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Banded Primer Powder Flask with Wire Repair for Sale

Price: $125

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A crack in a powderhorn could mean wet powder and death, but the concept of “disposable” did not really exist in early America, and frugality was a survival skill. There are numerous examples of damaged powderhorns contemporaneously repaired with whatever materials that could be found, including metal, wire, rawhide and even whole squirrel skins.

This small primer horn or pistol flask imagines some rough handling in its past.  A 1” long crack at the based has been repaired with copper wire. (Please note: The horn is completely watertight.)

The round base, spout and spout plug are turned mesquite, secured with brass tacks. A double-band horn ring is heat-applied just below the spout. There are two iron staples for strap attachment, and the horn can sit upright on its flat base. The horn is nicely patinaed. This is a great piece for re-enactors.

The horn is 6.5” long overall, and 2” diameter at the base.

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    Artist & Registered AZ Architect
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