Hoffman Reproductions
Specializing in Historically Correct 18th and 19th Century Cutlery
" Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings out a weapon for its work..."     Isaiah 54:16
Hoffman Reproductions
Specializing in Historically Correct 18th and 19th Century Cutlery
" Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings out a weapon for its work..."     Isaiah 54:16
We'll be posting new items next Monday!  Thanks!   Ben
Accouterments for Sale
  "Stand your ground.  Do not fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a War, let it begin here."  
 Captain John Parker, morning of April 19th, 1775 on the Lexington Green. 
​# 1 18th century styled bag and horn set.  Bag has been gently used and  made of oak tanned leather.  Has been totally hand cut and sewn with 100% pure linen thread.  Bag measures  9" tall by 6 1/2" wide  on the outside.  Carries a hand forged iron buckle and hand made flat brass button. Linen lined flap and bag have both been treated with walnut hull dye.  Strap is 1 3/8 " wide.  Horn has been made by noted horn maker Jeff Bibb and measures  11 1/4" on the outside curve. Has a domed pine end plug which carries a small forged iron staple.  Horn has been antiqued and has a leather spout plug.  Maple wood powder charger has been hand turned and will throw 45 gr. A great historically correct set up for the 18th century!   $260.00**SOLD**
# 2   18th century style leather belt.  Both the belt & iron buckle have been closely based on an original dating from 1750-1785 . The belt  measures 1 1/2" wide and will fit up to a 46" waist.   Belt has been hand cut and sewn out of 7/8 oz oak tanned cow hide and carries a bit of decorative tooling on the edge and keeper.  The buckle has been hand forged out of iron here in my shop to match the original.  The belt has been dyed with our period correct black leather dye.  $ 52.00  **SOLD**
  ​# 3  The Snap Sack was an easy to carry and use shoulder worn pack, commonly carried by both soldiers and civilians alike during the 1700's, to haul extra gear and equipment.  Our version has been based on period paintings and descriptions.  Measuring 23”long by 11 ½”wide our Snap Sack consists of an outer layer of fustian a fabric that is made up of a mix of cotton and linen (available during the 18th century) and a lining made of 100% linen.  It has a 1 ¼” fully adjustable vegetable tanned leather strap that carries a hand forged iron buckle. The top of our sack can be tied shut with the sewn in place hand braided hemp tie {pictured above}.  The entire sack and strap has been cut out and completely sewn by hand using heavy duty linen thread.  The outer material has been dyed with copperas and walnut hauls to produce a period correct grey/ brown color.  A great light weight pack to carry all your extra gear.  Our Snap Sack will serve you well for years to come!     $108.00    Please note: size and color may vary from one to the next.  This one has a nice black colored leather strap.  Also, the outside sack picked up some dark streaking from the dyeing process making for a nice aged finish.  $108.00​  **SALE PENDING**
 18th century styled tumpline.  Tumplines have been in use for 1,000 's of years all over the world.  They remained popular with Native Americans, Soldiers and Settlers through out America during the 1700's to carry a blanket or other heavy load.
 Our version shown here has been made of 7/8 oz. oak tanned cow hide and measures 2" wide x 28 1/4" long.  It has been treated with our historically correct black leather dye as well as carrying a tooled line border.  The end ties measure approx- 46 1/2" long and have been made out of very heavy  hemp that has been treated with bee's wax.  The ends of the  leather have been hand sewn with heavy duty linen thread as well as having been reinforced with a 3 /16" brass rod to reduce wear from a heavy load.  Can be worn acrossed the chest or over the shoulder as shown above.  
The length of carry can be adjusted in seconds by simply lengthening or shortening the tie knot.  Tumplines such as this,  are  one of the best ways to carry your blanket even to this day in the woods or field.  

    To use our Tumpline, simply fold your blanket into 3rds,  then roll up your blanket with the hemp ties running down the middle,  (the hemp ties should  stick out the other ends at this point).   Next, simlpy tie the hemp ends to the other end of the leather tumpline using the same knot you use on your shoe laces.  The knot can be lengthened or shortened to for a custom fit.                                                                                                                                                                                                 $55.00  **SOLD**

If you need further help with how the Tumpline works, please just let me know and we can email you a few photo's .  
           Tie knot shown above
18th century styled cherry wood  powder chargers.   Hand turned and treated with a historically correct stain and oil varnish.  Also features a hand made copper loop for attachment to bag or horn.    **Order by #**                                                  $37.00 ea.
**SOLD** #1,  #5,  #6,  #7,  #8 , #9 #10,  #11  #12  
18th century styled flint striker has been very closely based on an original English made piece that was dated to the early 1700's.   Shown here in near actual size, this one has been hand forged here in my shop.  Made of an antique file and properly hardened to throw a good shower of sparks.   Comes with a good sharp piece of Ohio flint.    $37.00  **SOLD**
#7 18th century styled leather cover glass bottle canteen.  The shape of this canteen is what was called a "saddle flask"  during the 1700's 
The whole cover and strap has been hand sewn out of 3/4 oz oak tanned leather & the strap 7/8oz. 
Both the cover and the strap carry
decorative tooling.
Leather has all been treated with our period correct black leather dye. The strap features one of our hand made brass buckles.  Cork stopper is attached with a hand braided hemp tie.
Canteen holds about  3/4 of a qt.   Flat sewn bottom keeps the canteen upright when on a table top.  Measures 7" x 7" with a 1" wide strap.  $200.00 
                                                 **SALE PENDING**