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joshhartung

Wholesale sourcing

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Hi folks! Long time lurker upping my game to full time and could use some help. I'm making holsters but currently sourcing some key hardware from KnifeKits.com. I'd like to find a wholesale supplier of the parts I order from them, namely

1.5" belt clips: https://www.knifekits.com/vcom/belt-clip-universal-sheathholster-flush-mount-150-p-5878.html

8-32 x 0.250" black truss head screws: https://www.knifekits.com/vcom/phillips-truss-head-250-375-1ea-p-4506.html

(and the really hard ones) 8-32 x 3/16" barrel posts: https://www.knifekits.com/vcom/pass-thru-post-stainless-steel-black-zinc-coated-wclutch-1875-390-pack-p-7587.html

I've looked all through the internet, including McMaster, Tacoma Screw, and of course Amazon. I've not been able to find a wholesale supplier at all. These guys have to be buying them from somewhere, but where?

Also looking for recommendations for wholesale leather supplies - dye, oil, glue, etc. Is Weaver the only game in town?

Thanks in advance!

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I recommend you try Springfield Leather Co.  They may not have the hardware but certainly have all of the dyes, glues and goops you need.  They have a website where you can check the hardware.  Plus, like Weaver, they support this site!

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10 hours ago, Tugadude said:

I recommend you try Springfield Leather Co.  They may not have the hardware but certainly have all of the dyes, glues and goops you need.  They have a website where you can check the hardware.  Plus, like Weaver, they support this site!

Thanks for the plug Tuga!

 

We do have lots of hardware, most of it is listed on our site, but there may be some that is not on there. We also have a print catalog as well as a digital copy. 

 

Scroll down this page (http://springfieldleather.com/catalog-request) just a little bit and you will see the catalog you can flip through or request a hard copy.

 

11 hours ago, joshhartung said:

Here are some links on our site when doing a quick search. We do provide wholesale pricing here is a link to what it takes to get that. (http://springfieldleather.com/wholesale)

http://springfieldleather.com/search?keywords=belt clip

http://springfieldleather.com/Screw-Post-OpenBack-Blk1-8100

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Hey Tuga and Tony, thanks a lot for the suggestion - I'll go set up an account with SLC.

On a side note, I've got to say that being new to leathercraft I'm really surprised by this "wholesale club" membership thing that is common here. I've managed production of consumer products, construction, and marine fabrication. I've set up many, many wholesale accounts and negotiated pricing. I've never seen anyone charging a fee to get a certain price. Is this because there are relatively few high-volume customers?

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