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1st holster attempt Mexican loop

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by ivankerley, Oct 12, 2013.

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  1. RPRNY

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    Fiebings is good stuff. Very nice job on that rig!!!!
     
  2. Robbins290

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    Wow. That looks soo good
     
  3. psyopspec

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    That's a work of art. Great job!
     
  4. ivankerley

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    thanks

    im working on a figural art piece now to see if i can get more comfortable with carving and stamping, so when i do the next one it will hopefully look alot neater.
    the ecoflow stuff works fine, just looks and acts a little more like paint, doesnt seem to penetrate very deep.
    Thanks for the encouraging words, appreciate them
    Gene
     
  5. Harrod

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    Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful, and the matching belt just completes the package. Does it have a hammer loop?
     
  6. ivankerley

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    not yet, but i intend to add a simple hammer thong, in all the excitement i overlooked it:D retention is very good, still wouldnt want to get upside down with it :) thanks for the kind words, im happy with it given its my first rig, learned alot, the belt wore me out though, was more tedious than the holster
    thanks
    Gene
     
  7. el Godfather

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    Care to take orders??!!?!?

    I will be first to place an order for such quality holster for my Colt Anaconda.
     
  8. ivankerley

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    wow thanks! im a ways away from being comfortable making something for a paying customer but thanks so much! Colt Anaconda!!! funny you should mention that cause i got an old issue of G&A Magnum handguns thats got Colts Anaconda on the front, believe its from '90 or so, was mine when i was a teen
    havent had the fortune to handle or shoot a Colt but ive loved them since i was a kid
    Thanks
    Gene

    Here ya go blast from the past!

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  9. snakeman

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    NICE!!!!
     
  10. Queen_of_Thunder

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    It's good enough to buy from what I see. One thing I've done recently is to fund someone to do leather work for me. I just got my holster back that was made for my GP100 and its fantastic. I'm going to have some more scabbards made for rifles and shotguns.
     
  11. ivankerley

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    why thank you! i intend on doing another one shortly, got a buddy that wants a holster for a snubbie and my dad maybe buying a single action that would need something! i really enjoyed the holster the belt was a little tedious but im glad i did it
    Thanks
    Gene
     
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    Great looking holster......Nice job!
     
  13. huntershooter

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    Well done!
    Amazing "first effort" sir.
     
  14. earlthegoat2

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    Fiebing's is superior dye. I have not found anything marketed as leather dye that does not work but Fiebing's is one of the best. Oil based and soaks right in. I think you will find that Fiebing's is much more durable as it penetrates further.

    What did you use to get the sheen on the leather like that? Atom wax, shoe polish?

    BTW: Im not your competition in holsters. I make bags (womens and mens), belts, and small accessories.
     
  15. ivankerley

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    yeah i have a bunch of eco flow stuff, its not bad but the black has been problematic on a piece this big especially. The eco flow i used was called ecoflo all-in-one, buffs out to a nice shine, used a little renwax although in the future i probably wont use the ecoflo all in one or use wax... im still learning!
    thanks
    Gene
     
  16. wally247

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    If that's your first I'm just going to throw my tools out. I've been working on leather for about a year and nothing I make is near that good.
     
  17. ivankerley

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    Haha, thank you so much it's really my first holster although I've made quite a few knife sheaths over the last three years, a lot of the same principles apply
    Care to share what you've done i'd love to see them
    I appreciate the kind words
    Gene
     
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    I really like the sewing, the strong-looking leather -what quality. That alone would be reason enough to make your own! Congrats!! The color and shine on those grips is eye-catching, too
     
  19. ivankerley

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    thanks man! welcome to the High road!
    Gene
     
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