I just finished this bone handled knife. It has a thin 3 1/4" forged blade stamped with my mark, a pewter bolster, and steel pommel. The knife measures 7" overall. The vegetable tanned sheath is dyed dark, sewn with waxed linen thread, and accepts a 3" belt. This is razor sharp and the blade is about as thick and flexible as a fillet knife.
Well other than some burnishing and a test firing, this one is
done and will be on its way to the owner shortly. My focus on this build
was the Christian Springs Rifles in RCA1. I wanted to do some carving
but the customer didn't want it. The Rice barrel is a 44" B weight 40
caliber. The lock is a Chamber's gunmaker's lock. The butt plate and
triggerguard came from Muzzleloader Builders Supply(guard reworked). The
front sight with ivory inlay came from the owner. The rest of the parts
I made. The stock finish was scraped, followed with a couple coats of
aqua fortis, followed with about six coats of rifined linseed oil, then
waxed. LOP is 14 1/2", drop is 3 5/8", and it has 1/4" cast off.
Still a lot of scraping, sanding, metal and wood finishing to go. As well as some molding work along the bottom of the butt stock and the ramrod, a vent pick below the cheek piece and engraving. Going with a slightly aged dark scraped finish.
This bag is 8" wide and 7 1/2" deep. It is deerskin with a walnut dyed ticking lining. It's sewn with linen thread and has a steel buckle for strap adjustment. The knife is one I made a few years ago and have been using as my personal patch knife.
This haversack is 9 1/2"x14". The bag is made from an old feed bag treated with linseed oil and beeswax. The flap is heavy deerskin and the strap I believe is jute. It has an inside pocket and the blanket pin is forged steel.