Shane and Brad

Shane and Brad

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here are a few rifles we built in the last couple years...

This is a bench copy of the earliest known J.P. Beck rifle.  Stocked by Shane and decorated and finished by Brad...

This is a more recent rifle built by Shane, which is an early York style.

And this little rifle, is a scaled down youth or womens model, also done in the York school by Shane...

Iron Mounted, Silver Inlayed Virginia Rifle by Shane

This rifle is one that I built a couple years ago.  Its a Virgina Style rifle stocked in Curly Cherry and is Iron Mounted.  All Inlays and Wire on the gun are Sterling Silver.  I built this rifle and did all decoration work except for the engraving, Dad did that for me on this project. Also, as a note, this was only my second time doing any amount of wire inlay.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hand Forged Wrought Iron Knife By Shane

This is a Wrought Iron Knife that I forged using some of our Original Unworked 18th Century Iron.  The knife has a full length tang that goes through the Iron pummel and is peened over on the end.  The guard is hand forged iron and the bolster is a turned wedding band made from Wrought.  The stain on the handle is a traditional Protein dye.