Items that recreate the equipment and the spirit of the Corps of Discovery.
Vent picks were an
extremely valuable tool in the days of flintlocks and early rifled firearms.
The pick was used to clean out gunpowder residue from the vent, which
ensured that sparks traveled through the vent and ignited the powder
inside the barrel.
The awl was an essential
tool for leather working. The Corps' members punched holes in all sorts
of leather (buffalo, elk, deer, etc.) with their awls in order to sew
pieces together. Each unique awl comes with a bone antler handle.
Expedition members used
screwdrivers like these to keep their firearms in peak condition. Our
hand-forged screwdrivers measure approximately 4 inches long.
Iron Bison Point Arrowhead
Based on a design unearthed
following a prairie fire in Montana, this reproduction iron arrowhead
was used for hunting buffalo following the introduction of metal in
the early 1800s. Approximately 4 inches long.
Iron Arrowhead Set
Based on designs unearthed
following a prairie fire in Montana, this set of four reproduction iron
arrowheads includes the Bison Point (above), plus (from left) the War
Point, Common Trade Point, and Trade Point.