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caiman tail bi-fold wallet

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Cool!

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2 hours ago, rodneywt1180b said:

Cool!

+1, no doubt.  How was it to work with?  I understand the caymen can split if you flex it.  I have a few hides, but haven't made anything out of it yet because of that.

YinTx

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it is very tough. my friend was really loving the caiman tail so i made it. i also read that it can crack. i strategically placed the fold of the wallet on the gap between the scales. time will tell what will happen to it. i backed it with a piece of leather so hopefully that will reinforce it. real pain to sew tho. i was not happy with the stitching on the caiman side of the wallet. very rough looking from the bumpy surface the stitches lay across. he was happy and i guess that is all that matters.

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Now that you mention it, I can see the stitching following the contours, looks challenging.  Stitching might be perfectly straight, but the contours would make it look otherwise.  I'd be interested to see how it wears long term.

That is a cool color though... what is it called?

YinTx

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It looks beautiful.

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Nice! What did you do for your edges? I'm trying to find an alternative to edge painting leathers that don't burnish well.  

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On 11/10/2018 at 2:50 PM, YinTx said:

Now that you mention it, I can see the stitching following the contours, looks challenging.  Stitching might be perfectly straight, but the contours would make it look otherwise.  I'd be interested to see how it wears long term.

That is a cool color though... what is it called?

YinTx

its a grey caiman tail with denim blue buffalo interior from springfield leather

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On 11/11/2018 at 12:56 AM, Chief Filipino said:

Nice! What did you do for your edges? I'm trying to find an alternative to edge painting leathers that don't burnish well.  

i sanded burnished and then applied some edge coat from tandy. i thing it was the eco flo brand.

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