Contemporary Longrifle Foundation


Charles Wallingford
Union, KY

Maker of forged knives, primarily 18th and 19th Century styles and southern style flintlock rifles, Charles began building rifles in 1971 with the help of Jack Rouse. His interest expanded to knife making in the early 1980's. Both rifle and knife making interests continue to this day. His forging techniques and style has been greatly influenced by both Herschel and Frank House. Charles is currently making knives full time. Every so often he will build a flintlock rifle for a change of pace. You can also visit his website at

Resource: Contemporary Longrifle Association Member.

Contact Charles Wallingford at:
9024 Old Union Rd
Union, KY 41091
phone number: 859-322-3500 (cell)

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