Saturday, April 1, 2017

#122

Copy of an antique hunting pouch, shown below.
/Rough side out, 6.5" x 5.5", fold-over construction, horn button, strap sections mated by copper rivets.  Pictured below with a pocket horn by Tim Crosby, antler powder measure, antler handled knife by Bruce Horne, shot bag, a reproduction Colt Navy pistol, and of course a buckeye for good luck.










Tuesday, March 21, 2017

#121

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.










#120

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.