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Cat Bag
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:50:49 AM »
After several months of dealing with some health issues, I am finally able to get back in the groove. This combo is heading to a customer in Texas who wanted a bag, horn and knife set-up represented in a painting of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas". The customer researched the original painting and found it to be made from a woodcut done in 1824. Note the antler handled knife sheathed on the bag strap. In lieu of a jaguar, the customer sent me one of his bobcat hides to construct this double bag. The horn was made by Billy Griner and the knife was made by Chad Matthews. Since the customer wears his bag on the left,  I reversed the painting : )













Offline Oil Derek

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 03:03:19 AM »
That is one mighty fine and cool bag James! Awesome little beard too.

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 03:20:13 AM »
Awesome job James, just awesome!
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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 03:55:50 AM »
Pick a spot.  Really cool setup.  How did u do the inside of the bag?

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 03:58:04 AM »
That is an outstanding exhibition of craftsmanship and history. Kudos to all four artists, including the original painter.

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 10:14:19 AM »
Very nice. Glad you're feeling better.

Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 02:24:08 PM »
Wow. That’s just plain awesome...an heirloom set for sure!  Beautiful work, all involved!

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 05:01:15 PM »
 Nicely done, it all works well together.

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 06:42:33 PM »
I think it is fantastic James.  Working with unusual hide like that must really focus the mind.  Even with a working pattern, I'd be scared I'd mess up and irreplaceable hide. 

The look is super, and all of that detailed edge work is impressive.  You go from strength to strength. 

The bag is also a great reminder that not all bags were simple Appalachian pouches.  Folks with fine guns had fine bags to match.  With all of the fine guns sold today, I am surprised that there is not more demand for high-end detailed bags. 

Another super one brother!   God Bless,   Marc

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 06:45:17 PM »
James,

Thanks for sharing the photos and the background related to the project.  Great work that is spot on!

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2020, 07:18:56 PM »
Those belly spots really make it stand out to the eye. Very fine craftsmanship by all parties, I am a bit envious.
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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 08:30:02 PM »
what an extremely pleasing combination of art and craftsmanship 

could almost say ' it's the cat's pajamas..'  to use the old phrase.  it really is outstanding !

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 08:33:11 PM »
Thanks very much. I had to stare at that pelt a while before making cuts : )

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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 09:17:19 PM »
Nothing not to like there, James. Fantastic work by all. 
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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 10:12:44 PM »
All I can say is...……….Wow!!!

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2020, 12:59:30 PM »
Yup.  Customer got his money's worth...

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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2020, 05:44:07 PM »
My previous favorite bag of yours was the pleated bag that I've seen pictured with a pistol. If this isn't my new favorite, it is definitely a co-favorite. Beautiful work.
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Re: Cat Bag
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2020, 07:44:35 AM »
Meeeeowwww I love it awesome bag.