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Legacy Arms  Battle Ready
Legacy Arms Searles Bowie - IP203

Legacy Arms Searles Bowie

Overall Length: 15 1/4'' Blade: 9 1/2''

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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 1 lb 2.3 oz
Edge:  Sharp
P.O.B.: 0''
Thickness: 5.7 mm - 4.4 mm
Width: 44.6 mm
Grip Length: 5 3/8''
Pommel: Peened

This Bowie knife is inspired by the knife on display at the Alamo today. It is known to have been owned by one of the Bowies at one time. These blades were made for Rezin Bowie, brother of the famous James ‘’Jim’’ Bowie. The one on display at the Alamo was a gift from Rezin to H.W. Fowler of the U.S. Dragoons. It was most likely made by Daniel Searles, who made many of these knives by commission from Rezin, who gifted many of them to famous personages of the day. It seems that Rezin made a point of building off the fame of his brother, who wielded such a knife in the famous Sandbar duel, and later in the defense of the Alamo.

The Bowie knife was both fighting blade and utility tool - it was intended to be long and hefty so that it could be used almost as a short sword in a brawl, but not so long as to be cumbersome to carry or use to skin and dress game. The bottom of the this blade has an open notch at the base of the blade. Called the ‘’Spanish Notch’’, this may have been intended as a tool to strip sinew.

This replica of the Searles Bowie Knife has a sharp blade of high carbon steel. The guard and pommel are of steel. The grip is of carved black wood is inlaid with a steel plate on both sides. It comes with a wood sheath covered with black leather and a steel throat and chape piece with a single hanging ring.

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