Friday, April 20, 2018
Here are the French trade gun mounts for the upcoming CLA project titled "A Warrior's Clutch". This project is a collaboration between Ian Pratt, Josh Wrightsman, David Rase, Ken Gahagan and Brad Emig. Josh Wrightsman hand forged the mounts and once they were stocked to the rifle they were handed over to Brad to take care of the engraving. The finished rifle will reflect what a warrior in the mid 18th Century could have carried, and will be auctioned off at this years Contemporary Longrifle Association annual show in Lexington, Kentucky, August 17-18, 2018.
Friday, April 6, 2018
This unique 18th Century style knife is entirely hand forged from vintage American steel of the finest quality. The historically shaped blade has been fashioned with a false edge on the forward section of the spine, while the rear section of the lower blade terminates in a stylized volute. The spine of the blade has been hand engraved in the 18th Century fashion with a running vine motif. Likewise, both sides of the blade are also entirely hand engraved in a manner that also accentuates the stylized volute. The blade also exhibits a very unique sterling silver cartouche. The iron bolster has also been hand formed to an octagonal shape, which directly correlates with the handle configuration. The bolster also contains a hand engraved molding at both ends of the octagon. The octagonal handle is also another unique feature on this knife. It has been fashioned from an original 18th Century handle, and retains all of its original untouched surfaces. This feature gives this knife a very unique charm and character that otherwise would not have been possible. The blade and bolster have been carefully aged to match the integrity of the original handle. The blade is 5 ¾” long by 1 1/8” tall at the bolster, with an overall length of 10 1/8”.