Category: Portfolio

  • Late Flint Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn

    Late Flint Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn

    I made this shot pouch and powder horn for a Virginian headed south to the Texas fight for independence. It represents late flint pouch from the central Valley of Virginia, and is based on an example from Rockingham Co, VA as documented by Madison Grant in his book on hunting pouches. The horn is my […]

  • Applied-tip Powder Horn with Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #46)

    Applied-tip Powder Horn with Fraktur Scrimshaw (Horn #46)

    I am doing scrimshaw horns right now and this one is more traditional fraktur with geometric designs and stylized flowers.   I skipped the color on this one except for the ferric nitrate stain giving a little yellow color to the horn. This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to […]

  • Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur (Horn #44)

    Applied-tip Powder Horn with Color Fraktur (Horn #44)

    I am doing more scrimshawed horns right now and trying some new things.  This is my latest effort featuring a Carolina parakeet and a Northern Cardinal along with some fraktur flowers.   I hope you like it. This right hand horn is 14″ around the outside curve and 11.5″ tip to tip, not including the […]

  • Acorn Finial, Applied-tip Powder Horn #41 with Color Fraktur

    Acorn Finial, Applied-tip Powder Horn #41 with Color Fraktur

    This Virginia inspired powder horn has an applied Axis deer antler tip and turned black walnut base plug and stopper.  The base plug has an acorn finial which was common on Virginia powder horns.  The horn is technically a left hand horn, but is so straight it could be easily carried either way.    It was […]

  • Virginia Single Banded, Applied-tip Powder Horn #40

    Virginia Single Banded, Applied-tip Powder Horn #40

    This is a Virginia inspired, banded, applied-tip powder horn.    It is a left hand horn that may be worn on either side.   The tip is Axis deer antler.   The base plug and stopper are black walnut.   The horn has been dyed with ferric nitrate and gently aged.    The horn is […]

  • Virginia “Acorn” Powder Horn #39

    Virginia “Acorn” Powder Horn #39

    This is a powder horn that I have had on my build list a while and finally got around to doing it.   It is a recreation of a horn shown on pages 334-335 of Jay Hopkin’s book Bone Tipped & Banded Horns.   That horn was found in Virginia and the acorn is a Virginia motif. […]

  • Contemporary Fraktur Documents

    Contemporary Fraktur Documents

    What is Fraktur? Fraktur is the term for the illuminated documents created in the 18th & 19th centuries by German speaking immigrants to America. Fraktur is typically associated with Pennsylvania, but it can be found anywhere that large groups of German speaking peoples settled, including my home state of Virginia.  Fraktur actually refers to the […]

  • Fur Trade Era Hunting Pouch with Fraktur Embroidery Insert

    Fur Trade Era Hunting Pouch with Fraktur Embroidery Insert

    The Face of God Fraktur I decided that I wanted to combine my fraktur (18th & 19th Century German-American folk art) work with my leather work in some way.   Some sort of embroidery seemed the most sensible way to do it.   So, I decided to create an original fraktur design hand embroidered on a canvas […]

  • Fraktur, Banded, Applied-tip Powder Horn #37

    Fraktur, Banded, Applied-tip Powder Horn #37

    I have generally avoided scrimshaw because I have trouble controlling my hands.  However, I decided that I wanted to try again. I made this banded, applied-tip horn and added some fraktur scrimshaw. This is a traditional right hand carry horn with the horn itself from the right side of the cow. The horn has an […]

  • Early 18th Century Powder Horn #36

    Early 18th Century Powder Horn #36

    Shown here is my interpretation of a plain early 18th century horn.   It was made to go with my Mid 18th Century shot pouch.  This horn is based on the Gersham Biglow horn on page 13 of Powder Horns, Documents of History by Tom Grinslade.   That horn is dated to 1746. This horn is 14 […]