Monday, February 28, 2022

Honourable Company of Horners 25th Anniversary Raffle

 25th Anniversary Raffle

This raffle is available to Anyone participating. You do not have to be present to win.

A Special Commemorative Serving Platter

by Pennsylvania Redware Potter


In Recognition of

The Honourable Company of Horners 25th Anniversary

In recognition of The Honourable Company of Horners’ 25th Anniversary (1997-2021), Selinda Kennedy has designed and handmade a serving platter to celebrate this special occasion.

The platter is 18” tall by 15” wide and features elements of figures and patterns that can be found on various original powder horns of the 17th and 18th centuries.  It also features a phrase credited to St. Francis of Assisi that epitomizes the spirit of the artisan.  “He who works with his hands is a laborer – He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman – He who works with his hand, his head, and his heart is an artist.”  At the center of the platter is an oval featuring the HCH logo with the annotation “25th Anniversary 2021” at its base.  This is indeed a special work of art by Selinda Kennedy and commissioned by the HCH in recognition of the Guild’s founding.

The platter will be raffled off with the drawing taking place during the Guild’s Annual Horn Fair at the Grand Hotel in Altoona, Pennsylvania on March 5th ,2022.  The funds generated from this raffle will go to help offset the Guild’s 25th Anniversary Horn Fair costs. The price for the tickets is 5 dollars for one or 20 dollars for five. Please download, fill-out and mail the tickets to Eric Borneman; his address is on the tickets.

Please note that there will be no registration charge for those attending!  As in past years, all NMLRA members, spouses and friends are welcomed to attend free of charge as guests of the Guild.  This invitation is due to the strong bond that has developed over the years between the NMLRA and the HCH and the devotion of the two organizations to the Longrifle Culture.

To view more of Selinda’s redware pottery, please go to her Facebook site at:  She can also be contacted by phone at (570) 546-6695 or via email at:

Friday, February 25, 2022

Antique Powder Horn


measure and brush by Brad Mills

repair work on the spout by Art Riser

Photography by Jan Riser.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Hunting Pouch by Eddie Rector


Knife and Sheath by Charlie Brown

Powder Measure by Jeff Bottiger

Ball Bag by Eric Ewing

Antique Powder Horn

Photography by Jan Riser.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Antique Horn with Strap by Eric Fleisher

This is the powder horn that was shown with the Steven Lalioff pouch yesterday.

Photography by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Cheyenne Style Tomahawk/War Club Handle Drop by Michael Badhand

All of the feathers are hand painted imitations I painted the red shafted flicker ones.
It is backed with a piece of brain tanned buffalo tipi skin which gives it body.

One original (shown in the enclosed photos) shows it being back this way as well.
It may not be evident to some, but IMO the reason for that is when riding a horse on the windy Plains, an unbacked piece of wool with feathers will get all twisted up by the wind or the motion of the horse.

I did not make the axe head, but had a friend make it for me based on an original. Ax head by Iron John Logan

Copy and photos from Michael Badhand from Iron John Logan Facebook.

Artist of Excellence Award: David Wright at the Booth Museum of Western Art

Congratulations to our good friend and incredibly talented artist David Wright who was honored at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Georgia by being presented with its Artist of Excellence award! Job well done David and a well deserved honor!

David will be with in Gettysburg, PA April 8 & 9 for the annual History Meets the Arts show!

Copy from History Meets the Arts.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Powder Measure by Jeff Bottiger


Photography by Jan Riser.

Fingerwoven Garters by James Blake After the Originals

These well known pair of Fingerwoven Garters are in the collections of the Chicago Field Museum. I examined these in 2018 once belonging to Sir. Jeffery Amherst. The despicable perpetrator of Biological Warfare on Native Peoples. From whom he acquired these Native objects has yet to be determined. These Garters would be great addition to a living historian, Collector or Eastern Woodland Powwow dancers acquisitions.

Copy and Photography provided by James Blake.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

44th Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show

Friday-Saturday April 22-23, 2022
Jubilee Banquet Facility 

6700 Jubilee Center Way Knoxville, TN 37912  

"Wayne Elliott Special Award"

The Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show was started 43 years ago by the late Robin Hale, an authority on antique Tennessee rifles. After Robin’s death, the show was continued by others and, in recent years, has been sponsored by a non-profit corporation organized for that purpose. The focus of the show continues to be antique longrifles and pistols primarily from the South. In recent years, due to the great interest by contemporary makers in learning more about, and following the old traditions, we have opened the show to contemporary makers and their work. However, the primary focus of the show continues to be antiques. 
Collector items permitted to be displayed are limited to flintlock or percussion-cap muzzleloading longrifles and pistols made in America prior to 1898 and contemporary hand-crafted muzzleloading longrifles and pistols. Related accouterments (horns, bags, knives, etc.) are also welcomed. Cartridge weapons and gunpowder are not permitted. No alcohol or smoking in the showroom. All table holders and invited guests assent to these requirements as a part of their admission to the meeting. 
This is a collectors’ meeting and is not promoted to the general public. We welcome all those who are interested in the preservation of the American long rifle 
Kentucky Rifles, pistols and related accouterments only.
No cartridge weapons permitted.

The format will be the same as in 2021 with the full use of both rooms. This allows for about 90 tables.


6:00pm on Friday night is the BBQ Dinner at the show venue. Reservations for the dinner must be made in advance. There are a limited number of dinners. Lunch is available both days. Contact Randal Pierce for more information.

Tables will be spaced to assist and promote social distancing. Currently there are no COVID-19 regulations in TN. 

Registration Form

Name: _______________________________  Phone: ___________

Address:  _______________________________________________

City/State/Zip:  __________________________________________

Email:  ________________________________________________

Show Admission only:  Number ___ @ $10.00 ………….. ________

6’ Table with 2 admissions: Number.  @$65.00 ………….. ________

(BBQ Dinner not included)

Admissions with BBQ dinner:  Number ___@ $30.00 …... ________

BBQ dinner only:  Number ___ @ $25.00 ……………….. ________

Lunches Friday ___ Saturday ___ @ $10.00 ……………    ________

RSVP for lunches and BBQ dinner due by Friday, April 15th.

Nearby Accommodations:


Baymont Inn & Suites (Exit 110)

(865) 643-8236

$74.00 plus tax mention the show for a discount    
This is the only one with a discount. They are the only hotel that responded to Randal's phone calls and visit.


Other hotels, but no show discount.

Hampton Inn & Suites (Exit 108)

(865) 689-1011

Holiday Inn Express (Exit 112)

(865) 938-3800 


Main Stay Suites (Exit 108)

(865) 247-0222

Prize drawings will be held at noon on Saturday.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY or VIDEOING without permission of the table holder.


Contact Randal Pierce 865-982-6538

Note: The photo is one of the cabins at Cades Cove. We have stopped by there many times over the years on the way to the Tennessee Kentucky Rifle Show. This is a show with the focus on the antiques. It is an excellent opportunity to study the old as well as see the work of new makers. JR