Meet Our Artisans

Michael Gillman

Evansham Black Powder

I focus on building black powder accessories for the match shooter, re-enacter, black powder hunter and enthusiasts. I am currently making powder horns and powder measures per order. I have a small inventory on hand. I have the ability to make small, medium and large horns and mild wood working as well. Powder measures are made based on the amount of black powder grain you request it to hold.

I was born and raised in Wytheville, Virginia. I am a 9th generation Southwest Virginian. My 8th great grandfather was the first superintendent of the lead mines in Fort Chiswell arriving in 1761 at the request of John Chiswell. I am also descended from premier gunmakers Jacob Shaffer and the Honaker family of Wythe and Pulaski Counties.