Hair-on Calfhide Bag #2
The front panel and flap of this pouch are made from hair-on calf hide. The back panel, gusset, strap tongue and buckle parts are cowhide. The flap is bound and lined with pigskin. The strap was made by Kris Polizzi (Kris-Polizzi-Custom-Weaving on facebook here) and then aged slightly. The steel buckle was made by blacksmith William Bisher of Black Turtle Forge here.
I was extremely honored when this shot pouch was awarded the Madison Grant Award at the 2014 Dixon's Gunmaker's Fair. Like all my work this pouch was inspired by different elements of original pouches and from contemporary work by artists I admire greatly. I owe both groups a debt of gratitude for this award as well as those who bring the work out for us to see.
Copy and photos supplied by Eric Ewing. More of Eric's work can be seen here.