Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Inspired by elements of an original pouch, this pouch is made from barktan deerhide, with a calf hair and cowhide flap, a hemp strap and a matching pair of antique buckles.


Made from vegetable tan deer hide, cowhide strap with steel buckle, lined with linen.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Horn Box by John DeWald, Master Horner

Small horn container made by Master Horner John DeWald, The latin inscription translates "If affected with the pox...open this box..the cure lies within."

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

#118 - Pouch with Ron Hess Horn

Last year I brought two deer hides from hunting season to a tannery in Montgomery, NY named Pergamena (https://www.pergamena.net/).  They tanned both hides using chestnut tannins, which makes for a much different color and texture than typical commercial vegetable tanned hides.  That leather was used to make this pouch.  The strap was made Kris Polizzi and the banded horn by Ron Hess; both were aged by me.  The pouch also has an antique buckle.

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Pouch #117; cowhide and hair-on calfhide, pigskin trim, antique buckle, copper button; powder horn by Ron Hess.