Friday, July 19, 2019

Turkey Call by Tim Crosby in Leather Case

Photographed at the 2019 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hunting Pouch by Jack DuPrey

Photographed at the 2019 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ken Scott Hunting Pouch with John Barrett Powder Horn from the Bill Ruggie Collection

This pouch is one that I made for Bill Ruggie to go with a John Barrett horn that he recently acquired. I picked up the scroll and leaf motif off the horn and applied the designs to the pouch.  The leaf pattern is prominant on the top of the flap of the pouch. The stitching along the sides and the bottom play off of the circular patterns that John had on the horn. The pouch flap is made from deer skin hair on. The pouch itself is made from vegetable tanned leather and is lined with leather on the inside of the flap and green cotton fabric on the inside back of the pouch bellows. The pouch also a pocket on the front of the bellows. Hand forged buckles allow for adjustment on each side of the strap. The horn strap is removable. it features a button attachment. The size of the pouch is approximately 9" x 10". A gusset allows for good storage.

$1,000.00 plus shipping in CONUS.
Contact artriser@mindpsring for more information.

Copy and photos supplied by Ken Scott.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

2019 CLA Live Auction: Double Beaver Hunting Bag by Bill Smith

“The hunting pouch,” explains Kentucky artist Bill Smith, “is an icon of the American frontier used in the 18th and 19th centuries.” But the modern frontiersman remains in need of a reliable bag for the woods or the range, and for this year’s CLF fundraising auction Smith has once again donated one of his renowned hunting bags.

Smith’s bags are widely regarded for their robust functionality, and this piece exceeds expectations. The body of the bag, which is made from hard wearing cowhide and lined with deerskin, is entirely hand sewn with waxed linen thread. In addition to two roomy compartments inside the bag, there is a pocket on the front and a large interior pocket for additional storage. The heavy leather shoulder strap, about two inches wide, is fully adjustable by means of a hand forged iron buckle.

            With three decades of experience, Smith is a longtime auction contributor to the nation’s premier organization for the preservation of traditional frontier arts. “The CLA,” says Smith, “is a great organization dedicated to artists.”

For more information on the work of Bill Smith, contact the artist directly at:

Copy and photos supplied by CLF.