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Gute Jadg, indeed! That's one of the most beautiful horns I've seen a picture of. All I can say is WOW!
 

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I use rasps and files to shape the horn, including the bolsters.
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I use these tools to carve in and scrimshaw the design. Concrete nails, pounded out, shaped, hardened, and set into dowels.
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The colors are ink. When I'm done I boil the horn in a strong brew of tea. much of the color is lost or doesn't show up real strong after that process. The "distlefink's" as the PA Dutch call them, I used our own thistle fink's, better known as the gold finch and the gold hue is pretty much lost in the photograph, but is there.
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It's beautiful! Is there any way you can re-spell JAGD the correct way? Can you reverse the "d" and the "g"?
 

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My dyslexia is showing Jaeger. Not to worry though, lots of misspelled words on original horns. Not a first for me either, I've misspelled the name of guys I was making them for, but never got a call to change it, they liked the mistake.
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When I'm putting lettering on a horn its more like drawing than writing, that plus an intermittent dyslexia that seems to be getting worse with age is all I got. I was never issued an internal spell check either. There that ought to cover it.
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2 Big 👍👍 on that horn! That is a work of art you created Robby. When i seen the pictures my jaw dropped...WOW!!!
 

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Beautiful job Robby, that horn is truly a work of art. Anyone can tell you put your whole heart into making it! If you make horns for someone what is the average price? You can also pm me.
 

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Thank you fellows it is much appreciated. erhunter, I no longer make horns for sale, thank you for asking.
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Having worked with the accoutrement judging at The Dixon's Gunmakers' Fair for many years, I have seen hundreds of beautiful powder horns. This one is Judges Choice material.
 

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Having worked with the accoutrement judging at The Dixon's Gunmakers' Fair for many years, I have seen hundreds of beautiful powder horns. This one is Judges Choice material.
Thank you Bob.
Many, many years ago a fellow entered a set of horns at Dixons' that I had made for myself. To be honest, at the time I didn't know what Dixons' was or its' importance to the world of muzzleloading, I have since learned. I wasn't there that year and he told me they didn't quire know where to place my horns for the judging but they liked them and gave me a first place in whatever category they finally settled on. It was a very humbling experience for me and I still have the ribbon and jury summery.
Thank you again for the kind words.
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I think I'm on my third set of straps, and probably the last, Hah!
Robby
 
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