Sunday, July 13, 2014

Effigy ball/shot pouch #2

This simple ball or shot pouch is made from a homespun pattern fabric, and has a cane spout secured with a linen thread.  The spout plug is carved from hardwood.

Hawk sheath

This is a hawk sheath with a shoulder strap.  It is made from cowhide with a rawhide liner.  The user requested a Lenape Turtle symbol on the flap.  I based the simple stitched design from one reportedly shown on a map drawn by a Munsee prophet dated 1760 (

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pigskin & ticking pouch with original horn

The flap and back of this pouch are made from pigskin.  The front is made from pillow ticking that has been tin-clothed.  The strap was made by Kris Polizzi.  The original horn has a rosette carved into the base plug.  An antique table knife has been re-purposed as a patch knife and there is a 45 grain cane measure.  The flap is decorated with the image of a moon and owl.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Double ball or shot bag

This is a copy of a ball or shot pouch with two compartments as seen in Karl Z Smith's "Gettin' The Lead Out".  The author states that the pouch has a South Carolina origin.   A wide combination of lead projectiles can be stored in this pouch.  I made the bag out of vegetable tanned pigskin.  The turned antler spout was made by Orville Mumma which I aged slightly.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kidney shape bag #3

This pouch is made from cowhide.  The flap has a rolled pigskin binding and a ticking lining. There is an inside pocket on the back.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Open-top Pouch #2

Open top pouch made from tin-clothed hemp (interior lined with linen) and pigskin. Cowhide strap adjusts with antique bone buttons and is tied to the bag with hemp rope as is the powder horn made by Pete Hutton.  A copper vent pick and cane measure are attached to the bag.  There is a small hanging pocket stitched into the pigskin along the inside top.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Hemp bag & Tim Crosby Horn

This pouch is made from cowhide and tin-clothed hemp fabric.  The strap adjusts with a pair of antique bone buttons.  The powder horn was made by Tim Crosby and has a pine base plug.  It is hung with hemp rope.