Thursday, June 16, 2022

CLF 2022 Auction: Bag, Horn, and Knife Set by Bill Schneider


Bill Schneider’s bag is called the Bear Hunter. It is intended to be a back country style bag used by a hunter. It is made out of bark tanned swamp-buck. It is unique backwoods take on a double pouch that the hunter decided to add a storm flap of bear hide. It is sewn on with brain-tan deer. It has a knife that the sheath lost its loop in service and was cased in brain-tan leather and added to the back of the pouch. The handle of the knife has a carved bears head. The horn has some folk style scratching on it and is strapped in a linen tape. The horn and knife that accompany the bag come from Bill’s collection and are made by Joe Scott, and have been given a back-woods finish by Bill. The linen tape strap was woven by Judy Wilson of Prickett's Fort.

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Text by Bill Schneider

Photography by David Wright

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