Friday, October 24, 2014

Small firebag for Mark Ewing

This is a small firebag to be worn on a belt, made for horner Mark Ewing.  The materials are cowhide, tin-clothed pillow ticking, and a brass button.  The flap is decorated with vines and tulips.


Decorated Shot/ball bag

The spout is turned antler with a rawhide repair, made by Spark Mumma.  The spout was then aged and affixed to a pouch made from cowhide, decorated with a rosette on each side.  Hemp string secures the spout.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Haversack #1

Haversack made from brown fustian treated with wax, lined with a tan-striped pillow ticking.  The leather trim is pigskin, and the strap is cowhide with a brass buckle. The "Join, or Die" design is attributed to Ben Franklin and was added at the direction of the customer.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Open top pouch #3

Open top pouch made from tin-clothed, homespun-pattern fabric and pigskin with an antique bone button for closure.  There is a small hanging pocket stitched to the interior top. The cowhide strap is adjusted with a small antique metal button.  The horn was made by Tim Crosby.  A twist of copper wire is hung from the pouch as a vent pick.

Fold-over shot pouch

This is a shot pouch constructed from a single piece of cowhide folded over with pigskin trim and a homespun pattern lining.  The flap is decorated with a folk art moon styled as a Hessian or gentleman.  The horn was made by Ron Hess and has a turned sassafras base and turned horn spout.  The strap was woven by Kris Polizzi and has a steel buckle for adjustment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Horn Effigy Shot pouch

This small bag for holding shot or small rifle balls is made of single piece of cowhide folded over and its spout made from the tip of a horn.  It was inspired by a shot pouch in the book "Gettin' The Lead Out" by Karl Z. Smith.  A crude effigy spout plug is carved from a piece of maple.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Shot pouch/pipe tomahawk carrier

This is a combination small pouch and carrier for a pipe tomahawk made from cowhide with pigskin trim.  There is a rawhide insert around the tomahawk blade which is secured with an antique bone button. The small pouch has rolled welts and binding and a homespun pattern lining on the decorated flap. The strap is made from hemp and with brass hardware.  This was intended as a companion piece for this game bag: