Shane and Brad

Shane and Brad

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wrought Iron Belt Axe

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

Jacob Dickert Update

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

Pa Mountain Rifle in Curly Ash

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

18th Century Fire Steel by Brad

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

Neck Knife by Shane

Shane recently finished this neck knife, hand forged from high carbon steel and paired with a handle turned from locally harvested Pennsylvania Cherry. The quilled neck sheath is by Bill Wright and complements the knife beautifully.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

18th Century Style Turn Screw by Brad

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Updated photos of the Jacob Dickert

Shane has his Dickert rifle in the finishing stages of the build and is getting pretty close to stain and finish. A few small things to do yet, but here are some updated photos of the rifle.