Bayou Bengal

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  • Birthday February 16

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    Rankin County, MS

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Holsters, belts, sheaths, being awesome
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    Making each project better than the last

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  1. Bayou Bengal

    1911 Duty Rig

    That was exactly what he said he wanted to look like. Not too bad for a Chief. I talked to him the other day. He wants a matching watchband for a family member, but he says he gets compliments everywhere he goes. Thank you for the kind words.
  2. Bayou Bengal

    1911 Duty Rig

    Thank you very much!
  3. That’s right, it’s to hold the main belt together. I machine stitched it on a cobra 4. It’s been a while since I’ve hand stitched a belt. also, thank you for the kind words
  4. Bayou Bengal

    Leather dye protection

    I’ve never had that trouble except with close range aerosol leather sheen. I do cut it 50/50 with water, and I’ve started dipping it. No problems so far
  5. Thank you! Thank you. Those are made with a stitching groover.
  6. I used a clip. I can’t remember what size I have, off hand
  7. Bayou Bengal

    Australian style hat!

    I tried a few weeks ago to satisfy my curiosity. I kind of tried to throw it together without much of a pattern. Theres an instructables on it and There’s several YouTube videos of in-depth construction. I still want to make one.
  8. Bayou Bengal

    Consistent Finish with Antique Finish

    In my experience, I’ve noticed that even sometimes a dye color differs on the same hide. Chemicals on top of chemicals. It’s kind of like a science experiment.
  9. They’re not much more work. Just a little more material. I never wore one until about 5 or 6 years ago, but I really like them. I’ve repaired about 2 dozen from local law enforcement though. Those take a beating.
  10. It’s 1-3/4” and tapers to 1” edit: I meant that the billets were 1”. I have tapered belts on my mind today
  11. This is one of my favorite color combinations in a belt.
  12. Haha thank y’all! I like the simplicity In a belt.
  13. 8/9oz Wickett & Craig English Bridle backed with 3/4oz skirting. The badge holder is matching 7/8oz bridle. White 277 stitching.
  14. Bayou Bengal

    Tapered Cowboy Rig

    Making rigs like these is what got me started in this business. I don’t get to do them often, but they’re my favorite pieces to make. Thank you!
  15. Bayou Bengal

    1911 Duty Rig

    thank you. It’s just a single loop that tapered from, I think 2-1/2” down to 1-1/4”, and rounded at the top and bottom. I wanted it wide enough so that it wouldn’t have much wiggle room