Where nature and art meet!
At the time I made the muzzle-loader I was fascinated by making walking sticks out of multicolored heartwood of dead cedar. This piece turned into something more strangely that what I first visualized. The hammer and rear sight are made of ebony; the ramrod is of a walnut dowel. The feature that is most interesting is the animal’s head that I carved on the end of the stock. One eye appears normal, but the other eye is missing as if it were ripped from the animal’s head. After knowing that I was going to carve the head, I had no choice but to leave the two horns. I was lucky to have kept the two triggers intact as part of the main body.