Thursday, September 30, 2010
Small Scottish Knife with turned iron ferrule and pommel. Through tang and polished antler handle. File-work on back of blade. Aged finish, 6 3/8 inch blade, 10 3/4 inches overall.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This small antler handled rifleman’s knife was commissioned to be built by Ian Pratt for Jeremiah David Browning. Jeremiah (better known as Jake) Browning received this knife on his 9th birthday (November 7, 2009) from his grandfather, H. David Wright.
The forged blade with Ian’s touchmark is handled with deer antler with a silver pommel cap engraved with “JDB”. The guard displays two silver hearts and is likewise engraved with the Jeremiah’s birthday date, “Nov. 7, 09 AD”. Ian Pratt showed his natural creative ability in making this fitting present for a fine young frontiersman coming of age.
Just what I wanted.
Copy and photos by H. David Wright.
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the tradition of the early 1690's French military muskets and trade guns: here is Ken Gahagans "Assembled American musket ca. 1715"
The barrel by Ed Rayl is .60 caliber smoothbore, 46" long, breech is 11/16". The Iron butt plate, trigger guard, pipes, side plate, trigger plate and trigger were all hand forged by Mr. Gahagan. The Rifle Shoppe lock/ castings from an antique ca.1680 was assembled by Jess and Mike Melot.
This is a very unique contemporary gun with a truly historical flavor. Ken's work whether it be furniture, guns or knives is always fantastic. One of our most formidable artists.
Copy and photographs by Robert Weil.