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Leather Canteen or Keg

Very well made by Bill Rupert of Buzzard's Nest Leather. These kegs, fire buckets and the leather mugs Bill makes have been carried by Colonial Williamsburg for many years. They are made of heavy 9 oz. leather and double stitched. These are lined with bee's wax which is better than the brewer's pitch as bee's wax is less likely to crack and leak. They come with a turned maple stopper and rope sling. Just guessing but they should hold a little over a gallon of whatever you want, water, whiskey, rum or good English tea.

They measure approximately 10" long, 7" tall and 7" wide. Williamsburg's price on these was $199.

Only have 1 left.

 $95 

 

 
 

18th Century Folding Sunglasses

Nice early style glasses. The frames are plated silver color with green lenses. The temple fold and have the looped ends for attaching a ribbon. The frames do not have a screw that holds the lenses in place but a good optician should be able to pop these lenses out and replace with a prescription polycarbonate set. Still not a bad price for period sun protection. The temple pieces can be bent to conform to your head better. Don't bend at the hinge, hold the front part of the temple bar with a pair of pliers and start the bend behind the hinge. 

Only have 9 pair left.

$8

 

 

 

 

Redware Dish

These were made by the Williamsburg Pottery Factory for Colonial Williamsburg. These will no longer be available. The stamp on the back certifies that these were copied from an original found in Williamsburg. 

Each one was hand made so no two are exactly alike.

They measure 5" x 3" and 1" deep inside.

 

Great as a soap dish or keeping small items handy. Original price on these was $25.

 

Only have 3 left.

 

$10 each 

 

 

 

 

Soldiers of the American Revolution

by Don Troiani and James Kochan

 

Very nice brand new books with loads of great information and wonderful art work by Troiani. Hundreds of original items with descriptions and histories of the various regiments that served here during the Revolution. Hardbound with slipcover. 9.5"x12" with 182 pages. These originally sold for $54.

 

*Sold out*

 

$32

 

 

(The lines you see on the flasks are reflections of my porch rails and not designs in the glass.)

Hand Blown Glass Flask

These are hand blown copies of mid 17th to early 18th century glass flasks or water bottles. Shards of the originals were found at the Jamestown site. They don't have a flat on the bottom so not being able to stand up, they were often covered with leather or wicker and suspended by a cord or strap. These were made here in Williamsburg by two craftsmen who learned their trade at the Jamestown Glass Shop then went out on their own. Unfortunately they are both dead now so these are the last I can get. They measure 11" tall by 5" at the widest and 2" thick. A standard wine bottle cork will fit nicely. They have been wicker covered by the basket maker in Colonial Williamsburg. Makes for a nice sturdy protective covering and is period correct. These are already collectables as I don't know of anyone else in the country making them anymore.

Update: Only have one green bottle with wicker covering left.

$195 

 

 

 

 

Knife Special #5

Measures 9" overall with a 5" full tang blade. Stained wood handle with wood and brass spacers. Guard and cap are brass.

$25

 

 

 

 

Knife Special #6

Measures 12" overall with a 7" full tang blade. Handle is bone center with stained wood front and rear with brass spacers. Guard and cap are brass.

$25

 

Box of Scraps

This is a box packed tight with various sizes of scrap wood suitable for knife handles, starter blocks, small turnings and any other small project where you might need nice wood. Each box is 11"x8"x5" and contains assorted pieces of curly maple, walnut, cherry and/or beech. These are left over from gun stocks and I'm making more every week so there is plenty to go around. I'm tired of my wife using all of the good stuff as kindling for the fireplace.

$15 each

In the comment section of the check out form let me know what you plan to make so I can send appropriate sized scraps.

 

Folding Lead Ladle

Every trapper or hunter carried a ladle for pouring bullets in the field and this ingenious design is handmade from iron like the originals. A loop in the folding handle allows insertion of a wooden stick to keep your hand cool and then folds around so it will fit compactly into your hunting pouch. Bowl is 1" wide and " deep. Measures 6 overall when extended, 4 when folded.

$12 each

Temporarily sold out

0 in stock

 

Leather Bound Journal

These are very nice books for the money. They would be great for sales ledgers or a diary.

 The Celtic Knot and Griffin ones measure 5" by 9" and are 1" thick. The covers are 3-4 oz (3/32") leather deeply embossed and dyed brown.

There are 12 pages to a section and there are 5 sections all stitched to the leather cover with heavy cord. That gives you 240 pages for entries.

The Rolled journal has 48 pages and measures 5" by 7". Good coat pocket size. No embossing and lighter weight leather to roll easily.

The paper used in these is a nice period type of laid paper. It is heavy weight with a slightly coarse texture. They have a leather string attached to the cover that wraps around to bind the book closed.  

I am discontinuing these.

$24 each

Now $18

       

 

Rolled Style Journal

$18 each

Now $12

 

2 rolled in stock

1 Griffin in stock

 

 

 

 

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