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  Topic: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
GreyWolf

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:24 am   Subject: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
Wick - IIRC that image from an English catalog of this type striker pouch dates to 1815-1820?
As noted this type originated in Tibet/Nepal - if you do a search for Tibetan striker pouch or similar y ...
  Topic: Japanning
GreyWolf

Replies: 3
Views: 4684

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:27 pm   Subject: Japanning
Well for what it's worth tin plate was an alternative to japanning so why japan over the tin plate?

On metal the method I learned was to bake on lacquer and one imitation used on the frontier was t ...
  Topic: Potzdam???
GreyWolf

Replies: 4
Views: 2948

PostForum: Personas   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:45 pm   Subject: Potzdam???
Try searching for Potsdam musket rather than Potzdam - Potsdam (with an S) is how it's spelled on my original built in 1820
  Topic: Pictures of some my knives
GreyWolf

Replies: 14
Views: 30781

PostForum: Ellerbe Knives   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:26 pm   Subject: Pictures of some my knives
I would to have those knives, Where can we buy those? You can make contact with Wick via his website
http://www.wickellerbe.com/
  Topic: Chuck Burrows knife sheath
GreyWolf

Replies: 5
Views: 6485

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:02 pm   Subject: Chuck Burrows knife sheath
Thank you both for the kind words. Frank I am not taking any new orders untul February 2015 - I got diagnosed with cancer in May of this year and am currently under going chemo - prognosis so far is V ...
  Topic: Sour Stomach Cure
GreyWolf

Replies: 10
Views: 19053

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:02 pm   Subject: Sour Stomach Cure
Wirh all due respect to the others advice - yes there are some very good "natural" products that can aid in digestive problems, and I used most of them when I started having problems some 35 ...
  Topic: powder pigments
GreyWolf

Replies: 9
Views: 7078

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:24 pm   Subject: powder pigments
www.beadmatch.com
  Topic: Historical Whip usage
GreyWolf

Replies: 3
Views: 4301

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:50 pm   Subject: Historical Whip usage
I've used stock whips of various types (Australian, black snake, etc.) and they wrok very well - for whip making I HIGHLY recommend the books on the subject by David Morgan, premier whip maker (he did ...
  Topic: Expanding Empire
GreyWolf

Replies: 11
Views: 7826

PostForum: MUZZLELOADER / On The Trail   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:56 pm   Subject: Expanding Empire
I was under the impression it was the other way around.

ML mag taking over/buying OTT.

Mario
Other way around - Jason bought Muzzleloader mag from the Scurlocks (Bill's dad who started it back ...
  Topic: Edge Beading
GreyWolf

Replies: 2
Views: 3069

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:21 am   Subject: Edge Beading
Edge stitching with beads generally uses what is know as the fret stitch - http://www.nativetech.org/glasbead/glasedge.html

materials:
1) GOOD brain tan leather is the most PC, but a decent replac ...
  Topic: Horn stains and dyes
GreyWolf

Replies: 3
Views: 4966

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:01 am   Subject: Horn stains and dyes
Here's some info on how it was done back when...........
http://shoot7.tripod.com/madmonk.html
  Topic: 18th c. Euro Belt Dagger
GreyWolf

Replies: 14
Views: 8014

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:52 pm   Subject: 18th c. Euro Belt Dagger
Despite common knowledge large bladed daggers (and even Bowie style blades) were in common usage far before the early 19th Century. Such blades styles go back to the early Egyptians (the King Tut Dagg ...
  Topic: A Personal Research Library
GreyWolf

Replies: 7
Views: 6062

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:30 am   Subject: A Personal Research Library
The Journals of Nicholas Cresswell are available online here:

http://rs6.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbtn:@field(DOCID+@lit(lhbtn30436)):
  Topic: need expert in SW 1800-40 womens scouting gear
GreyWolf

Replies: 3
Views: 2604

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:07 pm   Subject: need expert in SW 1800-40 womens scouting gear
Well even the experts can't offer much without who, the when, and where so there is no simplistic answer (as much as you may want one?). I don't claim to be an expert but have been studying the subjec ...
  Topic: Ethics of Native Reenacting
GreyWolf

Replies: 59
Views: 53567

PostForum: Native Reenacting   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:57 pm   Subject: Ethics of Native Reenacting
Not many portray the 1850 period, because not much happened.

A bit of a narrow view since it would depend on where you were:

The California Gold Rush was still in full steam mode from 1849 on in ...
 
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