Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This is one of Brads hand forged and "gunsmith finished" wrought iron belt axes. The head is forge welded from 18th Century wrought iron with a high carbon steel bit welded in to the cutting edge. The curly Maple haft has been hand fit to the head, inletting the ears on the axe head into the handle for added strength and rigidity. The haft was hand hewn to shape and finished off with a brass pommel cap.
Thursday, December 27, 2018
The Jacob Dickert rifle is now in the finishing stages and has received a stain of Aqua Fortis followed by a first coat of linseed oil and turpentine finish. As the finish on the stock continues to be applied, the aging of the iron parts will also progress with the rifle.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Shane just finished up this Lehigh County, PA Mountain Rifle stocked in a beautiful piece of curly Ash. Ash is one of our favorite species of wood to work with for rifles. When stained with Aqua fortis it gets a deep, rich, amber color that really makes it glow and brings those silver inlays to life.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Here's another 18th Century style fire steel that Brad recently finished. It is entirely hand made from original 18th Century Wrought Iron and fully decorated with a lower ogee molding, while both opposing surfaces are hand engraved. The proper heat treating technology of the period was then employed to ensure proper hardness, function and longevity.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Brad recently finished this 18th Century style turn screw. It is entirely hand made from original 18th Century Wrought Iron. It's decorated with a suppressed ball turning, ogee moldings and hand engraved finial. It was finished off with the proper heat treating technology of the period to ensure proper function and longevity.