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StrigaMort

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About StrigaMort

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    Tulare,CA
  • Interests
    Knives, knife making, sheath making, writing, motorcycles

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    Knife Sheaths
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    All aspects of sheath making
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  1. I use cc on all of my sheaths and wrist cuffs. I use Weldwood Gel.
  2. Good advice. I have a set coming and I'll be writing a review on both pieces. Just speaking with Nigel and Jason Cherry (from Justwood.com) I'm expecting great things.
  3. Hey that's cool. Small world. I bug Paul at least once a day (ears burning Paul?) over on Bladeforums. I know he's here as well, although I don't think I've bumped into him. You ever get some time, stop by and say hi, I'd love to see your work. Obviously some of the leather guys at BF are also knife makers. I dabble in both, but sheaths are what keep me busy.
  4. I'm very interested in reading this. I'm especially interested in watching what happens with your blade design Dean. Leather is my primary concern, but I come to leather directly from the knife world. I have the means to heat treat simple eutectoid steel (1080/84) properly, so your experience with o1 will be fun to watch. Please keep us updated.
  5. I just looked and can't find his email. Hmm hopefully he'll see this and reply? Actually,I'm not sure why there are two threads. Weird. Here's the original. http://leatherworker.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=57477#entry374435 He posted in that one and you can contact him from his profile.
  6. Not a problem my man. I really am pleased with your work, and I always appreciate a shout out when a customer digs my work. Hopefully some of my friends from Bladeforums will hit you up. I will be soon for another one.
  7. Oh, for what it's worth, I plan to buy another, slightly smaller stamp. Mine is 1.5" which is a little large for my sheaths, but great for some things I do.
  8. I'm actually going ghetto at the moment using two boards and a heavy clamp, or the boards and a vice. You shouldn't use a maul. The stamp, I believe, was $35 and $5 shipping. May have been $30. Either way,it was a fantastic bargain and my customers love it. I've had a few requests to put the stamp on the FRONT of my sheaths which makes it obvious that I made a good choice. Shoot Steve a message. He couldn't be better at what he does!
  9. I was gonna say the same thing. I work with cyanoacrylate often. You definitely don't want to confuse the two. Might call it CC, contact cement instead.
  10. How do you guys figure out the weight? Op, I hope you don't mind me butting in? I use a 2lb dead blow mallet and it just doesn't feel heavy enough. I guess how well the leather is cased, and how good your stamps are are factors too. I'm a big guy and I have to whack my little basket weave and camouflage stamps to get good definition that doesn't blow out easily on bends. I was wondering about the head shape too so i'm glad you asked.
  11. Careful which kind of leather you use around knife blades, especially if they'll be left there long. I just finished testing the Weldwood Gel formula. Absolutely excellent product. Not quite as strong as the Original formula, but still very good. Tip of the day! Put your cement in one of those diner table condiment bottles. Someone recommended that to me the other day. Wish I had tried that from the beginning. Really. Go to the dollar store and try it.
  12. Just a shout out for my man Steve at etsy (CustomMadeStuff). I found him here (somewhere on this website) after he made a thread offering us free "Made in the USA" stamps. After talking with him I decided that I wanted a new stamp made. No pressure at all to buy btw. I approved the design this morning, got a message that it had shipped and he sent me a pic of the stamp. For the price (or any price I should say I cannot imagine better service.
  13. Just a shout out for my man Steve at etsy (CustomMadeStuff). I found him here (somewhere on this website) after he made a thread offering us free "Made in the USA" stamps. After talking with him I decided that I wanted a new stamp made. No pressure at all to buy btw. I approved the design this morning, got a message that it had shipped and he sent me a pic of the stamp. For the price (or any price I should say) I cannot imagine better service.
  14. That's exactly right. Most Japanese kitchen knives, even when they are clad in stainless have a high carbon core. I don't mean to put down stainless. I have a Santoku made with powder stainless (cts xhp) at 64hrc and it's a beast. Lots and lots of great chromium containing alloys. Just seems like a lot of tools are made unnecessarily with low grade ss when carbon makes more sense.
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