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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Rifle & Accoutrements

40 cal rifle by Roy & Tom Stroh, powder horn by Jeff Bottiger, primer horn by Harris Maupin, turkey bone powder measure by Steve Skillman, knife by Brian Anderson; everything else by me except the wingbone turkey call. Buckeye for good luck from my friends in Missouri, the Fennewalds.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Ball and Shot Pouches

This is a new batch of ball and shot bags, using a mix of different leathers.  The spouts were turned by different makers as described below.

Calfhide and cowhide pouch, barktan deer loop; maple spout turned by Ron Hess with cane shot measure and hemp cord.

Left: Cowhide pouch with maple spout. 
Right: Pigskin double pouch with horn spout & wood stopper. Spouts turned by Ron Hess.

Left: Braintan pouch with antler spout (turned by Jeff Bottiger), corncob stopper.
Right: Barktan pouch with antler spout turned by Ron Hess with wood stopper.

Left: Cowhide Pouch with maple spout turned by Ron Hess.
Center: Cowhide pouch, wood spout turned by Kris Polizzi with corncob stopper.
Right: Cowhide pouch with walnut spout turned by Ron Hess.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016