Friday, October 31, 2014

Hunting Pouch by Eric Ewing

Small Ticking and cowhide pouch. Hemp lined flap. Ticking has been tin-clothed.

Copy and photos supplied by Eric Ewing.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plug Bayonets by Brian Anderson

A couple of recent plug bayonets - the lower a copy of a french bayonet about 1690

Copy and photos supplied by Brian Anderson.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lehigh Valley Longrifle by Wayne Blaker

This .50 caliber Lehigh Valley longrifle is stocked in a nicely figured curly piece of maple and trimmed in brass furniture. The striped figure has nice contrast from muzzle to butt when viewed in bright daylight. The buttstock is fitted with a sliding wood patchbox. The Jim Chamber's late Ketland lock, and Getz straight octagon barrel are finished to a silvery gray patina. This classic golden age longrifle is neatly built and signed by contemporary builder Wayne Blaker

The custom made 42" length by 13/16" straight octagon barrel by Getz Barrel Company is cut rifled with a .50 caliber bore. The .50 caliber bore has seven lands and grooves with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The bore is bright in as new condition.

Copy and photos from Track of the Wolf.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quillwork by Lally House

Photographed at the 2014 Lake Cumberland Show by Jan Riser.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bowie and Sheath by Forja Fontenla

 We present a Bowie knife of the lineage of the "D" guard.

With a blade forged in complex Turkish damask in three steel: 15n20, 5160 and 1070, has a guard in 1070 and 15N20 pattern welded engraved with floral motifs. The same material was used in the collar and the disarmament nut. The handles are Wenge wood and nickel silver spacers ornamented with a file work. Complete set a classic wooden scabbard wrapped in leather, with nickel silver throat and chape.

Copy and photos supplied by Forja Fontenla, a two craftsman brother’s Argentinean knifemakers.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Karen Jones

Karen Jones passed away, Thursday, October 23, 2014 after an extended illness.

Karen was a Talented Designer
An Avid Gardener
An Accomplished Seamstress
A Gracious Hostess 
Cook, Extraordinaire
Patron of 18th Century Craftsmen

She will be greatly missed.

We extend our condolences to her husband, Paul, her family and friends.

Bob Harn, Paul and Karen Jones at the 2004 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

Karen's Garden

Eternal rest grant unto Karen, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Indian Diarama

Photographed at the 2014 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rifle by Steve Boyleston

This is a rifle I have just completed. Germanic style rifle 1760's era with stepped wrist, elongated lock panels, incised and relief carving, and a reshaped buttplate.  There is a late Tennessee trigger guard to replace the broken original one.  A large early style sterling silver oval on the wrist, and a small wide early style patchbox.  All parts are engraved in Rococo. Nitric Acid from Eric Kettenburgwas used for staining. Oil finish, 50 cal. Radius groove rifled barrel from John Getz. Relief carving around rear entry thimble.

Copy and photos supplied by Steve Boyleston.