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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #15 on: 2014-05-22, 19:16:59 »
What about fingerprint/voice analysis to determine owner?  By the way, I like it!  I have a Windlass sword-hilted dagger, could you do one up for that?  I've got the coin; something simple in either black or blue would do.  Let me know; its low end cutlery so I'll go with the face detection option if you please.  ;)

Cool, I've a very limited selection of dye right (dark brown, red, and oxblood) but when I order some more I will pick up more variety in colors and let you know.
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #16 on: 2014-05-22, 19:38:48 »
Very cool, sir.
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #17 on: 2014-05-26, 00:04:02 »
New one, this time in oxblood with stamped fleur-de-lis motif.  The fleur-de-lis is insanely common on medieval English finds.

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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #18 on: 2014-05-26, 02:13:52 »
Wow.  Nice work, Sir Ian!
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #19 on: 2014-05-26, 21:31:52 »
Beautiful!
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #20 on: 2014-05-27, 01:12:50 »
Excellent!! Can't wait til you make me one! That's what you're going to do next, isn't it? :)
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #21 on: 2014-05-27, 14:28:39 »
I like the shape of that knife, Sir Ian.  Nice job on the sheath too.
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #22 on: 2014-05-27, 18:53:18 »
Beautiful work!
Also for future knowledge, where do you purchase your leather from. I think It would be good for me to know should I ever want to do redo a certain sword of farbs ;)
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #23 on: 2014-05-27, 18:59:08 »
Beautiful work!
Also for future knowledge, where do you purchase your leather from. I think It would be good for me to know should I ever want to do redo a certain sword of farbs ;)

I've purchased leather from many different sources.  I've bought from Tandy before, but only when they're running a sale as they tend to overcharge.  I find stuff on ebay from different leather shops.

Depending on what you're making, you generally want a piece of quality vegetable-tanned leather.  The animal (often cow, calf, goat etc..) and the weight of the leather (sold in ounces to denote how thick the leather is) will be dependent on the specific item, be it a knife sheath, purse, shoe etc... 

Vegetable tanned leather tools very well.  If you're not going to tool the leather, then you can use other types, but you start to drift from historical accuracy when you use things like chrome-tanned leather.  But even our veg-tan leather is not identical to the tannins used to tan (hence the word tan btw) the leather of the Middle Ages.
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #24 on: 2014-05-27, 19:02:42 »
Beautiful work!
Also for future knowledge, where do you purchase your leather from. I think It would be good for me to know should I ever want to do redo a certain sword of farbs ;)

I've purchased leather from many different sources.  I've bought from Tandy before, but only when they're running a sale as they tend to overcharge.  I find stuff on ebay from different leather shops.

Depending on what you're making, you generally want a piece of quality vegetable-tanned leather.  The animal (often cow, calf, goat etc..) and the weight of the leather (sold in ounces to denote how thick the leather is) will be dependent on the specific item, be it a knife sheath, purse, shoe etc... 

Vegetable tanned leather tools very well.  If you're not going to tool the leather, then you can use other types, but you start to drift from historical accuracy when you use things like chrome-tanned leather.  But even our veg-tan leather is not identical to the tannins used to tan (hence the word tan btw) the leather of the Middle Ages.

As for area it would be my grip, I was thinking as a source of using an old wallet, but I doubt that would be terribly accurate.
So looking on ebay may be a good option for me.
Also, What does it mean to "Tool" leather?
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #25 on: 2014-05-27, 19:58:06 »
Also, What does it mean to "Tool" leather?

Making embossed designs, via compression and/or carving the surface.
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Re: Simple Knife Sheath
« Reply #26 on: 2014-05-28, 23:52:48 »
Also, What does it mean to "Tool" leather?

Making embossed designs, via compression and/or carving the surface.


Something Ian is very good at.
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