Sunday, November 29, 2009

Frank Barker Bag for Mark Sperry

This early Virginia style rifle pouch was made for Mark Sperry, the Williamsburg Blacksmith. It is made of 4-5 oz vegetable tanned leather and hand stitched with waxed linen thread. The seams are all welted for strength. The shoulder strap is 1 1/2" wide and is fully adjustable with a forged iron buckle to about 61" in length. It is tooled in a diamond pattern and the flap, pouch opening and the inside pocket is bound with black deer skin that shows a pinked edge. The color is a very deep brown and has been shadowed dyed to give it that rich antiqued look.

Photos supplied by Frank Barker.

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