Leather Work

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  1. LostViking

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    I have had the desire to try my hand at some leather work.

    I have slowly been gathering a few simple tools. Grabbed a bag of scraps and and exacto knife. Have yet to get a stitching awl.

    Yesterday was a positive first step. I had a puukko in a very light colored sheath. So I dyed it to a nice Saddle Tan color. I thought it came out well. I'll try and post up a photo or two over the weekend.

    I never thought about taking a before shot, so after shots will have to do. Sorry.

    Certainly nothing earth shattering, but a step in the right direction.

    I also bought and used a Leather Punch. I bought the hammer driven variety. Almost went the wheel/plier route. But these were way cheaper and I'll see how the utilization goes.

    The hardest part for me was retying the wrapped Scandinavian belt loop when I was done.
    I am a knot guy and this simple little procedure still condounded me for thirty minutes.

    It was a fun little project. And it went well enough to drive me to continue forward.
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    Leather working is an awesome skill to have! Don't limit yourself to just the rock hard commercial leathers, soft tanned leathers like buckskin are a bit easier to work with and look/function great for all sorts of items. Looking forward to seeing some pics :dblthumb:
     
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    Here is the sheath.

    The one on the left arrived as you see it. And is a few years old. The one on the right was considerably lighter in color than the belt loop you see.

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    I thought it turned out well. I left the belt loop natural for some contrast. But the Huberd's Boot Oil darkened that up a bit too.

    I like middle of the road shades when it comes to sheaths. Because they darken with time anyway.
     
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