Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Whats in the bag?

A peek into my hunting pouch...



Small cloth bag with a few flints, some ball patching, turnscrew by Keith Gibson, tow worm by Roy Stroh, feather, wiping cloth, and a buckeye for good luck.

Small coverlet bag with a striker by Keith Gibson, a large flint, and some tow

Antique table knife with a bark-tan sheath, small priming horn by Harris Maupin, cane measure by Art Riser, and brass wire vent pick


#81-Groundhog bag with antique horn

I made this hunting pouch from a local garden thief that I case-skinned and alum-tanned at home.  There is a heart-shaped repair on the front where I got a little overzealous scraping the belly part of the hide.  The horn is an antique, and Jim Webb may have made the stopper (he couldn't recall upon seeing it, but thought he very well may have).  The cane measure was made by Art Riser.  There is also a brass wire vent pick and an antique table knife with a bark-tanned sheath.



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#80 - Mifflenburg double pouch

The pattern of this cowhide double pouch is derived from an original found in Mifflenburg, PA.

#79 - Pouch & Horn

This pouch is made from a coarse fabric that has been tin clothed and lined with a homespun pattern fabric.  The flap and straps are made from barktanned deer hide.  The powder horn was made by Ron Hess.  Included is a cane measure made by Art Riser and a copper vent pick.  Other materials include antique bone buttons and hemp cord.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Dixons 2015

I was honored this weekend when this pouch received a judges choice award at the 2015 Dixons Gunmakers Fair. The work submitted there for judging is always wonderful to see and the bar is always raised.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Small pouch made from cowhide, tin-clothed ticking, hair-on calf hide and with a small iron buckle. 6.5 x 6.