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Old 06-22-2012, 01:34 AM   #11
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That blade is about 4" wide, it isnt that large, but you can make perfectly straight cuts by rocking it, or use those pointed corners by choking up on the blade and cutting not straight cuts. It is sharpened from the handle out to the edge, and you can shave, or skive edges and do all sorts of custom work with it,,,it removes lips, noses, ears, hahahahahahaha

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Old 06-22-2012, 01:36 AM   #12
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Just finished up my first homemade holster for my 1911 FS. I've made a couple pocket holsters before, but nothing like this. I picked up some leather from a local boot shop. It's vacuum formed and hand cut and stitched. It's my take on an avenger style OWB with a 25* cant. Made it to fit up to 1 3/4" belt. It no Milt, but I like it. Let me know what you guy think, please. I need a little polishing up on the finer points and stitching for sure.


THAT sir - is some nice ******* work!! Hats off to you and MAD RESPECT on an excellent and well done labor of love!

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Looks really good longbaler , alot better than i could have done. I've tried my hand at a single action holster before, lets just say i wasn't very sucessful. I personaly wouldn't be aftaid to carry with it at all.

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Thanks Dillinger & ellwood! Everyone's feedback and tips are awesome!!


Finally had a few mins to sit down today and finish up holster #2. Also an avenger style OWB adaptation. I really like this one a lot; even more than the first. It's quite a bit softer than the tanned hide, but still has great retention and draw.

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Posted these in the accessories forum, but wanted to throw them in here too for some more feedback. Needing all the constructive criticism I can get, so I can keep getting better at this! Thanks again!


Black cowhide with ostrich trim owb holster and mag holster -

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They look great! I bet you could really make some money if you learned to do some tooling on them. My only suggestion, you already hit. Work on the stitching, and if it were mine, I would like to see more stitching.

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Lokks real good so when can ya make me one ?

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Posted these in the accessories forum, but wanted to throw them in here too for some more feedback. Needing all the constructive criticism I can get, so I can keep getting better at this! Thanks again!

Black cowhide with ostrich trim owb holster and mag holster -
That is some talent my friend, i love the black leather with the white stitching. I would be proud wear that on my hip
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Lokks real good so when can ya make me one ?

Thanks guys! I'm working hard to get the stitching technique better and easier. By hand is a bi@ch to say the least, but I'm not ready to drop $500-$1500 on a machine just yet! Ouch!

I'll be hand boning more detail in these as I go, too. Made myself a couple wood tools that should make a big difference.

I've got my first IWB and another OWB going now and hopefully will have them done tonight.


Ellwood - anytime! If you don't mind buying from a rookie and would do a full review a few weeks down the road, I'd sell you one on the cheap! Looking for a full size 5"? Matching mag pouch? Just let me know and we can work out the details.
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THAT sir - is some nice ******* work!! Hats off to you and MAD RESPECT on an excellent and well done labor of love!

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