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Hand Forged Cane... with an “Attitude adjustment” feature ... as needed. Inspired by an order from a Veteran..... this is the 2nd one I’ve made. Sturdy Elm shaft 35.5” Solid and stable and defensive... $249

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French Style.... Integral bolster forged as part of the blade. Antler grips pinned to the Tapered full tang. $350 with center-seam or side-seam sheath

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I buy and make what I like to have. Besides my own guns, there's antique items: guns, knives, hand-forged traps. There is also my own knives, hawks, traps, and accoutrements.

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For those wanting something not available above, I can build it as a special order, whether it's a gun, knife, trap, hawk. A waiting period will apply and may be as short as a few days for a hawk or knife and as long as a year or two for a hand-forged gun. Every item is unique — no two will be exactly the same.

I enjoy researching a style of work and then bring the best aspects from several pieces in the same style or maker to life with my own interpretation of that style, developing a superior product from that.

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Terms are $1,000 down payment for a gun, balance prior to delivery. Lead time is usually six months to a year. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back.

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I always have an inventory ready for immediate shipment. Some items for immediate sale are shown above.

Perhaps you know just what you want or have seen an old antique that you wish you had. Looking through books with photos of original antiques is a good way to determine what styles you like. Right hand or left. French and Indian War period to the Plains Rifle... all are possible.

We can use store-bought parts or I can hand-forge everything depending on your pocket book and your desire. I always supply my clients with photos of their gun in progress from the beginning pile of parts/materials to the finished piece (shows them that I didn't go to Jamaica with their down payment!).

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