I present my bootleg leather canteen holder (molle webbing compatible)

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  1. junglas

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    At first I thought it was a good idea but it turns out it’s pretty heavy even without filling the canteen with water. It was a fun project and I learned a lot. Next project will probably be a possibles pouch made out of canvas!

    If you'd be interested in seeing more photos from me, you can follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bushcraftdave/

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    Nice Dave! Show us the connection to the molle straps please.
     
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    It looks nice young fellar. joe
     
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    That's nice!
     
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    Very nice. Yes, more pics please!
     
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    You could carry a canteen full of quicksilver w/that rig. Reduce the material gauge and dimensions and easily reduce the weight by half.

    Norm
     
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    Hope you don’t mind but I am going to use that pattern for my own canteen.
     
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  8. JohnP

    JohnP No more half measures Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Nothing wrong with that. Good job. Me likely.

    JohnP
     
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    I sure will brother, I'll take more pics tonight!

    Thank you Joe! I appreciate that!

    Thank you brother!

    I'll take some tonight. Maybe I'll record a quick video and mention some of the things I learned or would do different

    Hi Norm, you're right. If I make another one, I'll do that and reduce weight.

    Go for brother, I didn't come up with the design. I've seen a few of these over the years.

    Thank you John! I appreciate that!
     
  10. junglas

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    This is was my first real leather project, it's not complete because I ran out of snap buttons. First time using the saddle stitch. I've made basic axe covers with "pop rivets". I learned a lot. Things I would change: make it lighter, improve stitching, use rivets in places, and finish the leather- burnish leather, make that "valley" for the stitches, etc... Lots of mistakes, but this should get the job done. So I'm pretty happy and it was fun and I learned a lot.

    I didn't create this design, seen images posted over the years. I don't think anyone made theirs molle compatible, now I know why lol. I might remove the leather molle straps and use nylon webbing instead.

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    I added some... "crossbars" for the webbing to pass through. Just some paracord loops.

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  12. NevadaBlue

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    Don’t short yourself. That is a fine job, IMO. It is YOURS and YOU made it. Pretty cool, IMO.

    Thanks for the extra pictures. :dblthumb:
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    That looks awesome!
     
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    Thank you brother! I really appreciate the kindness. You're very welcome, I've learned so much here it's probably my number one source for bushcraft knowledge.

    Thank you brother!

    I appreciate that brother!
     
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    Heavy but invincible
     
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    Good looking piece of kit if ya ask me!! Good job
     

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