Thursday, February 28, 2019

Strikers by Tim Ridge

Photographed at the 2018 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

2019 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

Goforth family. Polk County Tennessee.
"We're ready for the show."

Friday-Saturday April 12-13, 2019 
Friday 9:30am-8:30pm 
Saturday 8:00am-2:00pm

Jubilee Banquet Facility 
6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912 

Contact Randal Pierce 865-982-6538

Photo from Iron Mounted Tennessee Rifle Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Powder Horn by Ron Hess

Photographed at the 3018 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

23rd Annual Horn Fair on March 1 & 2, 2019

The Honourable Company of Horners will once again gather at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for our 23rd Annual Horn Fair on March 1 & 2, 2019. 

There will be no conference registration charge for attendees to include Guild and NMLRA members, as well the general public. So plan now to attend and, as in the past, all Guild members are requested to dress in period attire. Currently, major activities include:
-The Interactive Horn Workshop will have several work stations manned by Journeymen and Masters demonstrating all facets of horn work. Currently there will be stations on horn selection, horn shaping, plug turning and finishing techniques. - Journeyman and Past Guildmaster Dick Toone will be demonstrating the use of the Guild’s spring pole lathe. NMLRA representatives will have a display table to sign up new members, provide assistance and answer questions. -Journeyman Jim Leach is making the 2019, 1 of 1000 Powder Horn for the NMLRA. It will be on display at the NMLRA’s table and officially presented to the NMLRA during Saturday evening’s banquet. 
If you have any questions concerning our annual meeting, please contact 
Jerry Polizzi at (717) 367-3883 /e-mail: or 
Art DeCamp at (814) 643-6343/email:
As always, current information is also available on the Guild’s Website at:
Here is a list of the scheduled events:
Friday(Mar 1)
12:00 – 5:00 Interactive Workshop Demonstrations, Display Area & Cresey Horn Collection      Open to Visitors and Public
1:00 Begin Horn Competition, Guildmaster Challenge & Advancement Submissions
1:30 – 2:30 Seminar I: John Proud - Richard Cresey, The Hellhorse Engraver
Saturday (Mar 2)
9:00 – 4:00 Registration, Socialize & Interactive Workshop Demonstrations
Display Area Open to Visitors and Public
10:00 – 11:00 Seminar II: Glenn Beall: History of Comb Making
4:00 – 4:30 Display Area Closes, Breakdown & Final Clean-up 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Colonial Rifle 58 Caliber in Walnut by Jim Kibler

Here's a rifle we just recently finished. It's made from one of our Colonial Rifle kits. The wood is a nice piece of figured walnut and it has a .58 caliber barrel.

I built this in a fairly workmanlike manner. The carving was done with a V-tool rather than being stabbed in. This was a first for me and it was fun. The results are somewhat different and I like them.

As can be seen, this rifle was aged pretty heavily (by our standards). Katherine and I worked together on this process and it worked out really well. This is moving into a little different direction than we've gone before and it's been fun!

Besides the carving, engraving and finishing, this rifle is exactly as we supply our Colonial kits. No stock / hardware re-shaping or modification at all.

We've included quite a number of photos here and some are somewhat unusual shots. Hope you enjoy these. Click, of course, to see them at higher resolution. Sorry if there are too many. It was hard to choose... If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you!

All the best,
Jim and Katherine

 Copy and photos from Jim Kibler's Facebook.