"Am wondering if it held black powder for a small cannon, or a signal cannon. The cap may have been used to measure the amount needed to light the fuse. I searched for this idea but found nothing. It may have been used with a blunderbuss type…"
"Sometimes, depending on the item of course, the best reproductions can be made by hand.
As for your item, if the original design is indeed that old then it would not have been made be hand anyway, so a careful reproduction made by hand would look…"
I had someone from another forum say the style is hundreds of years old but it doesn't have enough wear and it could be a reproduction .
When I look it over with my loop you can see in the design its not…"
"Now, I don't necessarily believe your flask is the same origin as this one, it certainly could be, however, I am showing it more specifically because it too has the loops at the bottom and the website offers a good suggestion for their being…"
"I still believe it is more likely a powder flask, as the snuff mull opening is usually large enough to take a pinch of snuff. Powder flasks often came with one tiny opening and were filled using powder flask funnels."
I totally was sold it was powder horn but your explanation makes sense. I looked up the "snuff mull" and most of them have a very large opening and cant fin anything that looks like ours. The opening on ours is only 3/4 of an…"
"Most powder horns have two openings. The large end is for loading the horn and the small end is for loading the weapon. Your item only has one hole which makes me believe it was used to hold snuff, called a "snuff mull". The…"
Hello Everyone,Trying to date this black powder flask and figure out the country of origin. Not sure if its vintage or really old. We found it here in Belgium and think its plated silver with brass as a base metal.Any help would be appreciated as always! Thanks in advance.LorenzoSee More
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