Friday, April 18, 2014

Shot/ball pouches

These are smallish pouches that can hold ball or shot.  The turned antler spouts were made by Orville Mumma and vary from .52" to .75". Three of the bags are secured to the spouts by waxed hemp string, and one by a linen thread drawstring around the spout.  These were inspired by ball pouches seen in Karl Z Smith's "Gettin' The Lead Out".

Kidney shaped pouch #2

This is another version of a kidney shaped pouch. It has a hanging inside pocket, a pocket on the back with an antique bone button, and brass buckle.  No lining or decoration on the flap.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Square Pigskin Pouch

This was inspired by a pouch from Jim Webb's "Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns and Accoutrements of Southern Appalachia". It measures 7.5" wide x 8" tall.  The inside is lined and it has a horn button.  The body of the pouch is made of pigskin and there is a small inside pocket. The strap is made of cowhide with an oval iron buckle.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

D Shaped Pouch #2

This d shaped pouch measures 8.5" at its widest along the top by 6.5" tall.  The body is made from cowhide and the flap, welt and bindings are a lightweight pigskin.  There is a small inside pocket. The strap is made from a linen canvas and has a brass buckle for adjustment.  The decoration on the flap is inspired by various motifs from the southern backcountry and Pennsylvania Dutch designs.

Open Top Pouch #1

This open top pouch was inspired by illustrations in "Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns and Accoutrements of Southern Appalachia" by Jim Webb.  It is made from homespun fabric with a brown linen lining for extra strength and was treated with beeswax and linseed oil.  It measures 7.25" wide by 8" tall.  There is an antique bone button for closure and an adjustable leather strap.  The powder horn was made by Tim Crosby.  I made the small copper vent pick and 25 grain measure from cane.

D Shaped Pouch #1

This pouch is made from cowhide that was stained with a combination of materials and worked over with brown shoe polish and oil.  The flap is decorated with an image of an angel from Pennsylvania Dutch motifs.  The bag is lined with a brown linen.  The strap, also made of brown linen, is adjusted by a pair of brass buttons.  The pouch measures 7" x 7".

Ball pouches

These are a pair of ball pouches I made to go with turned antler spouts made by artisan Sparks Mumma (a little stain was added for color and age).  One is made from cowhide and holds .50 caliber balls and the second is made from hemp with a repair and holds .45 caliber balls.  They were inspired by various ball bags seen in the book "Gettin' The Lead Out" by Karl Z. Smith.