Fraktur Illustrations

Original Fraktur Illustrations Shown here are some of my original designs inspired by 18th and 19th Century fraktur. Fraktur is the term for the illuminated documents created in the 18th & 19th centuries by German speaking immigrants. The originals (as opposed to prints) of the designs shown here are hand drawn, hand inked, and hand … Continue reading Fraktur Illustrations

Fraktur Documents

Below are examples of a hand lettered and hand colored Geburts Schein (Birth Certificate) and a Haus Segen (House Blessing). These are my original designs, and are available printed on heavy weight, US Letter or A4 size paper. Either one of these designs could be used for a Geburtschein, a Taufschein (Baptismal Certificate), a marriage … Continue reading Fraktur Documents

Baxter Bean Iron Mounted Longrifle – Shadowless Images

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Appraising Antique Firearms

I get lots of requests for appraisals on antique rifles. Consequently, I felt I should make a general blog and FAQ post on the subject. In order to properly estimate the value of an antique firearm, it must be closely inspected, in person, including disassembly. Additionally, you should seek out an appraiser who routinely buys … Continue reading Appraising Antique Firearms

Powder Horns on Table Top with Focus Stacking

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18th Century Gunsmithing Tools, Metal Cutting Brace Bits

Below are a couple of metal cutting drill bits for a brace, and the holes they bored in a 1/8″ thick brass plate. Also shown is an 18th century style countersink. I ground and sharpened the drill bits to form approximately 3/16″ and 1/4″ holes. The countersunk hole fits a #10 tang screw. The bits … Continue reading 18th Century Gunsmithing Tools, Metal Cutting Brace Bits

18th Century Gunsmithing Tools, Screw Plate & Circle Cutter

I just added a few more 18th century gunsmithing tools to my tool kit. One is a pristine early screw plate, probably from the late 18th century or early 19th century. I don’t think this thing has ever been used. It appears to still have the temper colors on it. At least it did, until … Continue reading 18th Century Gunsmithing Tools, Screw Plate & Circle Cutter

Contemporary Queen Anne Pistol by Steve Lodding with Focus Stacking

Back to Professional Firearms Photography For closeups of a small object like a pistol, it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to get all parts of the object in sharp focus with good detail. All the images below use two to six intermediate photos to create the final image. Each of these photos are … Continue reading Contemporary Queen Anne Pistol by Steve Lodding with Focus Stacking

Antique Sword and Scabard

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Antique Pistol by Ilisha Bull – Shadowless Images

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