I have read that approximately 70% of the 19th century Bowies in America came out of Sheffield, England. Probably the best known cutler was Rodgers & Sons--circa 1860-1880. This one has a 10" blade & 15" OAL. Rodgers & Sons usually used either ivory, stag or rosewood for their handles. For this one I chose rosewood with 416 fittings rather than the traditional N/S:
This one is based on a William Butcher Bowie circa 1830-1837. I gave it a 9" blade with his usual belly & Spainish notch. Handle is the flared octagonal one that he often used. For the handle I used blackwood w/ 416 escutcheon & fittings.
Let me know what you think.