Thursday, September 24, 2015

New Jersey Frontier Guard at Trailside Museum this Sunday!

Join the Frontier Guard at the Union County Harvest Festival at the Trailside Museum in Mountainside, NJ this Sunday.

This is traditionally a huge event, with living history portrayals ranging from the Colonial era to the early twentieth century.  If past years are a reliable guide, there will be vendors,  cider-pressing demonstrations, Boy Scout troops, reenactors, and many other fascinating exhibits that attract thousands of spectators.  The weather predictions are excellent, and we hope you'll make it there.  Mention that you saw the event on this blog!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Another Knife

With the start of another school year, I haven't had much time to post recently, but here's another knife I reworked from an Old Hickory blade.  Capt. Pitchell was kind enough to save a deer leg bone for me, and I tried my hand for the first time pouring a bolster:

And here it is with a center-seam sheath...

It brought $43.00 at an auction to benefit my church, so I was satisfied. It is nice to know that you can make something that others appreciate enough to lay out money to own.