Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mike Mills Pistol

Photographed at the 2011 Lake Cumberland Mini CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Eli Motsay Quilled Apron

This is a quilled apron of which there is only a handful of originals in existence and a bit of mystery of there exact use. There are 2 quilled aprons in much the same style Alanson Skinner wrote about that are associated with war bundles. Perhaps they were used in dancing and also worn while returning home from a successful expedition whether it be a war or hunting party. This piece also incorporates design elements from 3 existing aprons. They are sometimes called kilts although apron is more appropriate. 

Copy and photo supplied by Eli Motsay.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cable Damascus Knife with Sash Sheath by Jerry Fisher

I forged this knife from Cable Damascus with an integral bolster and an overall length of 10 1/4 inches. The handle is curly maple with through peened construction. The sash sheath is constructed of various weights of veg tan and dyed with some of my mixes. Hand sewn throughout.

Copy and photos by Jerry Fisher.