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As many if not most know who visit here, my first "love" is the American Frontier West of the 1800's - while guns, knives, and other sharp things and their leather gear is top of my list, I also do other types of frontier gear such as the following pipe bag and breastplate and thought ya'll might enjoy the look see........................there are a couple of WIP hawk heads included though biggrin.gif

 

 

While this is not an exact copy of any single existing pipe bag, it is based on/inspired by three original So. Cheyenne bags of the mid-1840's. Size of this early period pipe bag is 31" long including the fringe and 6" wide. The beads are early style pound beads and the bag body is made from brain/smoke tan deer hide that has been stained with red ocher and then the whole piece was aged to give it that used but not abused look. Included in one image is a beaded pipe tamper. Such bags began being made in the 1830's and became very popular by the 1860's and later. The haired fringe on the bag is buffalo and that on the tamper is from me own head

 

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The breast plate is made of bone hair pipe and is representative of those made and used post 1870, when the bone hair pipes first became widely available.

 

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Chuck Burrows

Wild Rose Trading Co

chuck@wrtcleather.com

www.wrtcleather.com

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I also recognize that hawk head on the left... wink.giflaugh.gif

I figured you would! I'm finally catching up with all my back orders and have hopes to get it finished this spring.......

 

and thanks for the comments - good bad or otherwise......

Chuck Burrows

Wild Rose Trading Co

chuck@wrtcleather.com

www.wrtcleather.com

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  • 4 weeks later...

That is why you need to keep a long-haired dog around Chuck. Then you don't need to scalp yourself :D Outstanding looking bag!

Troy Allen Christianson is NOT a "Licensed Bladesmith" so you may treat his posts with the contempt they deserve.

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