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.
Joe Mills Bag with Brian Barker Knife SOLD