Document Box Workshop
About the instructor - Artisan Ken Gahagan has been interested in history and working on 18th century items since his teens. He started by building reproductions of 18th century furniture for his own home, which soon led to creating pieces for sale. In time he added to his skills the forging of period correct trade knives including many in the Dutch style. He then expanded into gun making. Ken makes a wide variety of early longrifles and fowling pieces, and may be best known for his remarkable Hudson Valley Fowlers and authentically styled composite guns. His work has been featured in Muzzleloader Magazine, Muzzle Blasts and publications of the Contemporary Longrifle Association.
In his hometown of Pittsburgh PA, Ken taught classes in knife forging and gunmaking . He currently resides in Virginia. More of Ken's work can be seen on this website on the Gunmakers' Workshop page.