Tuesday, July 20, 2021

2021 CLA Live Auction: Bag and Horn Set by Lawrence Fiorillo and Todd Hambrick


A reliable bag and horn are necessities for any black powder shooter, and the artistic team of Lawrence Fiorillo and Todd Hambrick have produced an outstanding rig for this year’s CLF Fundraising Auction.

This fine-looking and durable outfit is sure to last. Fiorillo’s hunting pouch is made of vegetable tanned cowhide and measures 7 ½ inches wide by 8 ½ inches deep. It has an inner pocket and is fully welted with a 1½ inch gusset. The leather for this bag was aged to reflect long years of use, and was given protective coats of pure Neatsfoot oil, followed by a final application of a beeswax and bear grease. Fiorillo also made the rig’s aged brass powder measure, which accommodates about 65 grains.

Todd Hambrick made this set’s vent pick and pan brush, which were made from horn and horsehair. His primary contribution to this rig, however, is a striking powder horn. This tastefully aged horn features an engrailed edge, scrimshaw, and a row of robust brass tacks around the bottom edge. 

For more information on the work of the artists, contact them directly:

Lawrence Fiorillo: blackpowderpouches@yahoo.com

Todd Hambrick: hmbrkall@aol.com


Photography by David Wright

Text by Joshua Shepherd

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