Saturday, January 31, 2015

Buffalo Horns with Choctaw Straps by Scott and Cathy Sibley

Photos supplied by Scott Sibley.

Around the Web: The First Oval Office

There is a Facebook site called The First Oval Office which showcases the reconstruction of George Washington's Marquee by Colonial Williamsburg.

More photos and info can be found here.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tomahawks by Ken Schwarz with Finishing and Engraving by Wallace Gusler

The tomahawks were all handforged by Colonial Williamsburg Master Blacksmith Ken Schwarz and hand filed and finished by Wallace Gusler. The handles are made of ash. The Hammer Pole is a close copy of the original pictured that was excavated at a site in Alabama. All three axes have steel welded into the blade for cutting. 

Photos by Eve Ottmire wit copy supplied by Steve Boyleston

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Darrin McDonal

Here is a rifle I recently finished. It has parts that I forged, including butt piece, guard, pipes box etc. Commercial (Chambers) lock & Rice .54 38"bbl.
I used my aqua fortis on the stock for the color.

Copy and photos supplied by Darrin McDonal.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Small Rifle Day Bag By Bob Dodson

This small rifle day bag measures approximately 7 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches tall. I finished this bag in a black/brown color tone with a black shoulder strap. This was a high grade piece of vegetable tanned leather that was carefully hand stitched resulting in a high end day bag.

The harness stitched bag displays a small flint pocket on the backside and is trimmed with three pieces of iron hardware. The shoulder strap is adjustable and the rifle bag and strap were hand rubbed to complete the toned surface finish.

Copy and photos supplied by Robert Dodson.