Brace of engraved pistols.

Brace of engraved pistols.

The 18th century was almost totally devoid of  Bearded Men. Blackbeard was the exception. Detail from the “Capture of Blackbeard”

The 18th century was almost totally devoid of  Bearded Men. Blackbeard was the exception. Detail from the “Capture of Blackbeard”

Chinese Boat. Sometimes I think Meerschaum carvers smoked other things than tobacco. This would count as a lap pipe. I find it hard to believe that you could easily smoke it any other way. Obviously it was not smoked at all.

Chinese Boat. Sometimes I think Meerschaum carvers smoked other things than tobacco. This would count as a lap pipe. I find it hard to believe that you could easily smoke it any other way. Obviously it was not smoked at all.

twippyfan:

My little collection of Pipes. Napoleon and Colt .44 on white tail shed.
Manly.

twippyfan:

My little collection of Pipes. Napoleon and Colt .44 on white tail shed.

Manly.

Colt Thunderer DA pistol
Engraved, nickel plated, Pearl handled, with fire-blued points and trigger and gold leafing.
I’ll be your Huckleberry!

Colt Thunderer DA pistol

Engraved, nickel plated, Pearl handled, with fire-blued points and trigger and gold leafing.

I’ll be your Huckleberry!

Out of focus but still menacing.
This Texas Ranger brandishes his LeMat pistol. This had to have been the death of many a Comanche, desperado and Yankee.

Out of focus but still menacing.

This Texas Ranger brandishes his LeMat pistol. This had to have been the death of many a Comanche, desperado and Yankee.

Buffalo Bill. Many European Meerschaum carvers were inspired by the 1887 tour of the Wild West show. He was fittingly heroic for the manly meerschaum smoker.

Below is a poster of his tour showing that other artist drew inspiration from the gallant American. Rosa Bonheur is shown painting hip portrait in this publicity poster.

Included is Bonheur’s original portrait.

Custom, Ivory Gripped and heavily engraved, boxed variation on a Colt Paterson./  Kerr Hammer and cylinder release system.
This pistol kind of reminds me of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The scene where Tuco enters the general store and fabricates the pistol out of random parts. Well this pistol is not random, but it seems to be the sum total of several guns.

Custom, Ivory Gripped and heavily engraved, boxed variation on a Colt Paterson./  Kerr Hammer and cylinder release system.

This pistol kind of reminds me of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The scene where Tuco enters the general store and fabricates the pistol out of random parts. Well this pistol is not random, but it seems to be the sum total of several guns.

Legendary/Notorious Texas Ranger Col. Jack Hays.
I like his bow tie like wild rag.

Legendary/Notorious Texas Ranger Col. Jack Hays.

I like his bow tie like wild rag.

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Morning coat ensemble. c. early 1900’s
This is outside my norm for this blog, but sometimes something is so cool it must be blogged. I would ware this…..everyday.

Morning coat ensemble. c. early 1900’s

This is outside my norm for this blog, but sometimes something is so cool it must be blogged. I would ware this…..everyday.

Engraved Colt 1900 .38 acp with pearl grips and lanyard loop.

Engraved Colt 1900 .38 acp with pearl grips and lanyard loop.

care package.

care package.

Bearded WW1 Australian Soldier. PVT. Farnsworth.

Bearded WW1 Australian Soldier. PVT. Farnsworth.

A beautiful antique Missouri Meerschaum. (corn cob)

A beautiful antique Missouri Meerschaum. (corn cob)