CLA show in Lexington, KY

This weekend we will be attending the annual Contemporary Longrifle Association show in Lexington, Kentucky. We will have our recently completed “Frederick Sell” rifle on display as well as the “Lewis Wetzel” rifle that was recently shown in Muzzleloader magazine. Along with these two rifles we will have a variety of accouterments on display showcasing some of our wrought iron and decorative products. The show starts Friday, August 18 at 8:00 am and goes until 7:00 pm, and is open on Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. If you are attending the show be sure to stop by the table, see our display and say hello. We hope to see you there!

Delaware Quilled sheath by Kathy Sibley with Ken Gahagan Knife SOLD


This is a beautifully made Delaware Indian knife and sheath combo. The quilled sheath was made by Kathy Sibley and measures 9 1/2″ in overall length. The knife was made by Ken Gahagan and measures 10 1/2″ long with a 6″ blade. Both pieces were made in the traditional 18th Century manner and exhibit superb quality.

Curly Maple Corner Cabinet


This is a beautiful Curly Maple reproduction of an original 18th Century corner cabinet made by a local craftsman. It features full Curly Maple construction with a beaded back made from poplar. The interior features scalloped Curly Maple shelves and a milk paint beaded board back. The raised panel door features hand forged rat tail hinges and a brass knob closure. The cabinet measures 29″ tall and would require about 18″ of wall space from your corner. Strap iron mounts, hardware and necessary drill bits are included. Local pickup, or we can deliver at the CLA show in Lexington.

Success at Dixons Gunmakers Fair


Congratulations to Eric for his 1st Place ribbon at Dixons Gunmakers Fair this weekend for the excellent job he did on his first ever flintlock build. Eric attended our Arms Making Workshop the last 2 years where he learned the necessary skills to build and complete his Colonial American Pistol! Awesome job Eric!

Curly Maple Blanks SOLD


We have a few Curly Maple boards available. All three are 2″ thick and about 96″ long. The 8″ wide board is $95, the 9″ wide board is $110 and the 12″ board is $135. Local pickup at our shop is welcome, or we can deliver at Dixons.

40 caliber Tennessee Pistol


This is a like new “Tennessee Pistol” from Tennessee Valley Muzzleloading. This one features a curly maple stock, 12″ long Green Mountain barrel, Siler Lock, single trigger and brass mounts. The barrel is signed “M. Avance”.

Lally House Quilled Sheath with Jim Hays Knife SOLD


This is a great little Eastern Woodland porcupine quilled neck knife sheath by Lally House with a hand forged patch knife by Jim Hays. The sheath measures 7 1/4″ long and has a leather neck strap that can be adjusted to fit. The knife measures just over 7″ long and features a 3 1/2″ blade that’s pinned to the deer antler handle.

Spark Muma Decorated Horn SOLD


This is a highly decorated and beautifully engraved horn by Spark Muma. It works best as a right hand carry and measures 14″ on the outside curve. It still retains an empty space above the line that reads “His Horn” allowing the horn to be personalized. There is some bug damage to the horn but nothing that goes through. The horn is stable and air tight.

Ken Scott Game Bag with Frank Willis Horn


This is one of Ken Scott’s game bags measuring 10.5″ tall and 8″ wide. It features 3 leather lanyards with brass O rings for carrying small game, an adjustable bag strap that can be adjusted on either side and a detachable and adjustable horn strap. The bag is lined with linen and is outfitted with a small skinning knife on the back. The Frank Willis horn measures approx. 14″ on the outside curve and features a blue painted base plug with folk art decoration.

Joe Mills Bag with Brian Barker Knife SOLD


This is a beautiful example of Joe Mills fine leather work and Brian’s fine knife making skills. The bag is completely hand sewn from a Kentucky deer harvested on the Mills’ farm and tanned by Joe’s brother. The flap is decorated in an early folk art style that features cutouts with red cloth showing through. The bag is lined with aged linen and it has an interior pocket for carrying accouterments. The bag measures 8.5 inches wide by 7.5 inches tall and features a fringed welt. The straps are made from vegetable tan calf and are adjustable to accomodate different size shooters. A handmade pick and brush set, also made by Joe, is attached to the strap for quick and easy use. Inside the bag is a tin of Joe’s leather care for prolonged care and treatment of this fine bag. On the back of the bag in a Mills’ made sheath is one of Brian’s knives. It features a hand forged blade with a pewter bolster, octagonal curly maple handle and an engraved copper pommel cap with a riveted over tang. The knife measures 9.5 inches overall with a 5.5 inch blade. This is a really great piece that can be used or displayed for years to come.

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