January 29, 2020
It’s made in the center seam fashion, hand stitched and wet formed to the knife.
The leather is 4/5 oz veg. tanned leather, hand tooled and dyed a dark brown and treated with nests-foot oil and bee’s wax. I hand braided a hemp wang, to attach it to belt or sash.
January 3, 2020
It's a large horn measuring 16" along the outside curve and 3 1/2" across the widest point of the butt end of the horn. I added a heavy leather strap to it to carry the weight of the horn when filled with powder. I believe it can be carried right or left side.
This is would be a great size horn for someone carrying a large bore fowler or musket.
"Rangers where required to carry sixty rounds of ball and a pound of powder."
This will be available at the Kalamazoo Trade show in March.
The bag is made from 2/3oz. veg. tanned leather, dyed a dark brown and sealed with neats foot oil and bee's wax.
The bag is 6" wide by 6 3/4" deep, welted seams and a small inside pocket. The flap is hand tooled doubled stitched and the edge is hand burnished.Strap is 1' wide with a iron buckle to finish it off.
December 24, 2019
November 27, 2019
The second day was a little different. I didn't get out until about 9:30 in the morning. The weather was a bright sunny day, temps in the mid thirty's and the deer where on the move. The others where all ready on stand. I chose to hunt close so not to bother them. I headed down to the small clearing on the backside of the ceders and the cut field of corn.
It was a good morning seeing a lot of deer moving back and forth at the far end of the clearing. All out of range of my fowler. I did some grunting and rattling hoping to bring a buck in for a closer shot. I did have a young four point come in raking tree's and looking for the fight. He ended up only five yards from me before picking up my scent and bounding away.
I returned back to the clearing around three but moved further down the edge. Picking a spot just inside of the ceders I sat and waited.
As time went by there where a few doe's that made there way out into the clearing milling about.
I then had a buck step out from the ceders about 15 yards from my right. He was a shooter! He stopped at the edge for a second or two then moved out across the trail to check a scrap on the other side. Presenting a 25 yard shot.
With out getting up, I slid the gun to my side and removing another paper cartridge from my belt pouch and quickly reloaded. As I brought the gun up to prim the lock I discovered it was packed with snow. I quickly removed the snow and wiped out the pan using my hunting shirt and primed the lock. Getting to my feet and moving out into the clearing I was able to shoot the buck again putting him down. I again reloaded and approached the buck.
He was a fine 10 point buck. He was a three year old and a fighter for his left side had two of his larger tines broken off. He was a large and healthy deer and will provide a lot of meat for the table this winter.