Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hunting Pouch by Jerry Rice

A recently finished bark tan bag with outside dimensions are 8 1/2" by 10". Lined with period fabric. Sewn with waxed linen thread. Large inside back pocket and front pocket with bone button. 1 1/2" gusset. Strap has forged oval iron buckle and rings. 

Copy and photos supplied by Jerry Rice.

8th Annual Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair

Bledsoe's Eighth Annual 18th Century Colonial Fair will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 1st - 3rd, 2015, at Bledsoe's Fort in Castalian Springs, TN. Historic re-enactors will recreate history and life at the site of the original Bledsoe's Fort, the Rogan Cottage, and the Nathanial Parker Cabin. The event will showcase many different facets of the Fort Site including a Longhunter's camp, Military Camps, and a Native Encampment indicative of the 18th century period at Bledsoe's Fort. Visitors may shop on Traders Row for colonial arts and crafts, clothing, pottery, guns, knives, toys, and much, much more! Educational demonstrations, colonial games, and a children's area will add to the experience. Children can relive the past in authentic colonial clothing that will be available to rent for the day. Take a walk through the woods around the trace, take a hay ride, or kick up your heels during the Big Dance that will have everyone stepping back in time. You don't want to miss the magic shows, strolling minstrels, musicians, and street performers that will be only a part of the celebrations presented at the Colonial Fair. Come for the day or buy a weekend pass and enjoy life on the frontier at Bledsoe's Colonial Fair.

For more information go here.

Copy and photo from Bledsole's Fort Colonial Fair.

2015 Canter's Cave Knife Makers' Seminar: Photos

Photo of the Knife Makers' Seminar which was held March 27th thru the 29th at Canter's Cave 4H Camp in Jackson, Ohio. Hershel and John House, with Willie White were the instructors. We had 12 students who ended up making 29 knives over the weekend. Roland Cadle attended with his 16 year old grandson, Elijah Sammons. Other students were Terry Smith and John McKee from West Virginia, Sam Thompson from McLean, VA, Bob Frisk from Mercer, Pa, Aaron Wolfe and Bruce Hines from Chillicothe, OH, Gary Ludwig from Greenfield, OH, Chris Prater from McArthur, Oh, Brian Shrader from Marion, IN and Mike Hawkins from Columbia City, IN.

Copy and photos supplied by Joseph McGee.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Dave was one of the Honest Brothers.

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

Powder Horn by Scott Sibley from the Gary Ganas Collection

$140.00 plus shipping in CONUS SOLD

Photographed by Jan Riser.

2015 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show: Photos

Jack DuPrey at his Display

Tom Patton Display

The Southern Traveler Display

Are all the items in the same place each time this is displayed?

Photographed at the 2015 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daggers from the Gary Ganas Collection

 Ken Gahagan $350.00 SOLD
 Tim Ridge $175.00 SOLD
 Todd Daggett $175.00 SOLD
 Wick Ellerbe $350.00 shipped in CONUS SOLD

Contact Art Riser: 404-233-3509 or

More photos of the Wick Ellerbe knife can be found here.

More photos of the Tim Ridge knife can be found here.

More photos of the Ken Gahagan knife can be found here.

The Knife in Homespun America
By Madison Grant
Circa 1817/page 78

More photos of the Todd Daggett knife can be found here.

Photos by Jan Riser.