2014 CLA Live Auction: Chris Barker Hunting Pouch Set
Chris Barker has
donated a complete hunting pouch rig.
Chris designed the bag and constructed the rig, doing all of the leather
The material for the
bag was donated by Joel Ketonen of the Dallas Muzzle Loading Gun Club, The accouterments were purchased from
noted artisans. The Southern
banded horn and powder measure were made by Mark Ewing, the hand forged buckles
and vent pick are from Wilde Weavery, the lining material is from Burnley and
Trowbridge. Jeff White made the
knife and Chris notes “The knife is really sharp. I like to play with anything that shoots, but am scared of
the possibility of cutting myself.”
pan brush is a recycled from a 38 special and a shoe brush. This bag is roomy. Sewn with 5 cord unbleached linen
thread, it is completely appropriate to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth
centuries. Everything on the bag is readily detachable so you can customize it
as you wish. I believe it is good
to run the river with as it it is.
this could make a great display piece I believe it is meant to be used and will
give long years of service to the successful bidder.
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