|Rick was one of the many people that helped us organize The West
Coast Horn Fair.
The Contemporary Makers Blog featured Rick in March 2011.
My name’s Rick Froehlich and I have been making powder horns and related horn items since about 1975, when I started attending and participating in many local and national muzzleloading events with my wife and four sons.
I have always been pretty good in making about anything that I put my mind to and always have enjoyed studying and researching many of the early American skills and arms.
I decided to start researching and seeking out examples in museums and a few private antique arms collections, as well as having the opportunity to sit down and talk with experts on the subject of powder horns while attending national rendezvous and other events.
I have always felt that, “Getting something from a friend …is getting a part of that person’s life!”
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Leather Bag by Jim Smith aka Beaverman. With two inside pockets and a large
pocket on the back and an adjustable Weaving Welshman strap, hand sewn with solid brass buttons.
Isn’t this an incredible bag? Oil tan leather with a light weight top grain trim.
There is a very interesting way to adjust the strap on the back. The extra strap length is hidden by the back pocket. What a great idea!
My interest in shooting blackpowder rifles and history began as a child. If someone told me back then I would be making powder horns I would have laughed at them.
Due to an injury three years ago, I was no longer able to continue with the job I was doing, which brought my love of history back to surface.
I started small at first, just dabbling here and there working on numerous things from quillwork to guns. It wasnt until I came across Scott Sibleys book on horn making that I discovered my love in making horns. After my first few attempts and some greatly appreciated guidance from a few great guys I met on line through some history forums I began to see how everything comes together to make a nice horn.
Without them and the support of a very special friend I dont believe I would be as far along in my horn making as I am which let me discover I truly love making Southern Style Horns and the occasional engraved horn.