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Comparing Hermann Oak leather to Wickett & Craig?


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#1 SITTINGUPHIGH1

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:04 AM

Couple people have told me they feel Wickett & Craig is to dry and dulls there cutting edges. Wicker & Craig doesn't tool as good also. Were Hermann Oaks has more oil in it and easer to tool. Lets have some opinions on this?

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:02 AM

I find the Hermann Oak a little harder to work with. Firmer denser hides make for harder cutting and needs to be cased properly to work nice but the results are worth it as I feel I end up with a crisper carve or stamp job when finished and the denser leather will last longer with proper care. Greg

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:14 AM

I have had some HO that has some hard spots that you just about could not cut. HO is more firmer and agree will tend to hold the tooling better. I find that W&C more softer and will mold better and is more consistant without any hard spots. It is all in what you like and get used to. I have used some of the skirting from Siegel and Thoughbred that works very good also.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

If you want your W & C firmer just ask them to double or triple plate it - it firms up nicely. Also the 8/10 oz tooling is firmer than the 8/10 oz skirting.....

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