Welcome to my blog! My main area of specialization is with fowling guns and their accessories. My study focus lies primarily with early English sporting/civilian arms and their accoutrements as well as those related firearms that made it to the colonies in various grades of quality. I also have an interest in continental firearms and associated equipment of the eighteenth century sporting gentleman.
As my focus primarily lies in the 1675-1770 period, I rely heavily on period images, written accounts and documents, and dug remains. I also take into account any surviving examples when provenance can be well established but they can be few and far between for items like pouches, etc.
I hold this method superior to “backdating” later examples or creating pieces with little historical foundation to the actual period of representation. My philosophy has gained respect amongst those with a genuine interest in historical accuracy.
This is not to say that I only make exact copy reproductions. I do incorporate my own elements into my work. I do however, refuse to willingly attempt to justify a piece to an existing period with no basis or represent a fantasy creation as historical.
I will be showcasing my reproductions here as well as presenting original pieces and accoutrements. I will also be sharing some documentation as it comes to light.
I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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