Compatriot Rick Sheets Shares His Powder Horn Decorating Skills

On April 11, 2015, the South Carolina State Museum presented the inaugural South Carolina Muzzleloader Conference, featuring displays and sessions about 18th century flintlocks.  The event included two presentations on Decorating Powder Horns by Rick Sheets,  Journeyman Horner and Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter SAR “long distance” compatriot, was honored to present different engraving styles and tips on engraving horns.

The two sessions were well attended.  Attendees included  five young Revolutionary War re-enactors (ages 19 and under) who displayed a real interest in learning horn work.

Photos courtesy of Lappengard Photography.

Rick Sheets (center back) answers questions from conference attendees.

Rick Sheets (center back) answers questions from conference attendees.

Interested students examine Rick's work.

Interested students examine the work of various HCH hornmakers.

Rick displays some of his handiwork.

Rick displays some of his handiwork, as well as the art of other HCH hornmakers that he borrowed for this event.

A beautiful display of Rick's horns and other historical reproductions.

A beautiful display of the work of various HCH hornmakers … Master Horners, Journeyman Horners, and talented Freeman Horners.

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