Lobed Horn and Hunting Bag by Tim Crosby and Marc Hameladmin
Tim Crosby and Marc Hamel teamed up to create a superb colonial era bag and horn set for this years CLF fundraising auction. The architecture of Hamels cowhide hunting bag is inspired by an eighteenth century engraving that depicts a rifleman wearing a similar bag. The bag is made from 2-3 ounce cowhide, tooled and dyed by Hamel. The main flap is 4-5 ounce cowhide, and the saddle stitching is waxed linen. The welt, edge binding and internal pocket are soft cowhide. The bag is 11 wide at the widest, 8 wide at the top, and 8 tall.
Crosbys 10-inch-long lobed horn is about 12 around the outside curve. The horn is ornately decorated with a paneled and scalloped tip, and is fitted with a pine base plug. Crosby imparted a warm patina to this piece, using his own custom blend of dark dyes followed by dark brown oil-based leather dye while the horn was still hot from the color bath.
The entire set comes complete with a flint accessory kit by Crosby. The horse-tail brush and the pick handle are from lathe-turned cow horn tips. The pick itself is copper to minimize touch-hole damage. The powder measure is also horn, and has eight panels. The accoutrement hangers were made from iron clock chain, and attach to the strap via a copper octopus
For more information on the work of the artists, contact them directly at:
Tim Crosby: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Hamel: email@example.com