Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hubting Pouch by Bob Dodson

This is a small rifle bag made from two ounce tanned cowhide and finished in a dark brown color. The bag has been completely harness stitched and displays a side and bottom gusset completed with leather welt strips. The front panel, rear flint pocket and bag cover flap all display leather edgings. The actual bag measures approximately 7 1/2 inches wide and approximately 7 inches tall. The rifle bag displays iron hardware with an adjustable leather shoulder strap. The Lehigh Rifle was made by Allen Martin and the small day horn was made by Mike Small.   

Copy and photos supplied by Bob Dodson.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fingerwoven Strap by Tom Condé

Strap woven from fine Irish worsted. Natural dyed with logwood black, and madder red edges. The design is my own and was adapted from a strap on a bag that is in the British Museum. 42" x 2" with 6" fringes.

Copy and photo supplied by Tom Condé.

From the Archives of Robert Weil

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Art DeCamp Goblet for Eric Fleisher and His Bride, Ann

The goblet was made for well-known hunting pouch maker Eric Fleisher who is getting married this coming Sunday.  He asked me to make a "special" horn cup for him to surprise his wife-to-be with.
Included in the engraving on the goblet is a double distelfink design over the wedding date, with the first names "Ann" and "Eric" above.  The distelfinks (or lovebirds) are surrounded by a vine and leaf design that was polychormed with ferric nitrate.  One the back of the goblet is a hex sign with red hearts signifying love and miniaturized in the hex sign are Eric and Ann's favorite motiffs, the Lehigh Tamany figure and a pineapple.

Eric and Ann's wedding day is Sunday, September 28, 2014. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Copy and photos supplied by Art DeCamp.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rum Horn

This finely made rum horn measures 5" long and 4" in diameter with an antique yellow colored body and Spanish brown painted wood plugs. The body of the horn is scrimshaw engraved on one side with a depiction of Albany, NY circa. 1754. The opposite side is engraved with a wind mill.

Copy and photos from Track of the Wolf.

Around the Web: Compass by Eric Armstrong

More about this compass can be found here.

Friday, September 26, 2014