Monday, August 2, 2021

2021 CLA Live Auction: Bag, Knife and Horn Set by William Schneider and Casey McClure


For this year’s CLF Fundraising Auction, artists William Schneider and Casey McClure have produced a blackpowder rig loaded with frontier character. Schneider’s bag is made from deep brown pigskin that’s been dyed and oiled with Neatsfoot oil. It was then finished off with a mixture of buffalo tallow and beeswax. The strap is bark-tanned elk hide with a period brass buckle. The rig comes with an antler powder measure, as well as a powder horn from Schneider’s collection which was made by Willy Frankfurt.

Schneider modestly points out that the centerpiece of this set is the knife by Casey McClure. It’s an iconic frontier knife, forged from an antique file, and hafted with a whitetail antler handle with poured pewter bolster. The knife fits snugly in a beavertail sheath that’s attached to the pouch strap. The mouth of the sheath carries a decorative band of deerskin.

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

William Schneider:

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Photography by David Wright

Text by Joshua Shepherd

Friday, July 30, 2021

Hunting Pouch by Julie Brennan and Powder Horn by Bruce Horne


$700.00 plus shipping

Contact Art Riser for more information.

No 229  B HORNE  2011

Photography by Jan Riser.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

2021 CLA Live Auction: Bag and Horn Set by Tom Greco


Auction artist Tom Greco can always be counted on to produce topnotch pieces for the CLF Fundraising Auction. His donation to this year’s event is no exception.


His set is built around a native-inspired open-top hunting bag. It’s a museum quality reproduction that has the look of a centuries-old original. The bag is made from brain-tanned leather and sports a deep brown patina achieved with walnut hull dye; it was given a protective coat of bear grease. The bag is trimmed with a decorative band of black satin ribbon, and it’s further decorated with trade beads, brass cones, and red horse hair tufts. The accompanying horn has an elegantly turned horn screw tip. The horn is well aged and carries subdued scrollwork engraving.

Photography by David Wright

Text by Joshua Shepherd