The bag is patterned after an early original. It is covered with an impressed deer foot design both on the flap and on the bag itself. The bag measures 7 inches across and 7 inches deep. The bag strap is adjustable with an antique roller buckle. The faceted horn has a band at the base and inlaid decoration at the spout. A turned bone piece on the base plug provides for attachment. The horn is beautifully aged. A powder measure carved to look like a goose, a vent pick and an exceptionally nice carved bullet block are attached to the bag strap.
When Robert Weil started collecting images for the Contemporary Makers book in 1973 the challenge to record contemporary gun work was daunting. Gathering material was difficult and time consuming. Few makers thought that there was any value in published documentation of their work. Electronic publishing has changed all that. Having a website or having one's work available to view on the internet is becoming a necessity. In spite of all the potential to finally have a true overview of what's being produced by the artists of today, a great deal of work still remains covered up and basically unknown. Our role is to make an effort to document some portion of what’s going on today. To comment on the established makers and to uncover the unknown. We welcome your comments and suggestions and look to you our readers to make us aware of the talented makers out there. Art and Jan Riser Robert Weil and The Makers