Thursday, June 9, 2022

CLF 2022 Auction: Bag, Horn, and Tomahawk Set by Lawrence Fiorillo, Todd Hambrick, and Chad Matthews


This set, made by Lawrence Fiorillo, Todd Hambrick and Chad Matthews, was created to represent the backcountry in the colonial period.  The project drew its inspiration from Todd Hambrick’s powder horn.  The horn is a close copy of an original currently in the possession of Mel Hankla.  The horn is believed to be from the French and Indian War era.  This information inspired us to attempt to recreate a kit that a backwoods colonial might have carried off to war. The bag is made from cowhide and aged to show years of use and abuse.  It is a simple two-piece bag.  The charger is river cane and throws about 55 grains. Chad’s spike hawk is a copy of an original dated from the mid-18th century.

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

Lawrence Fiorillo:

Todd Hambrick:

Chad Matthews:

Text by Lawrence Fiorillo

 Photography by David Wright

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