Thursday, March 30, 2023

Silverwork by Mitch Yates

This is a piece I interpreted from a drawing.My thought is it was assembled from a couple of damaged trade silver items.The crosses are based on several that Greg Shipley that he found in an Ohio hut floor obviously cut from a damaged armband (or similar).

Copy and photography by Mitch Yates.

Knives by Ken Gahagan

Knives Ken took to the Carlisle Show in February.

Photography by Ken Gahagan

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Hunting Pouch by Gary Birch After an Original in Madison Grant's Book with Antique Powder Horn

Original from the Madison Grant book.

9x9" Pouch, 16" bifurcated deerskin flap, 2.5" folded canvas sling with attached straps holding well patinaed horn with screw on sculptured spout & vintage wood plug, another tab holds vent pick. Over the shoulder strap has leather tabs and roller buckle to attach. This sound & solid bag, horn & strap would display nicely with an appropriate Kentucky rifle. 

CONDITION: good overall, excellent restoration to leather tabs. 

PROVENANCE: Estate of Frank Glenn Marsh. (02-17037/MD). $700-900.


Copy and photos on black background from Poulin Auction.
Other photographs by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Knife by Joe Seabolt


45th Annual Kentucky Rifle Show

On the road **headed for the 45th Annual Kentucky Rifle Show 
Friday-Saturday April 21-22, 2023 
Jubilee Banquet Facility 
6700 Jubilee Center Way 
Knoxville, TN 37912

Monday, March 27, 2023

Jack Haugh for Barbara Haugh

Made in 1973 this all handmade rifle by the rifle maker Jack Haugh was for his wife Barbara dated on the side of the breech. It is made left handed with a highly figured stock of maple, now black. It was sealed with Bivins Express Oil. It has a hand filed Octagon to Round barrel, in 50 Cal. The style is Christian Springs like the Edward Marshall Rifle by Oerter. He did very nice accent silver wire inlay as well. All of the mounts were his own castings with very fine engraving. The forstock molding is a fine as it gets. Jack Haugh worked with John Bivins on the 1976 Pennsylvania Bicentenial Rifle Sets with Mark Solver and Monte Madarino and Tom White as the powder horn maker. All of these makers work is still fine.

Supplied copy and photos.