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The Huntsman of Soest



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:47 pm    Post subject: Powder Flasks Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest a good source of realistic powder flasks? I had a pair made by 2Js wood covered in leather as per originals, but they look a bit tinny.

I am really after a curved one now, to carry on a portache. One to be made as an original, and one to comply with SK regulations.

I realise that flasks don't seem to have been widely used in the ECW but were popular on the continent in the TYW.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a nice curved flask from Plantagenet Reproductions. It didn't come with a hook/bar/prong for putting it onto a portetache but if you had a word with them they might be able to fix one.

They don't have a website but you can contact them at:

plantagenet@wightcablenorth.net
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gruff, any chance of a piccy? I assume it has the new SK safety valve thing on the bottom?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a pic of me using it at Naseby. I can take some pics of it on it's own if you would like?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gruff, nice drill posture you have.

Do the SK regs prohibit metal sides as the originals? Shame if they do Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so. Pete Fisher has a metal powder flask (home-made if I'm not mistaken).

I think the key requirements are a weak-point in case of ignition and a measured cut-off if you are using it to charge and not just prime. However, I'm pretty new to this game so I await correction.

I must admit, if I could have my pick of contemporary designs I would have a curved flask made of carved ivory or bone - something like this:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, but a bit posh for a common grunt like me. By the way, can you tell a bumpkin like myself how to post a picture up on this site?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's quite easy, but you need to have the image stored online somewhere (e.g. Photobucket/Flickr)

Above the text box that you type your reply into there is a row of grey buttons. Press the one that says "Img" and it will type "[img]" into your reply. Next, copy/paste the web address of your image and then press "Img" again. It will then type "[/img]" into your reply and when you post it it will display the image (hopefully!)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just picked up cheap a small cows horn powder flask, would this fit the period also?
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