Monday, September 3, 2012

Pommel Holsters by Frank Willis

A set of pommel holsters for Chris Atland at York County Firelocks. The flaps are covered with black bear fur and are secured with a brass button.





Pictures by Chuck Brownewell.

4 comments:

  1. I would love to know how early a time period such holsters were used. Any additional information you can provide?

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  2. Great holsters. They show excellent workmanship. I too am interested in when they were used and the saddle type they are designed for.

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  3. Frank will have to enlighten us about these holsters, but pommel holsters were used from the mid 1700's through the American Civil War.

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  4. Thanks for the update. Mid-1700s helps for my research purposes. I'm writing stories set in the late 1700s, so it's great to be able to include a detail like this.

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