Saturday, January 14, 2017

Converted Saddle Holster with Flintlock Pistol by Jack Hansberry

The premise behind this piece is that one part of a pair of saddle holsters was removed and repurposed into a shoulder-worn holster for a flintlock pistol with the addition of a belt.
The 54 caliber flintlock pistol was made by Hudson Valley gunmaker Jack Hansberry.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

#115 - 1st Prize Pouch and Horn Set for the 20th Annual Shandaken Primitive Biathlon

I was honored to be asked to make the 1st Prize for the 20th Annual Shandaken Primitive Biathlon for the second time.  I constructed a double pouch made from cowhide with a calf hair flap.  The screwtip powder horn was generously donated by Ron Hess, and I aged it to match the condition of the pouch.

About the 20th  Annual Shandaken Primitive Biathlon:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#113 - Game bag or haversack

This is a primitive game bag or haversack.  The body of the bag is made from pillow ticking and lined with linen, and closes with hemp cord and river cane bands.  The flap is made from the rump and tail of an alum-tanned raccoon hide. It is worn with a pig hide belt loop.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#112 - Open top coverlet

Pouch #112; made from antique overshot coverlet remnants, green fustian fabric, antique bone button, leather strap with antique buckle.  The knife is a re-purposed antique with a barktan sheath.

Flintlock Tool Pouches

Flint and tool wallet; braintan ladle and mold pouch.