Jud loves his cats - an alternative source of income!

Jud loves his cats - an alternative source of income!
Jud's albino "Delta Tigers" sell for $250 EACH!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Finished Sgian Dubh from Jesse

This masterpiece of knife making skill is finished.
It features a handle of Fossilized Walrus Ivory sourced from eroding coast line in Western Alaska, completely mineralized and distinctly colored with dark stripes. Such color in this fossilized material is very rare.
The natural shape of the fossil tusk was slightly flattened on one side, and Jesse used this to create a design that allowed the handle to fit flush with the body of the wearer. The Celtic knot work was applied to the curved side, sparing the flat side.
This Scots knife is dedicated to my wife and her family MacKay whose family roots are in the highlands.









Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Starting an E Marshall Style Rifle

Previous posts have detailed our look at the E. Marshall rifle at the Mercer Museum. Here Jud is beginning the work of making a new rifle based closely on that legendary original rifle.










Sunday, January 15, 2017

Animal Pictures on the Website

I get a lot of criticism from Robert W and others for the cute animal pictures with Jud. However, Bob L says his family and especially his wife enjoys them, so - here's to the cows horses, dogs and cats! An important part of Jud's life and a special counterpoint to his art!


























David Brennan: A new Brennan Family Powerhouse!

David has been quietly working full time in a quiet and very neat and clean corner of the "family shop" all fall and has been enormously productive. A few samples of his work follow including an early Short Jacob Dickert style rifle he has recently finished for me.
David is a perfectionist, like Jud and Jesse and nothing leaves his shop until it is exactly right.