Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ax by John Donaldson

Photographed at the 2016 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kyle Willyard Knife for Jeremiah "Jake" Browning ~ November 7, 2018 AD

As part of a grandfather’s continuing tradition to his grandson, Jeremiah David Browning - this is the 9th handmade knife made by friends for his birthday. This year’s outstanding knife is by noted knife maker, Kyle Willyard from Bloomfield, Indiana. “Jake” received this knife for his 18th birthday, November 7, 2018.

Kyle created a handsome knife with an antler handle with “HDW * JDB Nov. 7, 2018” engraved around the silver bolster. Jeremiah’s initials are engraved on the silver end cap. Two hearts are stamped in the blade.  In the continuing tradition, including two hearts in some artistic manner become an artistic note among the artists making Jake’s knives. The blade is stamped with Kyle’s touch mark.

This is the 9th knife made for the continuing tradition from a grandfather to a fine grandson. Last year’s 2017 knife was made by Steve Auvenshine, the 2016 knife was made by Frank House, 2015 by Doug Delsemme, 2014 by Todd Daggett, the 2013 - Daniel Casey, 2012- Joe Seabolt, 2011- Glen Mock, and the first, the 2010 knife was made by Ian Pratt.

Thanks to all nine artists for making my grandson’s gifts extra special.

H. David Wright
Gallatin, Tennessee
November 7, 2018

Copy and photos supplied by David Wright.

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Flyer and copy supplied by David Wright.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Plate by Lisa Crews

Photographed at the 2016 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

The Robert Weil Collection: Antique Tinder Lighter

Antique mid 18th century continental tinder lighter. Early box lock design with exposed internals. Excellent condition full working order. Match compartment below grip swings out. Beautiful patina has not been cleaned. Length 7.75” $875 plus shipping.

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Copy and photos supplied by Robert Weil.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ian Pratt Rife with Maryellen Pratt Hunting Pouch

I had previously posted some or Ric Lambert's great photos of this rifle, thought I'd post a few shots taken after I did some additional finish work. Also a couple showing the awesome pouch (by Maryellen) and the accoutrements that went along with the rifle.

Copy and photos by Ian Pratt from Contemporary Makers Facebook.