Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tomahawk by Iron John Logan

The tomahawk is loosely inspired by originals made by the frontier blacksmith Joseph Jourdain in the first half of the 19th century. The beautifully browned head is traditionally forged and filed from gun barrel and high carbon steel with pewter dot inlays and engraved with the maker's touchmark on one side and date on the other. The is faux figured hickory handle is inlayed with both poured and hand set pewter inlays. The copper and brass headstock is also hot dipped in pewter. The handle is drilled for a functioning pipe. Measures 8inch x 21-1/2 inches. Available

Copy and Photography supplied by John Logan.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Houston Harrison for His Son

This is the miniature that I am told Houston made for his son.. Note the frizzen conversion to percussion and the hammer.  I once had a percussion hammer by F  Sell and it looked much like this hammer.

Supplied photos.

Wayne Elliott's Memorial Service

The Celebration of Life Service for Wayne will be Saturday, March 20, at 1:00 pm at 

First Baptist Church Blairsville

296 Blue Ridge Street

Blairsville, GA 

This sanctuary is large, and everyone can spread out for COVID concerns.  The program will have directions to the reception, which is only a few blocks from the church.

The reception will be at the Union Co. Community Center Ballroom, which is a gorgeous large room overlooking the gorgeous golf course and hills beyond.  Again, people can spread out.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Assembled French pistol c 1670/80


The lock is probably French or Dutch c.1660’s

Most of the parts are also very early except the side plate

Which is later. A bit of a mystery....

It’s not been chopped. This is the actual barrel length.

It follows the early French Calvary pistols which had longer barrels.


It must have been made up as a belt pistol. The patina is exquisite.

The only flaw was a  small wood chip just back of the muzzle on the lock side.

Eric von Aschwege restored it perfecto.

Length overall is 12”

Lock 5”

Barrel 6.5” 

Photography and copy by Robert Weil.