Friday, January 11, 2013

Home Spun Poor Boy Pouch and horn Set by T.C. Albert

The aged seven and a half by six inch hand made pouch is made from well used canvas that was salvaged from a worn out antique journeymans tool bag. The doubled "ticking" strap measures a full 48" long. The attached glass scraped powder horn measures ten and a half inches around the curve, has incised cross hatch decoration on the spout, and is stoppered with an old fiddle peg. The traditional "open top" pouch closes with an antique delft porcelin button, and is served with a sinew repaired antique cutlery style patch knife and leather sheath attached to the strap; a hand made cane powder measure; and an old time cap tin. This set will be right at home serving any southern mountain rifle, poor boy or shimmel style barn gun.

Copy and photos supplied by T.C. Albert.

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