Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sheath for the patch knife

This sheath is made with the same bark tanned leather as the last shooting bag. It is lined with a thin goat skin raw hide and sewn with linen thread. This one is made to be attached to shooting bag.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bark Tan Hunting Bag

This bag is made with bark tanned deer skin, lined with walnut dyed pillow ticking, and hand sewn with waxed linen thread. The rings and buckle are iron. The pockets are also lined.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pathch Knife

Now that the sub zero temperatures have passed I finally got some forge work done. This knife has a ball starter on the back of the handle, pewter bolster, brass pin(peened over), and a blade forged from an old file. The sheath still needs to be made up.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Verner Rifle

This is a A.Verner or Bucks county style rifle I just wrapped up. It has a 44" 50 caliber A weight Colerain barrel, a L&R flintlock, curly maple stock, and brass mounts. Incised carving a bit simpler than some of the originals but true to the style. Time to shoot!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dad's Southern Mountain Rifle

This 40 caliber rifle has an A weight, swamped rice barrel, Chamber's late Ketland lock, Davis double set triggers, forged iron mounts, pewter nose cap, steel ramrod, and is stocked in curly maple. It has yet to be fired, so the front sight is most likely tall.

Friday, December 13, 2013


Hand carved curly maple ladle is approximately 13" long with a 3" bowl

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Belt Knife

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.