History of this Golden Eagle Feather...
The original feather was blessed by Taos Pueblo medicine man Jimmy Reyna and presented to Peter Templeton in a ceremony to bless his woodworking shop. I first noticed the feather sticking out of an exit sign over one of his exit doors at his shop. At that point I got the idea to carve a replica of it for my hat, as a real Eagle feather would be illegal.
So I took a photo of it and traced its outline onto a piece of paper. That night I went back to my studio and proceeded to carve myself one. The next day I came back to Peter’s shop with my new Legal Eagle Feather in my hat.
Soon there after I was taking orders for them and that is why I am now offering these hand carved feathers on this site. I have been questioned numerous times about the feather and almost always people think its the real deal.
Feather can be made to mount behind hat brim or just for display.
I originally started making these feathers to mount on cowboy hats. Over time I have been asked to make a version of this feather to be used for display. Now I offer the feather in two styles, one with a mounting platform for mounting to a hat and one to be displayed as you see fit.
The Feather measures about eight inches in length and three inches wide.
Hat Band Mounted Feather
I carve these feathers from American Maple because it is a very hard wood and can withstand being bumped into. Each feather is different as they are all made by hand. The feather comes with a platform which slips between the hat and the hat band. It is secured with a Indian head nickel fastener which I have made for me locally. I include instructions on how to do this.
This is the same as the Hat Mounted Feather in dimension. It does not come with the mounting platform or mounting hardware. These feathers are carved in Alder, which is also a hard wood but not as hard as the American Maple.
Custom carved feathers are also available.
I have carved several types of feathers, including a bald eagle feather. I have also made mounting displays for these feathers.
If you would like to have a feather of your choice custom carved for you, or are just interested in having me carve you a custom commission, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Select which style of feather you want.
When placing your order be sure to specify which style feather you would like. If you are ordering both style feathers, please place the order twice. Once for the Hat Mounted Feather and again for the Display Feather.
Please Remember that each feather is...
Slightly different. Each feather is an original, a one of a kind hand carving with its own unique coloring.