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  • Southern Banded Powder Horns

    Southern Banded Powder Horns

    On this page I have some southern  multi-banded powder horns.   These types of horns are typically found in North Carolina and south.  The single banded horns are covered on the Virginia Applied Tip Powder Horns page.   All these horns have applied tips with most being screw-tips. This medium sized horn (Horn #54) is a traditional […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mid 18th Century Shot Pouch

    Mid 18th Century Shot Pouch

    Shown here is my version of a simple mid 18th Century shot pouch.   It is a variant of my Early VA shot pouch which is based on an original Virginia shot pouch that was documented by Wallace Gusler in the December 2009 Muzzle Blasts(pp. 4-8) as well as a French and Indian War shot pouch […]

  • Fur Trade Era Shot or Hunting Pouches

    Fur Trade Era Shot or Hunting Pouches

    Golden Age of Hunting Pouches For many years I have concentrated on 18th century shot pouches and simple mountain shot pouches.   These are generally small and of simple construction.   Some may have been made by harness makers but most were home made.    When we get to the 19th century,   the shot pouch or hunting pouch […]

  • Southern Mountain Shot Pouches & Powder Horns

    Southern Mountain Shot Pouches & Powder Horns

    Southern Heart Shaped Shot Pouch Most of the southern mountain shot pouches shown on this page were copied from Jim Webb’s book Sketches of Hunting Pouches, Powder Horns, and Accoutrements of Southern Appalachia. I made the first, heart shaped, shot pouches pictured here exactly as shown on pages 18-19; approximately 7.5″wide x 7.5″ high, using […]

  • Virginia Applied Tip Powder Horns

    Virginia Applied Tip Powder Horns

    Applied tip powder horns, as the name implies, have turned horn, antler, or bone tips that either screw onto or are pinned to the powder horn body.  These are professionally made horns that had turned butt plugs as well, and sometimes turned horn bands. Screw-tip powder horns were made as early as the French and Indian […]

  • Early Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn

    Early Virginia Shot Pouch & Powder Horn

    Shown here is an outfit that I made for myself consisting of an early Virginia shot pouch and a Virginia banded, screw-tip powder horn. Most of the shot pouches made these days are relatively complicated affairs using designs from the early to middle 19th century. If you want a shot pouch that is proper for […]

  • Plain Southern Powder Horns

    Plain Southern Powder Horns

    The vast majority of original powder horns were as plain as they could be and still be functional. That means a flat pine (or other softwood) base plug and little or no carving of the throat; just enough work to contain powder and attach a strap. Many times a screw was used to attach a […]

  • Tin Powder Measure Set

    Tin Powder Measure Set

    This is a powder measure set that I created for Bag #12. It consists of a tin-plated steel powder measure, pan brush and vent pick.  The pan brush is horse hair with a tin ferrule and the vent pick is made of music wire.   Three flats are ground on the end of the vent pick […]