gamli

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  1. Just finished a Money Changers Purse, also known as a Mother's Purse. The design was based on piece that is in the Cluney Musee' in Paris. Saw it in Purses in Pieces and it looked cool.
  2. Truely impressive work.
  3. Looking to make a ring purse. Does anyone know of a source for the rings?
  4. I am looking for a source for the swivel rivets used in M1912 holsters. Does anyone know if these are available?
  5. Thsnks, Here's the seam. I made the chape by gormong copper sheet around the bottom of the scabbard, then fitting a piece of copper into the open end. The whole thing was soldered together.
  6. Mrs Hicks. Great reference article. I have started experimenting with this method of hardening leather. Do you have any historical references for this method?
  7. They are beautiful. Here's my first scabbard.
  8. Just tried the concoction. Finished with satin sheen.
  9. Thanks for the input Chuck. I just combined 16 oz of tallow with about 3oz of beeswax. I'll try that and see how it works before I add any oil.
  10. Just rendered down about 2 lbs of deer fat. Got about 12 oz of tallow. Im gonna mix it with beeswax and test it out. Is there anything else i should add? Maybe 100 % neatsfoot oil or lard?
  11. I've had nothing but good experience s with them.
  12. Cool. Thanks. Ill try some with bees wax.
  13. Good point. Lots of hunters around here. I can accumulate a decent amount from several people.
  14. I've seen lots of recipes for finishing leather using tallow as an ingredient. All of the postings use rendered beef fat for the tallow. Would rendered deer fat work as well. Much easier to obtain where I am.
  15. Thanks. Have a friend that is going to be knighted soon and i have to make a scabbard for his sword. This helps.