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  1. Early money belts - like Jesse's - were sewn around the end. Later ones were left open.
  2. A style of shotgun chaps from the 1870s/1880s.
  3. Brushpopper

    Padded Bridle

    Nice work. Hot beeswax? How do you go about it?
  4. Guys - it's a money belt. The leather is folded over and sewn at the top. Under the bar of the buckle, you can see a section of the belt that's cut away. Coins can be inserted into the belt there, then when the belt is buckled, the money can't fall out. In the 19th century, people needed a safe way to carry money. Most cartridges belt of the period 1870 to 1900 doubled as money belts.
  5. After Jesse was shot, the guns and holsters in the house were confiscated by law officers. They were photographed at the time. He left this one in his bedroom. In fact, this rig still exists, in a private collection.
  6. This is a copy of a medieval drink container found in the Mary Rose, HenryVIII's flagship. Another view . . .
  7. This is a copy of an original made by Main & Winchester.
  8. Thanks, everyone. Rodneywt, the stopper is a repro of the original. I wanted to keep it authentic. Maxdaddy, the paint is called G4 Pond Sealer
  9. I used 8 ounce leather - which is difficult to wet mold. It takes a while to adapt it to the shape of the mold.
  10. It's water tight. Or, as I prefer to put it, beer tight.
  11. Thanks, guys. I couldn't find brewer's pitch so I used a paint used for sealing aquariums. It's described as fish-safe so I'm assuming it's okay.
  12. I've made another drinking flask (flacket) from archaeological dawings of an original brought up from the Mary Rose.
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