Hunting Horn & Baldric/Hanger
Functional horn with a carved mouthpeice, and baldric/hanger designed after some examples illustrated in the 14th century hunting book of Gaston Phebus, also similar to the 16th century one in Durer's 1505 engraving "Saint Eustice / St. Hubert".
Carved Antler and Bone
I started carving stuff out of bones and antler sometime during the summer
or late spring of '98. For most of the carving I use a Dremel Tool but
for some of it I use sharp knives too.
I prefer antler over bone for carving. Bone has lots of nasty pungy
stuff and you never know when you'll end up carving into it. I like
antler because every piece is a little different and only has a slightly poreous texture towards the middle. I really like the
ones with lots of those little nubby bumps around the base. Those
ones are lots of fun because you can use the antler's natural rumply bits
to look like hair (kinda like in the picture above) or a lion's mane
or whatever else you think it might look like.
Here's a few pictures of some of the other stuff I've carved and a
couple works in progress...
My ring carved from antler. Despite the thinness of the walls, it held up to quite a lot of wear.. then my finger got too big for it.