18th Century Style Turn Screw by Brad

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This 18th Century style turn screw is entirely hand made from original, unworked 18th Century Wrought Iron. It is constructed from one solid piece of iron and decorated with a suppressed ball turning, ogee moldings and hand engraved finial. It was finished off using the correct heat treating technology of the period to ensure proper function and longevity during use.   It measures 3″ in overall length.

Billy Watson Damascus Folder SOLD

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This is a really nice Billy Watson Damascus folder, numbered “22″ on the blade.  The hand forged blade measures 4 1/2″ long with an overall open length of 10″ and a closed length of 5 1/2″.  It’s in great condition with a firm spring and locks in solid.

Antique Powder Horn

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Nice original powder horn in good useable conditional.  The horn measures 12″ on the outside curve and has a slight curve and twist making it ideal for right hand carry.  It has an air tight seal and retains its original surface with a nice patina.  It would make a great carry horn on a backwoods bag.

Neck Knife with Quilled Sheath SOLD

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This is one of Shanes hand forged knives paired up with a quilled neck sheath made by Bill Wright.  It measures 6″ overall with a 3″ long blade, perfect for skinning and cleaning or just cutting patches.  The handle is Curly Maple with a hand engraved pewter bolster and hand engraved sterling silver pommel cap.

Magnificent Pair of 17th Century Andirons

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This rare and outstanding pair of 17th Century Andirons were made in France during the Louis 14th period dating to around 1675.   They are of wrought iron construction and the “grain” of the iron can easily be seen on the legs.  They feature a complicated hand cut joining system in which all three components are fastened together; the log bars, feet and finials, allowing them to be completely disassembled during their period of usage.   The ball top finials were forged and turned, not cast, as you can still see the chuck marks on top of the ball.   These andirons are in outstanding original condition with no repairs or damages whatsoever.  They measure 11 3/4″ in height, 14 3/4″ in depth and have a width of 9 5/8″ at the feet.

Pipe Box SOLD

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Vintage early american pipe box of Pine construction.  Unique and pleasing file decoration on all edges.  Measures 18″ tall, 5″ wide and 4 1/4″ deep.

.32 caliber Southern Mnt. Rifle

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Iron mounted, Southern Mnt. Rifle stocked in dark curly maple. It features a .32 caliber Green Mountain barrel that measures 42″ long, Davis double set triggers and a Ditchburn lock by Stan Hollenbaugh. The length of pull is 13 3/8″. Maker unknown

Bumford Trade Gun by Clay Smith

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This is a “Like New” Bumford style trade gun by Clay Smith, painted oxide red and over painted with vine decoration.  This trade gun features a 36″ octagon to round Colerain barrel in 20 gauge and lock by R.E. Davis.  It is correctly marked with ‘London’ on the top of the barrel and View, Proof and barrel maker’s stamps on the side flat.  It weighs in at 6½ lbs. and the length of pull is 13 3/4″.

 

Engraving Workshop – September 2018

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Update:  Our September engraving workshop is now full!!

 We are offering a 5 day engraving class where we will cover the proper techniques of engraving as well as tool sharpening and design choice.  Students will also have the opportunity to study original engraved rifles of the period.  The class will be held September 10-14 and tuition is $636 per person.

18th Century Four Wick Oil Lamp SOLD

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This 18th Century tin “Betty Lamp” or oil lamp is an interesting and rarely seen piece. Tin oil lamps were the earliest and most common form of lighting in America dating from the mid 1600′s to the late 1700′s. The pan would have been filled with a grease or oil such as whale oil, fish oil or a vegetable oil. As colonists yearned for more lighting in their homes, there became a desire for 2 wick, 3 wick and even 4 wick oil lamps. The idea was, of course, that more wicks burning produced more light. The wick was placed in the nose of the pan and would fuel the flame by soaking up the oil in the pan. This early and unique form features a lid or cover that encloses the pan only to reveal the nose with the burning wick. It is also rather unique as it sits on a table having a drip pan at the bottom as opposed to the hanging grease lamps which were more common. However this grease lamp also has a decorative finial that doubles as a hanger, adding to its uniqueness, so it could be utilized on a table or hung. Also note that the crimped base and tubular column that support the lamp are a common form typically seen on a “Tidy” which was a stand that would support a single Betty lamp. This is indeed a fascinating and interesting piece of lighting that offers so much character and even more history. Stands 14″ tall.

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