Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ticking bag with Jack Hansberry Flintlock

This was one of the first pouches I ever made.  It was given to a friend, gunmaker Jack Hansberry.  I saw it hanging on his wall recently and thought that it would be a good idea to rework it a bit, waterproof it, add a few accoutrements, and pair it with one of my favorite guns Jack has made.

The pouch was made from pillow ticking lined with canvas. It has a cowhide flap is decorated with brass moon and star.  Added to the pouch is an original powder horn, and powder measure and a copper wire vent pick.  An antique table knife has been repurposed as a patch knife.  The flintlock is a 50 caliber smoothbore with a maple stock, iron trigger guard and patchbox, a copper wrist repair, brass and silver inlays.


Game Bag #4

A large game bag made with cowhide, pigskin trim, hemp and steel hardware.  By request it is decorated with the symbols of Clan Hamilton. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coverlet haversack

This is a haversack made from an antique coverlet, lined with a lightweight cotton ticking.  The natural fiber strap was woven by Kris Polizzi.  The flap is made from barktan deer hide and has an antique brass horse-halter button.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Game Bag #3

game bag is made from cowhide, pigskin and hair-on calf skin.  The netted front is made from hemp.  The shoulder strap is woven wool and has a forged buckle.  Other details include four game keeper straps with forged rings and an antique bone button for closing the top of the netted front.


Also...made sure to test the game hangers....they work.

Small coverlet bag

This is a small utility pouch made from remnants of antique coverlet lined with homespun pattern cotton check.  It has an antique bone button.

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.