Thursday, February 16, 2017


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

Friday, January 27, 2017


Simple bark-tan pouch with pigskin trim, lined with linen, hemp strap and antique brass/steel buckle.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tool wallet and pouch

Wallet and pouch, made for a friend to hold his flints and tools. Antique bone buttons.
(flint tool, ladle, pliers and mold made by Larry Callahan).

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: