Antique Powder Horn SOLD

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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.

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.

Antique Beam Hook SOLD

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This is an original iron beam hook, also referred to as a “Betty Lamp” hook.  These were designed to be driven into a beam to allow for the hanging of Betty lamps or other lighting devises.   They make great hooks for bags, horns and other accouterments as well.   This is a nice robust design and remains in very good condition.

Powder Horn by Mike Small SOLD

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This beautifully made powder horn was hand crafted by Mike Small.  It features delicate moldings, a faceted spout and delicately laid off scrimshaw work.  It has a nice curve and twist making it ideal for right hand carry.  It is outfitted with a hand made leather strap by Jerry Rice that is fully adjustable via an iron buckle.  Measures 12″ on the outside curve.

Worm and Puller Set SOLD

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We currently have one of our hand made Tow Worm and Ball Puller sets available.   These are based on originals of the period with hand filed puller threads.  The worm will fit a .45 caliber and larger bore, and both the worm and puller have 10×32 threads.

Flint Striker by Brad SOLD

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Here’s a recently finished hand forged striker by Brad.  Based off an original design, it was forged from high carbon steel and heat treated to ensure a great spark.  It measures 3 1/2″ long.

Wrought Iron Flint Striker SOLD

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Hand forged wrought iron flint striker by Brad.  Forged from original 18th Century iron and properly heat treated using traditional technology to ensure a good spark.  The design is copied from an original in his personal collection.   Overall length is 3 3/4″

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