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  1. Looking for black centerbar buckle

    Weaver has them, I believe you have a wholesale account with us, correct? 0Z150-BK-11/2 They are not in the catalog yet, but if you call in customer service should be able to find them and they are in stock.
  2. How to remove/blend tape mark from veg tan leather

    I would try to unroll it and let it sit in the sun for a few hours and see if it all evens out. Depending on where you are the sun this time of year may not be strong enough and may take more time than that.
  3. Chahin Leather

    We sell Chahin leather. If you are referring to the english bridle, and comparing it to HO or WC, it is a very different leather than those. It contains much more stuffing (greases, waxes, tallows) than either of those options. It is not made to form or wet mold...it will not perform well in that function because of the stuffing. But as far as long term durability, due to the stuffing it will hold up very well to rugged outdoor use. It is also not finished with any top coat from the tannery, that is up to the user. The Chahin latigo is a nice leather as well...again, completely different than HO and WC. It is a true latigo being a chrome veg retan, whereas HO is straight veg. Again, that will allow it to hold up exceptionally well in rugged use than a straight veg tannage. Any specific questions shoot me a PM I would be glad to try and help you out or send you a cutting. Edited to add-All of the Chahin Leather we sell is North American Jumbo Steer Hides, no imported hides.
  4. Looking for Tandy leather with "tactical" finish on one side.

    That looks like a pigmented leather with a "haircell" print. Its done with a large press and plate with that pattern, normally done at the tannery. Our black Hermann Oak strap leather has a haircell texture that would look pretty close to that. The color is also struck through. A lot of holster makers use that leather, we have 6/7 and 7/8oz. Weaver item # is 03-430S-6/7 or 03-430S-7/8 depending on the weight you want.
  5. what leather would you use for this project?

    I agree, if your going to do any tooling use natural veg, dye and finish it. it will hold up fine. Maybe a light coat of oil as well.
  6. what leather would you use for this project?

    You do know, that depending on the latigo there could be chrome in latigo. A true latigo is a chrome veg retan. It is chrome tanned first and then retanned in vegetable tannage to acquire some properties of both tannages. Im not sure about Wickett but I do know that Hermann Oak's latigo is now all veg I dont think they do any chrome at all. Our Chahin latigo is a true latigo and is a chrome veg retan. The reason being is the chrome is what gives latigo its ability to be so durable in the elements. For your project I would definitely suggest english bridle however.
  7. Looking for all-natural veg-tan leather

    I would think that leathers like english bridle, harness, etc could have a wax finish step. But in my mind skirting and strap/tooling would have minimal if any wax finishing. Seems to me that would hinder the ability to case the leather properly. Maybe worth a call to chat with them about the specifics of what you are looking for.
  8. Hand-Crank Splitter as Skiver?

    If you cut a wedge of some kind out of a sturdier material, you can use that the run through on top of your strap and split the strap to a tapered edge...The wedge would need to go on top of the strap with the thicker edge toward the end of the strap with the taper toward the rear.
  9. Is this real or faux leather?

    I would say what you have is a corrected grain (top grain) with pebble or tumbled look. I doubt it is a finished split, however I am not sure there is a real great way to tell a finished split from a top grain, other than if you have one beside the other you can easily tell the difference in strength because you can tear the split. But its still "real" leather...it is just the bottom drop from the flesh side.
  10. Rivet Press

    For ease of use the Little Wonder cant be beat for a bench top setter. It sets rivets effortlessly. Even if you buy it now and upgrade to a foot press down the road most people still find use for keeping the Little Wonder, set it up to punch holes, set something else you don't do as frequently so you don't have to change the tooling on your foot press, etc. The Heritage model Foot Press has been discontinued as we came out with the new MT900 model with the automatic attachment options. There are normally a lot of used foot press options at our annual consignment auction as well, but that would have to wait until next June. Let me know if you have any specific questions on the Little Wonder or the MT900.
  11. High Quality Belt Buckles Needed

    To qualify for wholesale from Weaver, you need a tax ID, and a $500 opening order. $1200 a year. If you don't hit that $1200 your account is closed, and you would need to re-open with another $500. But, yes, we do offer retail now. www.weaverleathersupply.com with no requirement. Orders of $100+ ship free freight and there are often discounts and promos that are put out on social media. Popular roller buckles for belts are the standard 999 buckles in nickel and brass plate as well as stainless, the #50 buckle is a bit nicer buckle, we have in Brass, Stainless, and black, the #49 is another option in Brass and Stainless. Our #100 buckles that we stock are now seamless. We made that change at the beginning of the year for our new April catalog. Let me know if anyone has questions on buckles or wholesale/retail.
  12. 4" Seamless Roller Buckle

    Yes, we made the change for the new catalog in April. All stock currently should be seamless.
  13. 4" Seamless Roller Buckle

    Weaver has them. http://www.weaverleathersupply.com/catalog/item-detail/482/001/164 These are seamless rollers, and we have the 2 prong option in 4" as well. Let me know if you have questions.
  14. Leather show 2017

    Prescott in Feb or March (Southwest Leatherworkers) and Sheridan in May (Rocky Mountain Leather Show) are both put on by Leathercrafters Journal. They do a great job and are both good shows. There is also the Boot and Saddle Makers Show in Wichita Falls, TX in Oct, and the Pendleton show in November. I have never been to Pendleton, we do the Wichita Falls show every year. It is also a good show. Leathercrafters Journal was doing a show in Europe in Firminy France, but I believe that show is on hold until they find a new location.
  15. Best of various types of finished edges

    Don't use the Gum Trag before any kind of dye or paint, it will normally pretty much seal the edges and dye will not penetrate and a paint will not adhere. I would follow Matt's advice, slick with water first. If you want to dye the edge do it at this point. Then you can burnish again...either with water or at this point if you want to use a compound for a glossier edge you could. Do some searches on here you will find many techniques to finishing edges...find one you like and stick with it. Some use bees wax, some use the saddle soap bar, some use gum trag. Play around some and see what you like.