This is a thread, for us to express our innermost secrets... Our hidden motivations... Our dark sides... Why do you like Black Powder? What brought YOU into the fold? The history of it all? The romance of it? The faint far away cry of the wild wolf in the hills, free, forever free, unburdened by laws, restrictions, and prying eyes? The shear beauty of the arms, the craftsmanship, the idea, of taking a hammer, and an anvil, a bit of ore, a bit of coal or charcoal, alot of sweat and practiced skill, and hand forging it into a piece of art that started a revolution that changed the world.... Just Why or Why are you here in this forum ??? For me, it's all of the above, and beyond that ever more. I love the smell of it, the orange flame gushing out of the muzzle violently, the kick, the feel of solid walnut, solid brass, and finely crafted steel made by steel masters... The skill of holding the mark, until the flinter ignites, holding my breath, waiting... "Did I get the buck? Is there meat on the menu?" God I LOVE IT !!!... And whenever I think, I was born a hundred or 300 years too late, I take down my 50 caliber flinter from the wall, lay it in my lap, and think about all these things, until I am right with the world I am living in now. Sincerely, ElvinWarrior... aka... David, "EW"