This hand forged spoon once belonged to a close friend of mine. I have no use for another eating spoon, but I thought it might be easily turned into a lead ladle or bag ladle for our .74 fusil.
Washington Irving's Chouteau post: "The little hamlet of the Agency was in a complete bustle; the blacksmith's shed, in particular, was a scene of preparation; a strapping negro was shoeing a horse; two half-breeds were fabricating iron spoons in which to melt lead for bullets. An old trapper, in leathern hunting frock and moccasons, had placed his rifle against a work-bench, while he superintended the operation, and gossiped about his hunting exploits." Washington Irving (1783-1859)