Wild Willy's Powder Horns & Scrimshaw
Powder Horns and Scrimshaw I Have Done.
By Wm "Wild Willy" Frankfort
Master Horner & Master Scrimshander
Hello, I am Wm. "Wild Willy" Frankfort artist and professional Horner.
I am a registerd Master Horner with the Honorable Company of Horners. A Guild started in 1996 to assist and instruct artists and craftsmen in the endevor of creating powder horns and other horn items. (Cups, spoons, combs, etc.) I became a Master in 2006 and have accumulated numerous awards for my craft. I am a founding member of, "Rangers of the Ohio Company" and currently a member of, "The First Virginia Regiment" Experimental Archeologist, and Re-Enactors. My passion is 18th century frontier history, particularly the Virginia backcountry. I am currently teaching at Pricketts Fort, West Virginia in the, "Teaching History Through the Arts" program and have been an instructor with the National Parks Service and many private and local programs for the last twenty odd years.
I do speak at Universities, Historical Sites, and Museums. If you are interested in me visiting your organization please inquire via the listed e-mail addresses.
On this site you will be able to find examples of scrimshaw and powder horns that I have made and new work I am currently working on. This site should give you an idea of the work I am capable of doing. Not everything you will see in my photo gallary is available for sale so e-mail me to see what is available. If you are a guildmember or fellow craftsmen don't be affraid to ask questions and make inquiries. There is only one way to learn and that's by asking questions, e-mail me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach my website moderator at:
email@example.com about anything website or purchase related. Please make all inquiries to the moderator as I may miss your e-mails while I'm on the road. If you can not reach the moderator or me by e-mail please be patient as I may be teaching at the Museum of Western expansion or Pricketts Fort.
Where will I be in 2012?
Artizan Show, Lewisburg, PA ~ Early February
Craftsman's and Muzzleloading Accoutrements Show, Pricketts Fort,WV Late Feb.
Horners Guild Annual Meeting, (AHEC) Carlisle, PA Early March
School of the Longhunter, Pricketts Fort, WV Early April
Wild Willy's Horn Workshop, Pricketts Fort, WV Early June
CLA Artists Show, Lexington KY Mid August
Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair, New Philadelphia, OH Early October
Christmas Show, Pricketts Fort WV Early December
Look these shows up on the interweb, you won't believe what you see.
Also, if your interested in making powder horns look up my class sometime in June
at Pricketts Fort State Park, Fairmont WV.