Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Brace of Flintlock Pistols (Part 2)

Jud has nearly completed this project. All parts are finished and fitted and staining of the stocks has begun.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A pair of Kentucky Pistols.

Jud is bringing to completion a pair of pistols with belt hooks, one right and one left handed - a matching pair.

One of the steps in fabricating these pistols involved smelting a mixture of silver with a small amount of copper. The resulting amalgam is much tougher and resistant to wear than pure silver and was used for the butt caps and grip straps of the pistols.

The next step shown is the inletting of the belt hooks and then engraving them.

As of yesterday, Jud was completing the checkering of the grips.

A "Hint" of things to come!

Jud has had a busy past six months! The main accomplishment has been the completion of a major work - a splendid rifle created for a wealthy patron who has favored a number of other rifle makers of note with a challenge to create their best work. These pieces may be exhibited at a future CLA show. Jud completed this rifle on July 20th. We took turns shooting it to make sure it shot true. It did!

The author of this blog has compiled an impressive collection of photographs of this rifle as it has evolved over the course of nearly 6 years.

A few of these follow, purposely a bit obscure, since the owner has not yet received the rifle. Perhaps more will be published at a later date.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

An exciting New Bowie Knife Project from Jesse Brennan

Jesse is in the process of completing an exciting new Bowie Knife: a Sam Bell style with double gutters and a horn and silver handle.
I will publish more pictures of this knife as they become available. For now, here is a picture of Jesse working on final shaping of the blade after forging. Also included, a first look at the finished blade, an early stage of forming the handle and a closeup of the handle.
This fine knife is for sale. Contact Jesse at 907-803-3612 if you are interested.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

California Bowie by Jesse

Beautiful knife with hand made solid silver nails. The handle is made from Fossil Mammoth Ivory.
This knife is for sale and Jesse may be contacted at 907-803-3612.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Sword Walking Stick by Jesse Brennan

From the Author's Collection

A Portrait in Copper of Abraham Lincoln by Jesse Brennan

This superb and artistically rendered portrait of Abraham Lincoln
was recently completed by Jesse. It is mounted on solid Cherry and joins a companion portrait of George Washington in the collection of the author's wife Barbara.