"I don't find a good musket, twelve cartridges, and a powder flask
very useless in the face of an enemy."
But I do have a plastic powder flask
for dispensing black powder made years ago.
Featuring a 5-inch barrel, ivory grip, it has a blued finish and is complete with an original and rare period book casing with gold-embossed and red-leather covering titled "Colt's Pioneer to Civilization & Christianity." Accompanying accessories include a powder flask
, tin of percussion caps, a packet of cartridges, bullet mold and turn screw.
Caption: A revolver-style powder flask
is part of the flintlock kit while the Possible's bag comes from Track of the Wolf.
RIGHT: The possibles bag includes (upper row, left to right) powder flask
, powder measure, ball pouch and patched balls, tin of caps, in-line capper, (bottom row) candle and matches, ball starter, field cleaning material, and multi-tool.
Interestingly, the spout/measure of the powder flask
that came with my revolver only measures 19 grains--by weight--of the blackpowder.
Among the highlights of the show is the Archer's ring made of gold, diamond and enamel dating 19th century from India, Oliphant or hunting horn dating mid-12th century from Italy, made of ivory and bronze and a powder flask
dating 17th-18th century from India.
The inset photo shows the walnut case they came in, complete with powder flask
, bullet molds, tools and unopened tins of caps.
The precious collections from Africa include a powder flask
and dagger (Koummya) from Morocco; a saddle cloth with harness from Tunisia; an ablution flask from Tunisia; amulet necklaces from Ivory Coast; embroidered trousers with ankle bands (wando mai kamun k'afa) from Nigeria; a decorative carving inspired by traditional Zansibari doors from Tanzania, and necklaces from Libya.
, Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615), late 16th/early 17th century.
Included in the case are a tiny bullet mould, a brass powder flask
, and percussion-cap containers with perfect handmade copies of their original paper labels.
A few rare and unusual pieces always appear at this sale, such as a fine horn powder flask
decorated with a hunting scene that sold for pounds 230 or an Asprey's 1920s leather picnic case that made pounds 80.