I'm clueless on how to proceed. A while ago I got asked to build two rifle scabbards as a price for a local SASS match later this month. I'm ok with the scabbard build. The idea was to add an engraved plaque (2"x5") to the side of it with a certain text. We were talking a brass plaque all the time, so I planned on using glue and rivets to attach it.
The guys from the gunclub had ordered the plaque and it came in yesterday. To my surprise it is not brass but brass colored plastic. It has an adhesive backer so I think it is the standard plaque that usually goes on the wooden base of a trophy.
Now I'm scared of using rivets, because the plastic might break while pressing the rivets. The adhesive backer also prevents me from using a contact cement which I would trust more than what is on there at the moment. Since there will be flex and movement in the leather I'm also afraid that the edges of the plaque will come undone over time.
First I was thinking of attaching the plaque by putting a braiding around the edge. But I've never done that before and want it to look good. Unfortunately I also don't have a spare piece of that plastic to do some testing with either glue, rivets...
Does anyone of you have an idea what I could do to attach it?