CLA 2020

CLA Auction 2020: COLONIAL FOWLER by James Frost and POWDER HORN by Mike Small

CLA Auction 2020: COLONIAL FOWLER by James Frost and POWDER HORN by Mike Small by Joshua Shepherd — photos by David Wright When it comes to sheer versatility in the field, few period firearms can compare to the smoothbore fowler. Capable of taking a wide spectrum of wild game, fowlers saw extensive use in early America as humble meat guns. But in a very real sense, the weapon helped shape the United States. ... Read More »

CLA Auction – 18TH CENTURY FOLDING KNIFE by Scott Summerville

CLA Auction October 2020 18TH CENTURY FOLDING KNIFE by Scott Summerville By Scott Summerville Length: Open 9” Closed 5” By Joshua Shepherd     –    Photography by H. David Wright Whether you’re headed to the backcountry for an 18th century trek or bound for a desk job in the big city, a reliable pocket knife is a gentleman’s necessity. Perennial auction supporter Scott Summerville has once again generously donated a top-quality reproduction folding ... Read More »

CLA 2020 Auction Item:  THE SCOUT SET

CLA 2020 Auction Item:  THE SCOUT SET By Joshua Shepherd   @   Photography by H. David Wright At its core, the Contemporary Longrifle Association is a community of collaborative artists who share an enthusiasm for early American heritage. For this year’s fundraising auction, Shelly Gier organized an effort by a score of CLA artists to produce “The Scout Set”, a truly remarkable collection of practical tools for the modern frontiersman. The Scout Set is ... Read More »

CLA Auction: HEART OF THE HEARTH ORIGINAL PAINTING   by Maria Freed

CLA AUCTION ITEM – OCT 30 HEART OF THE HEARTH ORIGINAL PAINTING   by Maria Freed by Joshua Shepherd Photography by H. David Wright Examples of traditional fine art appear at the annual CLF fundraising auction only occasionally. For this year’s event, artist Maria Freed has contributed a lovely original painting for the benefit of the Contemporary Longrifle Association.   Freed’s original painting, Heart of the Hearth, pays homage to the traditional center ... Read More »

CLA Auction: PIPE TOMAHAWK  By Simeon England, Mike Miller, and Kyle Willyard

PIPE TOMAHAWK  By Simeon England, Mike Miller, and Kyle Willyard Length 21 1/2″ Head 5 1/2″ tall. The name tomahawk is a combination of tribal and English words. Algonquin and Lenape peoples called their lightweight axes “tamahak,” “tamahakan” European Americans pronounced these words as “tomahawk.” They liked the size and weight of the original tool, but made their own adaptation by replacing the stone heads with iron heads having steel blades. Tribes ... Read More »

CLA Auction: Woodbury Style Knife by Heinz Ahlers

Woodbury Style Knife by Heinz Ahlers Length: 11 ¾”.  Blade, 7 ¼” A razor-sharp blade fitted with an antler handle remains not only a practical tool for the modern outdoorsman, but an iconic symbol of America’s frontier past. Bidders at this year’s CLF fundraising auction will have the opportunity to own a truly classic example of the frontier belt knife by one of modern America’s best blade smiths. Former auction chairman and ... Read More »