Daniel Searles Replica Bowie
Product Description for Daniel Searles Replica Bowie
Maker: Peter Bromley (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85517
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.37 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.39 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 13.12 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.84 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1070 carbon steel
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Carved ebony with nickel silver pins and escutcheon
Sheath: Leather sheath with nickel silver frog and throat
Description: Bladesmith Peter Bromley specializes in historical recreations. His work is both creative and historically accurate. The Searles Bowie is one of the classic early Bowies. Daniel Searles, a cutler from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, made the original Searles/Fowler Bowie, which is now on display in the Alamo. It is one of the finest examples of an early Bowie in existence. Daniel Searles appears to have been Rezin Bowie's favored cutler. Although there are four presentation knives attributed to his shop, only two can be positively identified as a Searles knife. The Searles/Fowler knife (after which this one is modeled) was a gift to Captain Henry Walker Fowler a member of the United States Dragoons. Fowler owned the knife until his death in 1848. The Searles/Fowler knife is a straight back knife finished with silver and checked ebony handles. It has a 9-1/4" blade with a shape much like the Schively/Perkins. A small, almost non-existent cross-guard, if seen from a distance, could easily cause it to be mistaken for a butcher knife. A gold-plated insert on the back of the blade bears the inscription "Searles, Baton Rouge, La.."
Peter's replica of the Searles Bowie features an ebony handle with nickel silver details. True to the original, the handle has been checkered and finished with pin detailing. The nickel silver guard, ferrule, pommel and escutcheon bring the weight back toward the handle for a very fast knife in the hand. The blade was forged from 1070 carbon steel. Nice work throughout on a knife that is very true to tradition!
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