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  Topic: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
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Replies: 11
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:48 pm   Subject: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
Thanks for the help Chuck. Your input is always appreciated. Did you ever make that Carson copy of the striker?
  Topic: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
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Replies: 11
Views: 18158

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:42 am   Subject: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
Here is a post by Chuck Burrows and a reply concerning Kit Carson's striker kit. Certainly not hard documentation, but close enough for most to accept their existence in America, in the 19th c. at the ...
  Topic: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
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Replies: 11
Views: 18158

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:33 am   Subject: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
Hi Paul. I am a little surprised that you seem to know nothing of these striker kits. They have been discussed on the FF board more than once. I am no expert on them myself, but Chuck Burrows could gi ...
  Topic: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
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Replies: 11
Views: 18158

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:12 pm   Subject: Pocket Fire Striker Kit
Haven't made of of these in a long time, but needed a new one. The leather pouch is 3" x 2 3/4" of 4oz carving leather, stained with light brown Tandy oil dye, and sewn with linen thread. Th ...
  Topic: 1770's Lancaster Rifle
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Replies: 3
Views: 7040

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:37 pm   Subject: 1770's Lancaster Rifle
Nice Chris. Good clean carving, and I like the color also.
  Topic: Horn Care Question
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Replies: 5
Views: 8830

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:23 am   Subject: Horn Care Question
Maybe a mix of beeswax and pitch warmed to thin it? Or real spar varnish wiped on, then off before it sets up.
  Topic: Sterling Silver Mounted Scabbard
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Replies: 1
Views: 5253

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:30 pm   Subject: Sterling Silver Mounted Scabbard
Finally finished it. Throat and Chape/drag are all 20ga sterling silver. Leather is 6/7oz vege tan, blacked with vinegaroon, and sewn with 6 cord linen thread. This scabbard was fitted to the sword sh ...
  Topic: Stupid question about PORTMANTEAU's
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Replies: 13
Views: 18959

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:27 pm   Subject: Stupid question about PORTMANTEAU's
That makes sense.
  Topic: Scabbard For An American Hanger
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Replies: 2
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:23 pm   Subject: Scabbard For An American Hanger
Iron mounted scabbard for a 24" bladed hanger. Copied/inspired from an original 18th c. scabbard which I assume to have been English. Throat and drag was made from 22 ga. sheet steel. Locket/frog ...
  Topic: Plug Bayonet
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Replies: 0
Views: 4868

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:55 am   Subject: Plug Bayonet
I made this one of parts from "The Rifle Shoppe". The original can be found on page 33 in "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George Newmann. It is listed as British, ...
  Topic: Fancy Turned Penny Knife
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Replies: 5
Views: 13169

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:37 pm   Subject: Fancy Turned Penny Knife
Sorry, that one is sold and gone. If you're interested in something similar, PM me, and we can talk about it.
  Topic: New 18th c. Euro Dagger
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:43 am   Subject: New 18th c. Euro Dagger
Not a copy of any particular dagger, but more just a generic composite. Blade of 01 steel, 7" x 1" x 5/32" with a through tang. Blade tapers in thickness from 5/32" to about 3/32&q ...
  Topic: Patch Material
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Replies: 13
Views: 13813

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:11 am   Subject: Patch Material
As best I know, it will be a combination of thickness and tightness of weave. Both contribute to the weight. You need a source that will supply you with samples.
  Topic: Edge Beading
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Replies: 2
Views: 5161

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:12 am   Subject: Edge Beading
If the edge is two pieces, you can use a simple whip stitch for a single row on the very edge. The bead will draw in and settle in the joint. If you are just making a line at the edge, you can use a r ...
  Topic: Patch Material
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Replies: 13
Views: 13813

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:50 am   Subject: Patch Material
Cotten pillow ticking is much easier to obtain. Thickness is largely dependant on the depth of your grooves, and the ball size. You want the patch to make a good seal. This usually requires a patch sl ...
 
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