Archive for March, 2012

WEST COAST HORN FAIR 2011 by Mike Nesbitt

March 8, 2012

Printed in the Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012

Reprinted with permission

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Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012 page 1

Some of the fine work shown at the West Coast Horners' Fair. Right: A fine example of scrimshaw on a John Shorb powder horn. Middle: A priming horn carved by Dave Dolliver, done in West Coast Indian style. Below: A very fine example of powder horn scrimshaw by Steve Vance. Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012 page 2

Presentations and seminars were given by various attendees. Scott Morrison, shown here, gave examples of proportionate measurement for horn design. Steve Vance is seen with a couple of his fine powder horns. Muzzleloader Magazine March 2012 page 3

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West Coast Horn Fair 2012 Prizes

March 7, 2012

The West Coast Horn Fair will be held in Morro Bay California April 27th

West Coast Horn Fair 2012

and 28th 2012.  Steve Vance will be the featured speaker along with many others.  Of course, the raffle is one of the big events.  You do not have to be present to win. For more information click here.

Some of the prizes that are have arrived

BUILDING THE SOUTHERN BANDED HORN by Scott and Cathy Sibley

The latest book by Scott and Cathy Sibley will be on the raffle table.

Scott and Cathy Sibley's latest book

Pen and Ink prints by David Carrick of Sagle Idaho.

Timber Jack Joe by David A Carrick

Mystic Warrior by David A Carrick

In Memory of Chris LeDoux by David Carrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are scanned images and do not reflect the quality of the actual print.

We have more prizes coming. A scrimshawed horn by Josef. A print 1 off 1,000 by David Wright,  powder horn straps,  Scrimshaw quality cow horns, and powder horns.

BUILDING THE SOUTHERN BANDED HORN by Scott and Cathy Sibley

March 2, 2012

Scott and Cathy Sibley are well-know authors of the best “How-to” book on

Latest book by Scott and Cathy Sibley

building powder horns. They wrote the “Bible of horn making”, called “Recreating the 18th Century Powder Horn” in 2005.

From the Dick Gadler Collection

Scott and Cathy have written a second book on  powder horns. “Building the Southern Banded Horn”,  is a welcome addition to all of us interested in learning more about powder horns.

It does not matter whether you are a builder, contemporary collector or antique southern horn collector there is something for everyone.  The builders out there will find comprehensive coverage on building a southern banded horn.

All the steps are beautifully photographed and Scott’s instructions are dead on.  I don’t ever plan to attempt to build one of these horns, but I enjoyed seeing the process involved. With all the information included I’m sure the novice as well as the advanced builder will find something useful.

 

For the contemporary collector there are a number of striking photographs of Scott and Cathy’s work.  The photographs are composed using a great many wonderful contemporary bags, guns, measures, knives, and axes along with an equal number of antique objects.

There is also a section that features antique southern banded horns from private collections.  Many of these horns have never been photographed.  Several very nice antique accouterments are included in the section.

The Sibley’s book deserves a place in the libraries of all those who have a fondness for the southern banded horn.  Builders and collectors alike will certainly enjoy this volume.

The book  will have 128 pages.  It is full color and has about 57 color pictures (full page)  of horns.  Two-thirds of the horns are originals.

The book will be available soon through PowderHorns and More.

 

It should not take very long for the first printing to be finished.  Scott’s previous book went through 3 printings!

Available through us at www.powderhornsandmore.com

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Price is 29.95 plus 4.00 Freight. The book is in stock and can be shipped tomorrow!

http://www.powderhornsandmore.com/quotbuilding-the-southern-banded-hornquot-by-scott-and-cathy-sibley.html

Latest book review by Rick Sheets

http://www.blackpowder411.com/book-review/building-the-southern-banded-horn-a-book-review/