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Offline hayshaker

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boots and purses ect..
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:18:28 AM »
snce buying 1/2 sides of leather can be costly at times
i was wondering can old boots and purses be repourposed
for knife sheaths.i hd bought some large purses at yard sales
last summer but never got around to using them.
i've bought some leather bundles at rondys 've been to
and those were 50'00 a bundle.

Offline Moe M.

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Re: boots and purses ect..
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2016, 07:55:45 AM »
snce buying 1/2 sides of leather can be costly at times
i was wondering can old boots and purses be repourposed
for knife sheaths.i hd bought some large purses at yard sales
last summer but never got around to using them.
i've bought some leather bundles at rondys 've been to
and those were 50'00 a bundle.

  For knife sheaths, hand gun holsters, and belts 7 ~ 10 ounce vegetable tanned leather is best,  Chrome tanned leather will cause rust or oxidation on metal as it contains traces of acids used in the chemical tanning process.
  Some people use repurposed leather from hand bags, old leather furniture,  and boots,  most of the leather used for those products is too thin and usually very poor quality for rough use items,  if you can find pull on boot tops made of thicker leather it might be Ok for making a belt sheath,  but using poor quality leather or leather too thin for the job is inviting a serious accident.
  IMHO there are allot of projects that can be made "on the cheap",  making a decent knife sheath or handgun holster isn't one of them,  if you invest in a good piece of leather,  the right thread,  and a package of saddle needles you won't be disappointed.
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Offline hayshaker

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Re: boots and purses ect..
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 11:41:01 AM »
Thanks moe yer right too. just had to ask