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Tools of the Trade

Items that recreate the equipment and the spirit of the Corps of Discovery.

 

 




Vent Pick

Vent Pick

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.
Hand-forged in Great Falls, Montana.
Approximately 2.75 inches long, $5.00.

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Awl

Awl

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.
Hand-forged in Great Falls, Montana.
Approximately 6 inches long. $9.50.

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Screwdriver

Screwdriver

Expedition members used screwdrivers like these to keep their firearms in peak condition. Our hand-forged screwdrivers measure approximately 4 inches long.
Hand-forged in Great Falls, Montana.
$7.50.

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Reproduction iron "Bison point" arrowhead

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.
$5.00.

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Reproduction iron arrowhead set

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.
Set: $14.00.

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