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    Åland Islands, Finland
  • Interests
    Vikings, Old west, old cars and bikes

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    almost anything
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    ad on my experience bank in all leatherwork
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  1. bjornk

    My first leather project

    Ohhhhh nice
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    Shot Shell Slide

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    New Beer Growler Carrier

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    Holster for percussion pistol

    Viking, I would say that it does, when used hard the hardening softens up sometimes but its easy to reheat and add more beeswax. About rainresistance i would say that it works too - i carried a similar holster during a full day of very rainy reenactment and it worked really well.
  5. bjornk

    Holster for percussion pistol

    Thank you Honestly no - i didnt. I just shaped it slightly while the beeswax were cooling down after i warmed it in and that worked pretty good too
  6. bjornk

    Holster for percussion pistol

    Here´s a little thing i made during the weekend, a civil war-type holster for my gf´s little swedish percussionpistol. She wanted it to look this way so its a bit hardened with beeswax.. Im pretty happy how it turned out
  7. Thats really nice work ... is it a Kolser?
  8. Matt S. Thank you for the information Now i understand it a bit better.. Thank you very much, and yes i do shoot both percussion revolvers and percussion rifles.
  9. Hmmm what accutally happens in the leather are im not really sure about but my guess is that since you kinda fill up the pores in the leather with was that hardens up when its cooling off i would say its the wax in the leather that makes it more rigid .. but thats only my guess....
  10. Hi Riem This is how i do it. You get some beeswax, i bought mine cheap in a store for paint and hobby - kinda like a lump of wax. I heat it up to almost liquid with a heatgun. I rub on a layer on the actuall piece of leather, go gently over it with the heatgun so the wax melts and the leather sucks it in. I repeat the process a few times. This gives the effect that the leather changes colour and when its cooled down the wax and leather combined makes the leather more rigid. Its quiete common technique with in the viking-fighters community.. After a while in use it might soften up but if so you just repeat the process.. Thank you Sam
  11. Here is my latest work. The belt, sheath, ammopouch, holster and the percussion cap pouch. I hardened the leather on the cap-pouch with beeswax since i ran out of thick leather and i didnt want it to be to flabby, therefore the colour is a bit darker. I also hardened the sheath to the knive in the same way just for stability and a little for the looks... I hope you like it . /Björn
  12. I consider myself a very happy newbie in leatherwork but i thought i would show my latest stuff. The patterns i found here and pls let me know what you think Since i live on an island i the baltic sea some things are a bit hard to get by in a short notice so i had to improvise a bit in regard of the washes, the rivets and the "studs" - not sure about the english word for it - but here goes. A civil war holster and an 1859 pattern pistol pouch, and yes i do some civil war -reenactment here. I also made the sheath, handle and the guard on the big knife when a friend of mine made a really nice blade for me. /Bjorn