vibe” of this knife that said “Indian” to me. It was primitive, rough and tough. I named it the Apache. Then later I found that when Geronimo finally surrendered one of his last and most prized possessions was his Sheffield Bowie Knife.
This knife was just meant to be. When you pick it up you can almost hear the creak of well worn leather and smell the sage on a warm breeze. And you can feel the unbroken spirit of one who will fight to the bitter end.