Peter Darby

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About Peter Darby

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  • Location
    Manassas, VA
  • Interests
    Leatherwork, Medieval re-enactment, traditional archery,

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    medeival reproductions
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  1. What Mattsbagger said. I also will do stitching grooves on each side than pay attention to make sure your awl comes out in the backside stitching groove.
  2. looks great. I think you are fast moving beyond beginner. Your going to find that leatherwork is a constantly expanding journey for the craftsman. I only wanted to make knife sheaths. But when you have a knife sheath you need a belt. Then your Mom, wife, girlfriend etc. needs a bag. then you need a pouch and so it goes until you find yourself a leather craftsman on a journey without end with one more technique to learn on the next project.
  3. Those look good. I have one I made probably 25 years ago for my 30-30 that I still use. I cut the case in half so it only carries 10 rounds but it is very unobtrusive on my belt.
  4. Your stitching is very nice and I like your belt loop fix (when I do one like this I put a belt thickness piece of leather at the top between the sheath and loop so that the belt will not distort the loop after repeated wear.)
  5. Please add me also.
  6. Looks good for a belt and fantastic for a first belt.
  7. It is good to see a well made belt. Thanks for sharing.
  8. I bought this knife in Singapore back in 81 or so. It is a puma bowie but larger than the one imported to the US. This is why I got into leatherworking. Good knives with lousy sheaths means you need to make them yourself. This is a friction fit with a 20 degree slant - blade up- for a left handed draw from the right side. The coin is an 1892 silver dollar. I was going to use some African antelope fur for the insert but didn't like it when it came time so I stippled the insert. I skived the leather under the coin and above the coin to keep it from sticking up to far.
  9. Thanks Beardcyclist I may do that. I
  10. My early Christmas present was a 50 cal Hawken muzzleloader. I decided I needed a case for it and since it was a mountain man style, so should the case beA. So I pulled out an elk hide and commenced to sewing. I sewed it inside out with the fringe (uncut) acting as a gusset. I first joined the barrel section to the lock and stock with a simple round braid. I then sewed the length of the case inside out with the fringe (still uncut) rolled up inside. After sewing I spent probably fifteen minutes turning it right side out with the aid of a stick. the finishing touches were cutting the fringe and putting in a drawstring closure on the butt end. Overall I am pretty pleased with it. Especially since it is the first time I have ever tried something like that