Thursday, December 12, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
For several years I have wanted to make a Bowie knife. Finally got around to it. I chose a knife that I consider an American classic and has been pictured in various publications since 1944. It's not signed by the maker, but has what I assume is the owners name and location on the grip. One side is marked L. Kimball and the other is marked Vicksburg. Has an overall length of 14 1/16 inches and a 10 inch clip point blade. The sheath and grip parts are of coin silver. The grip is burl black walnut.
Copy and photos supplied by Louie Parker.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
This is mainly a study of the tassels on the bags and belt. All these items were in plexiglass cases which the lighting cast strange reflections.
I believe the descriptive label for the fingerwoven sash is inaccurate. The beads in the sash proper (excluding the long heddle-woven ends) were actually woven into the sash while the sash was being constructed rather than being sewn on top after the weaving was finished. If the tension on the yarns is not just right the beads will "pop up" onto the surface, so they will be seen clearly on one side but not the other. That appears to be the case here. The commentary that the beads were woven into the heddle-woven ends is accurate. (comment by D. Rogers - which we believe over the AHC comment.)
Photographs by Jan Riser.