Home Spun Poor Boy Pouch and horn Set by T.C. Albert
The aged seven and a half by six inch hand made pouch is made from well used canvas that was salvaged from a worn out antique journeymans tool bag. The doubled "ticking" strap measures a full 48" long. The attached glass scraped powder horn measures ten and a half inches around the curve, has incised cross hatch decoration on the spout, and is stoppered with an old fiddle peg. The traditional "open top" pouch closes with an antique delft porcelin button, and is served with a sinew repaired antique cutlery style patch knife and leather sheath attached to the strap; a hand made cane powder measure; and an old time cap tin. This set will be right at home serving any southern mountain rifle, poor boy or shimmel style barn gun.
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