Well, Jani, you have the Searle Bowie, which is a sort of Mediterranean butcher knife style. That style is named after its most well-known maker. G.D. Searle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and very popular in 1830s Louisiana. There is one at the Alamo Museum and it is said that Rezin Bowie gave one to his brother, Jim, before the Sandbar Fight. Sheffield Bowies are more a location of manufacture than a style, as I have seen them in many styles. Randall's Smithsonian Bowie is patterned after the "Iron Mistress" movie knife (also used in the Jim Bowie tv show). Randall makes some others, but I have been slapped down for talking about them as historical, so I won't, but you can look them up at www.randallknives.com. You can also dream, like I do. The "Bart Moore" Bowie, which may actually have been one of Jim Bowie's knives, looks different from any of these. I am trying to find out from Mr. Fisk about who, where, and how much on a replica.
Walk in the Light,