Sunday, November 23, 2014

Carl Dumke, Master Horner

August 1, 2014 by  
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This is the ninth in a series of articles on those members of the Honourable Company of Horners who have achieved the status of Master Horner.

Carl Dumke Master Horner

Here is an excerpt from the Horn Book article on Carl:
“Carl Dumke’s road to becoming a Master Horner has been unlike any others who have previously traveled down this path. At best, it is a difficult and arduous journey as substantiated by the fact that it has been five years since any Guild member has advanced to the level of Master Horner.”

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Joe Becker, Master Horner

November 7, 2011 by  
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This is the eighth in a series of articles on those members of the Honourable Company of Horners who have achieved the status of Master Horner.

Here is an excerpt from the Horn Book article on Joe:
“When you first meet Joe Becker, your initial impression is that he is a rather quiet, reserved individual, but the more you talk with him the more you come to the realization that he is anything but that. And once you get to know him and see his work, you realize that this quiet, reserved individual is quite an accomplished artisan who specializes in horn work and is very knowledgeable and talented in all facets.” [To read the complete article, click here...]

John Kiselica, Master Horner

September 21, 2010 by  
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This is the seventh in a series of articles on those members of the Honourable Company of Horners who have achieved the status of Master Horner.

Here is an excerpt from the Horn Book article on John :
“The person in question is John Kiselica and fortunately he is one of those unique individuals that defy all human traits of normalcy. Although I will expound more on this later, in a nutshell John is a highly talented jeweler who designs, produces, repairs and restores intricate pieces of jewelry during the day, then at night teaches gunsmithing courses at the local community college, and in his spare time likes to attend muzzleloading events.”  [To read the complete article, click here...]

Art DeCamp, Master Horner

June 10, 2010 by  
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This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is fifth in the series.

“Art has always been a primary mainstay in the Guild serving on various judging committees, the Awards Committee, and for the past three years has been our Treasurer. In addition, he has given numerous classes, demonstrations on horn working, and been the “go to guy” when a special expertise was needed for a project or for resolution of a problem.”
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Erv Tschanz, Master Horner

June 10, 2010 by  
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This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is sixth in the series.

“He is meticulous to a fault, well researched, an avid documenter, and has the patience of Job. Ask Erv what time it is and he’ll explain exactly how to build a watch, not any watch, but a Rolex!”
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John Proud, Master Horner

June 10, 2010 by  
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This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is first in the series.

“He acquired an interest in antiques and “anything old” at an early age and remembers visiting the Erie County Historical Society Museum in Buffalo where he was drawn to the display of powder horns.”
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Lee Larkin, Master Horner

June 10, 2010 by  
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This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is second in the series.

“His work has not gone unnoticed as he has won numerous awards, particularly at Dixon’s Gunmakers Fair. In addition, Lee’s work has been featured in Muzzleloader, Muzzle Blasts, and On the Trail Magazines as well as Smoke and Fire News. ”   [read the whole article...]

Roland Cadle, Master Horner

June 10, 2010 by  
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This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is the fourth in the series. The article spotlights Roland Cadle, founder of the Honourable Company of Horners, a dedicated and talented artisan, one who is deeply passionate about horn working, its related activities, and the Guild.

“Sometimes it was the homely, uncelebrated pieces which even the owners did not value as highly as the powder horns that were most telling and to me, most valuable.”   [read the whole article...]

Wild Willy Frankfort, Master Horner

May 11, 2010 by  
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This is an excerpt from “Master Horner Profiles” from The Horn Book; it is third in the series.

“I am not one to make snap judgments of folks, but Willy didn’t afford me that opportunity. My initial impression was that this guy is a talented artist, accomplished writer (I purchased his first book), a very sincere person, and someone I would like to have at my back in a bar fight! Throughout this article I will quote Willy directly, as his answers to various topics are the true essence of his character.”  [read the full article]

Here is an interview of William “Wild Willy” Frankfort by the staff at Pricketts Fort. >> www.prickettsfort.org