Hi guys and gals, here is a new arm guard that I made this morning. Instead of a carving I decided to do a basket weave pattern, I love how clean and simple this design looks. Very easy to do, yet looks so cool. I draw the outline of the arm guard on the back of the leather using a home made stencil and pen. I then cut out the shape with leather shears and proceed to do the tooling on the leather. Sorry I had most of the tooling done before I thought of posting these pictures. I'll show the tooling in more detail on another project, actually I'm going to do a back quiver as well and I'll show the tooling on that. Any way after the basket weave pattern is done, I add a border which is cut into the leather with a swivel knife and then finished with a beveler.