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Colt Hammerless

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  1. No, I don't shoot SASS. I chose my screen name because the first leather project I ever did was to make an IWB holster for my Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 auto. I'll send you a private message here shortly. Paul
  2. I went out to the shop to compare those three. They're all really close in sharpness. All of the knives are actually, as I spent a good bit of time getting them pretty equally sharp before putting them up here. I would say as far as gliding through the leather easily, it's a close toss up between the Gomph and the Harrington. The little Osborne is close, but its blade is a touch thicker than the other two (the Harrington being the thinnest.) As far as edge holding, I've used the Harrington the most and have always been really happy with it. That little Osborne though, has always seemed a bit magical in holding an edge for a long time, being up there with some of the hardest W.Rose knives I've had. I haven't had that Gomph for as long, but Gomphs have a reputation for holding an edge a long time. Honestly, of the three, I would actually go with which one has a shape that will fit the type of cutting you do. I make holsters and mag pouches, and most of my patterns have a few tight corners. As such, of those three, the Harrington would be the one I would use most for that job. The Gomph and the Osborne are going to be about equal in their ability to cut corners (decently tight, but not quite as tight as the Harrington.) If cutting a lot of straps, that Gomph would be just the ticket, with the Harrington coming in second, and the Osborne third. Paul
  3. Have some round/head knives for sale. They're sharp and ready to use. Shipping is $12. I'm only shipping to the U.S. at this time. #1 Here's a very rare Henckels round knife. It measures 4 7/8th inches wide. The ferrule has some movement fore and aft, but the blade is tight. $150 #2 Is another Henckels (I've actually managed to acquire 3 Henckels over the years). This one measures 5 1/4th inches wide. The ferrule has some movement. There's also some very very slight movement in the handle. I've never felt it while cutting with it. The letter "W" is stamped on one side of the ferrule. $150 #3 Here's a really nice Gomph. It measures just a touch under 5 inches wide. The ferrule has just a tiny bit of movement. Blade is tight in the handle. $135 #4 Here's a really rare Gomph pattern knife. In about 9 years of looking, I've only run across about three for sale. Measures about 3 1/2 inches wide. Ferrule has just a slight hint of movement. Blade is tight. $235 #5 Here's a Newark marked C.S. Osborne Pattern knife with the star marking. About 4 1/2 inches wide. Blade and ferrule are tight. $100. #6 Here's a Newark marked C.S. Osborne round knife with the star marking. Measures just shy of 3 1/4 inches wide. Blade and ferrule are tight. $67. #7 Here's a Newark marked C.S. Osborne single point head knife. About 1 7/8th wide. Blade and ferrule are tight. $57. #8 Here's a Newark marked C.S. Osborne round knife. Measures about 4 3/8th wide. Blade and ferrule are tight. $70. #9 Here's a rare Theo Harrington head knife. Blade is marked "Theodore Harrington, Cutler To The People, Southbridge Massachusetts." I read somewhere once that that was a dig at the Sheffield firm of Joseph Rodgers and Sons, who was an official cutler to the royal family, and marked their blades "Cutler's to their Majesties." Blade is just over 4 3/4 inches wide. $105. #10 Here's a Shapleigh Diamond Edge round knife. The markings are nearly invisible. At first I simply assumed it was a Shapleigh based on the shape of the blade and handle (the shape of their handles are a pretty dead giveaway), but I eventually caught a glimpse of the diamond shape symbol of their marking. You have to get it in just the right light, and frankly you probably won't see it. I tried to get a pic of it, but failed. Measures just under 6 inches wide. $75 #11 This is an unmarked head knife. Measures just over 4 3/4th inches wide. Blade and ferrule are tight. $65 Paul
  4. Probably not in this case, as the "Rose Phila" (short for Philadelphia) marking and "W.Rose" marking are both common for them (plus the Rose, and Phila are the same font and depth.) Plus the "W.Rose" marking is stamped over the "Rose Phila" marking. Yeah, it's a neat size for sure. I probably don't use it as much as I should. It's fairly good for curves, but most of my patterns have at least one really tight curve, so I tend to use other, more pointy head knives instead. But it's a really smooth cutter, so I decided to use it on the last few projects. It was when doing that, I realized I'd probably never shown any pics of it on here, and figured some might like to see it. Kind of like having a desirable baseball card with an error Paul
  5. Had this little guy for a while, but have never posted pics. It's a really nice little William Rose knife that got a double stamp of their mark. What I find more interesting than the fact it got double stamped, is they're two different styles of stamp:
  6. Dang, didn't look to see if they were in stock. Sorry about that. Yeah, I saw the "sharp" and "round" options as well. Not sure what the difference is. I looked at pics of them, and could not tell. You might want to email them to get some clarification on that, as well as when they might be back in stock. Paul
  7. Here you go: https://www.indexthermoplastics.com/fasteners/finishing-washers/stainless-steel-finishing-washers.html Paul
  8. I've never used it, but have read good things about it on here. Just dug up a thread about it. Paul
  9. Have some round/head knives for sale. They're sharp and ready to use. Prices are plus shipping, which should likely be $8 to $9. I'm only shipping to the U.S. at this time. #1 is a Gomph that measures 4 1/2 inches wide. Blade and ferrule are tight in the handle. $120. #2 is another Gomph. This one measures 4 7/8th inches wide. Blade and ferrule are tight. Someone lightly scratched the name "G.B. Sullivan" in the blade. Also, on that side in the ferrule are stamped the initials J.J.P. $120 #3 is a William Rose that measures 5 1/8th inches wide. Has a crack in the ferrule. Blade and ferrule are tight. $120 #4 is a William Rose that measures about 5 1/16th inches wide. The markings are mostly gone. You can just see the remnants of the "W.Rose" over "West Phila" Markings. Really just enough to tell that's what it is. I bought it believing from the looks of the blade, ferrule, and handle, that it was a Rose. Was pleasantly surprised to find the remnants of the markings while sanding the blade. It has a small crack in the handle, and the blade is a little crooked (by about 2 to 3 degrees) but the blade and ferrule are tight. If you'd like to try a crazy sharp Rose, here's a good opportunity. $85 #5. Here's a very rare Henckels round knife. It measures 4 7/8th inches wide. The ferrule has some movement fore and aft, but the blade is tight. $150 #6 is another Henckels (I've actually managed to acquire 3 Henckels over the years). This one measures 5 1/4th inches wide. The ferrule has some movement. There's also some very very slight movement in the handle. I've never felt it while cutting with it. The letter "W" is stamped on one side of the ferrule. $150 Paul
  10. Check with Panhandle Leather. Their website states they have pre-cut boot vamps and counters of ostrich available. Might be big enough for your holster project (the boot vamps anyway. I think counters are pretty small). https://www.panhandleleather.com/OSTRICH-Skins-OL-04.htm You might also want to give John Fong a call, as he often cuts exotics for a specific project. His number is: (415) 441-3519 Paul
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