Some recent holsters..


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Eaglestroker
February 27, 2011, 11:50 PM
Hey guys, I decided to join THR after a lot of searches leading me back here time and time again!

I've been playing with making holsters for about two months and have a few to show off, critics welcome :D

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/DSC_0323.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/DSC_0324.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/UC-day1/DSC_0331-1.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Holster%20FS/DSC_0360.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Holster%20FS/DSC_0358.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0341.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0338.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0335.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/photo.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0367.jpg

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http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0372-1-1-1.jpg

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Eaglestroker
March 7, 2011, 01:13 AM
For any of you looking, I finished these over the weekend and am really proud of them!

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0048-1.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/16.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/20.jpg

Steel Talon
March 7, 2011, 01:21 AM
Very nice work, myself I hand stitch around each belt loop to give a bit more support. Also are you lining your holsters? What weight leather did you use?

Eaglestroker
March 7, 2011, 01:28 AM
It's getting better, thank you for the compliment though. I have played with stitching around the belt loop but most of my designs haven't left enough room to do so without stitching being on top of other stitching. Once I find the styles I like the most I figure that I can go back and tweak them with some 'adjustments.'

I haven't tried lining any yet although I have done a few smooth side in just to see how it would do. It seems most of the affordable lining material can trap dirt/grime and lead to premature wear - I decided for now I'll learn how to get good with it as is before I try to go to that extent. I do hand burnish the inside of the holster now though, then follow it up with a good conditioner after it's been sealed and some 'Johnsons Paste Wax' per recommendation from a holster maker for the snug areas on the inside.

Sorry for the long winded reply! All of the leather is veg tanned Hermann Oak 7/8 oz.

Red Cent
March 8, 2011, 01:43 PM
Have a lot of gear hanging around. Don't like the lining. Maybe double layer but no lining.

Those are very nice rigs.

Do you drill your holes?

Eaglestroker
March 8, 2011, 03:47 PM
I appreciate it, I have drilled holes for stitching if that's what your asking about. I also have access to a Tippmann Boss but that is extremely limited so I do most of my stitching by hand.

Eaglestroker
April 10, 2011, 07:45 PM
I was able to work on a few for friends over the weekend, a railed 1911, Beretta 92FS, and a standard 5" 1911.

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0091.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0086.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0076-1.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0073.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0071-1.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0068-1.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0067.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0066-1.jpg
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/DSC_0064.jpg

Steel Talon
April 10, 2011, 09:45 PM
Sweet! You are really coming into this craft nicely...

Eaglestroker
April 10, 2011, 10:10 PM
Thanks! My head gets a little too swollen when I look at where I started at. I've finished up all of my 'favors' and work for friends - my next project is a full blown belt/holster/sheath/mag pouch/ and sling that are 'matching.'

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