This time of year always gets me thinking of our forefathers and this carry setup is a nod towards those folks and the time where Western Pennsylvania, where I live, was the frontier.
My dad made the .45 caliber percussion pistol sometime in the early 70’s. 1970’s, not 1770’s. He built it from a kit and hand finished the stock and did the engraving on it. He also made the powder horn from scratch and did the engraving on it as well. There’s the whitetail on the side you can see here, and a bear on the other side.
The spike hawk and scalping knife are from Beaver Bill Forging Works in Ohio, with the sheath and axe cover made my JRE Industries in Illinois.
It’s a little early for a tactical light, but I tossed some flint and steel in its place. I forget where the steel came from but the flint is from a buddy of mine out in Colorado.