Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 CLA Live Auction: Chris Barker Hunting Pouch Set



Chris Barker has donated a complete hunting pouch rig.  Chris designed the bag and constructed the rig, doing all of the leather work. 

The material for the bag was donated by Joel Ketonen of the Dallas Muzzle Loading Gun Club,  The accouterments were purchased from noted artisans.  The Southern banded horn and powder measure were made by Mark Ewing, the hand forged buckles and vent pick are from Wilde Weavery, the lining material is from Burnley and Trowbridge.  Jeff White made the knife and Chris notes “The knife is really sharp.  I like to play with anything that shoots, but am scared of the possibility of cutting myself.”

The pan brush is a recycled from a 38 special and a shoe brush.  This bag is roomy.  Sewn with 5 cord unbleached linen thread, it is completely appropriate to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Everything on the bag is readily detachable so you can customize it as you wish.  I believe it is good to run the river with as it it is.

Although this could make a great display piece I believe it is meant to be used and will give long years of service to the successful bidder.

Chris Barker can be contacted at csbarkeriii@att.net

Copy by Heinz Ahlers with photo by Ric Lambert.


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