Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 CLA Live Auction: Antler Handled Frontier Knife by Glen Mock

Modern outdoorsmen are in perpetual need of a reliable knife, and collectors can do no better than a blade by prominent knifemaker Glen Mock. A renowned bladesmith and faithful supporter of the CLF fundraising auction, Mock donated a classic frontiersman’s knife to this year’s event. Mock’s blade was painstakingly hand forged from 1084 steel and fitted to a traditional antler handle. The handle is decorated with a hand-cast pewter bolster and a German silver end cap. The knife comes complete with a custom, hand-dyed leather sheath.

For more information on the work of the artist, contact Glen Mock at:

Ocmulgee Indian Mounds: Part V

Bird Stone Effigy Pipe

Photos by Jan Riser.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Contemporary Makers Portraits: Marvin Kemper

Marvin donated a rifle to the 2013 CLA Auction which was featured in an issue of Muzzle Blast magazine. The link for more information about this and other work by Marvin can be found here.

Top two photos were photographed at the 2014 Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show by Jan Riser.

Ocmulgee Indian Mounds: Part IV

Late Archaic Period
1650BC - 1000AD

Woodland Period
1000BC - 900AD

Mississippian Period
900AD - 1540AD

During excavation in the early 1930's, the significant colors of the bisected Funeral Mound layers were revealed.  Since the black and white photography of the period would not capture the colors, Dr. A.R. Kelly and his crew commissioned Mrs. Carolyn Smith Meriwether to depict the colors in this oil painting.

Photos by Jan Riser.