Tag: crafts

  • Gun #19 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

    Gun #19 Augusta/Rockbridge Virginia Longrifle

    An Early Virginia Longrifle This is a 1785 Augusta/Rockbridge County, Virginia style longrifle based on the earlier of the two rifles documented by Wallace Gusler in the Journal of Historical Arms Making Technology, Volume II (JHAT II). The patchbox and its engraving is an original design extrapolated from the box on the early gun documented […]

  • Two Fraktur Decorated Applied-tip Powder Horns

    Two Fraktur Decorated Applied-tip Powder Horns

    Small Fraktur Decorated Applied-Tip Powder Horn (#52) This small fraktur engraved powder horn (#52) is a traditional left hand carry that can be carried either way.   It is approximately 13.5″ around the outside curve and 10″ tip to tip not including the stopper.   The Cherry base plug is 2.25″ in diameter.   The two piece applied-tip […]

  • Horn Containers

    Shown below are two small engraved horn containers that I made as Christmas gifts. This is the first time I have made this sort of horn container. I had to make a larger mandrel to turn the 3″ plus diameter horn sections. I learned after the fact that I could have straightened taller horn sections […]

  • 18th Century Suit of Clothes

    I have been meaning for some time to make myself a set of late 18th century clothing to wear to longrifle culture events.   As my weight has stabilized at a reasonably healthy level and I had the time due to the pandemic, I decided to get this project done.     I made an 18th century English […]

  • Fraktur Painted Blanket Chest

    Given that my work fell off by about half this year due to the pandemic economic downturn,  I started to fill my time with personal projects.  This blanket chest has been on my personal project list for some time.    I finally got it finished.   This chest is approximately 50″ L x 24″ W x 28” […]

  • Artisan Book Series – Mark Elliott

    I have been honored by the publication of a book about my life and work by the Contemporary Longrifle Association.  This book includes a longer  biography than I have included on this website and  high quality glossy color photos of my best work.   If you are a collector of my work, you will want to […]

  • Early Virginia Powder Horn with Color Scrimshaw

    Early Virginia Powder Horn with Color Scrimshaw

    Shown here is a bespoke powder horn with color scrimshaw.   The form of the horn is Early Virginia with a turned  beaded hard maple base plug and a turned Axis deer antler tip.  This right hand  horn is approximately 14.75″ around the outside curve, 12.25″ tip to tip, and with a 2.375″ diameter base plug.    […]

  • Embroidered Diary Case/Shot Pouch

    Embroidered Diary Case/Shot Pouch

    Pouch 48/ Horn 56 – Embroidered Diary Case/Shot Pouch with a small southern banded powder horn. I decided to try my hand at the embroidered diary case/shot pouch on pages 34-37 of Jim Webb’s book on shot pouches and powder horns of Southern Appalachia. This is my interpretation of that bag. I made a few […]

  • 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 […]