Searles Replica Bowie
Product Description for Searles Replica Bowie
Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1520
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.06 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.54 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: Kevin Harvey ladder pattern Damascus forged to shape from L6 and 1070 carbon steels
Bolster: Fileworked nickel silver
Handle: Checkered African blackwood
Sheath: Wood covered with ostrich leather. The button on the sheath is created from nickel silver and inlaid with resin impregnated zebra skin. Nickel silver trim.
Description: Among my favorite works by Kevin Harvey, this is an excellent example of the Searles Bowie. Daniel Searles, a cutler from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, made the Searles/Fowler Bowie 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 Bowies favored cutler and so this is considered one of the quintessential Bowie designs. The spine has a false edge going clear to the guard. The textured guard, butt cap and handle sides each add to the excellent grip. This knife won second place in the Historical category at the South African Guild Show in September 2002 and is accompanied by a certificate from the maker.
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