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. It looks very nice. I like the way you reversed the keeper for a right hand draw on a left side carry. I would have put the keeper next to the quillion so in the event of a fall the knife can't rise up in the sheath and plunge down through the back, especially when the sheath ages and the keeper is stretched out a bit. Also placing the keeper next to the sheath allows for an easier one motion draw.
  2. Knife Sheath

    Very nice.
  3. bikers vest

    good work. I like it.
  4. Tour My Leather Shop! Video

    Very nice. Good luck! I really like your kits.
  5. Here is a shooting bag made the other day. It is two formed pockets, one small and one large. It contains and compartmentalizes the blackpowder shooting components.
  6. new holster and belt

    Very nice.
  7. Ring purse hardware

    I used macramé rings from a hobby store. Strong round and available in various sizes.
  8. Steaming Leather

    I would think you would run the risk of making Cuir Bouilli.
  9. Scout carry sheath

    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.
  10. 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.
  11. rifle ammo pouches

    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.
  12. 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.)