CIVIL WAR DECORATIVE POWDER FLASK 612 DENIX
Used to hold and measure black powder for the reloading of flintlock pistols and muskets, this Denix prop model is made in cast metal with an antiqued silver finish and features a beautifully engraved fair maiden nude gazing towards the sky; while on the opposite an engraved profile of a bearded man crowned with a laurel wreath. Provided with an actionable leverage to open and close the plug and with a cord to hang it from the wall or belt. (Please note: Although this item was designed to replicate an actual historical museum piece originating from the period, this item is NOT a functional replica and is not intended to store black powder, or material of any sort. The Denix Powder Flask 612 is a costume replica designed for decoration, authentic entertainment prop, and display purposes only)
Though not standard issue, personally owned powder flasks and horns were still being used by both sides during the onset of the Civil War. As official equipment was in short supply at the war's beginning, many Southern and Northern soldiers took a variety personal tools, weapons, and heirlooms into the field of battle. The flask is a small container for gunpowder, which was an essential part of shooting muzzle loading guns, before pre-made paper cartridges became standard. Powder flasks were made in a great variety of materials and shapes. But those for the wealthy sportsman or soldier could have decoration of the highest quality. By the 19th century, stamped metal flasks with a central design in low relief were more common.
• Measures 6.25" X 4" X 2.25"
• Actionable leverage stopper
• Made of Cast Metal w/antique finish
• Unique engravings on each side
• Includes Leather strip ties
• Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
Note: this item is NOT a functional replica and is not intended to store black powder, or material of any sort. Great for display, prop or costume use in film and theatre, or LARP events.