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Booshway
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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. The file decorated striker is 1095 steel, secured with a 3/32" steel rod, and peened on the ends. Inside is a small tinder tube unit and a large musket flint. Period correct for 19th c. and maybe 18th c. Hope you enjoy a look.



 
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Hivernant
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Beautiful work. You are a master with steel (and leather).


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Booshway
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+1


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Pilgrim
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That is really nice. Beautiful work.


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Booshway
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that really is beautiful work.


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Booshway
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Very nice indeed !!!


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Booshway
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Hmm,depending on the size,I can see that being kind of awkward to use....Great workmanship though.


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Booshway
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So how DO you use it?Striking with the steel? Or the flint?


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Booshway
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Either way works. I strike with the striker. Someone with small hands can grip the striker at the corner with thumb and index finger, having the pouch low in the palm and strike very well, or hold it a little sideways using the thumb and index finger just behind the striker. The average man should have no problem having the pouch in the palm and reaching the striker with the fingers.
 
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Free Trapper
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That's just pretty slick! And PC for early 19th century?


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Booshway
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I would have to try one of those.It still looks awkward to me....But what do I know?


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Booshway
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Now that is just down right nice looking.
 
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Pilgrim
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That is a really nice looking kit!
 
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Pilgrim
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do you make any of these to sell? i would like to have one of these.
 
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Graybeard
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Trapper, WBE is Wick Ellerby from down Fla way, he is a custom knife maker and also various accutraments. He has a web site you can check out and his work is Always top knotch. Hope this helps. His email addy is in his public profile. Just click his name n then public profile
 
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Pilgrim
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Birdman61 thanks for the info!
 
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