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Check out these hand made holsters on Ebay!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by ba ba booey, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. ba ba booey

    ba ba booey Member

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    Was searching for a leather iwb holster for my glock 19. Found a handmade wet molded one on ebay for 35 bucks new and shipped! Specs: one way pull the dot snaps, sweat gaurd, wet molded, 30 degree forward cant.

    Just won it for 35. Maybe should wait till it arrives to give this guy a plug, but it seems like he is just getting started and building a reputation with good quality and low prices. Link for a S and W pasted below, but 1911, glocks ect avail in his ebay store.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iwb-Leather...998&pid=100012&prg=1014&rk=2&sd=230917072446&
     
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    Looks... cheap, it doesn't look like leather. You could do so much better for just a few bucks more.
     
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    not impressed based on pictures
     
  4. rcmodel

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    Yep!

    I don't think he has quite got the idea of how basketweave stamping is supposed to look.

    And he apparently doesn't realize you can't wet mold & bone a hand-tooled holster without ruining the tooling patterns.

    If the holster fits your gun, you got about what you paid for, if that.

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  5. bigfatdave

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    I think he's using a single stamp
    It might be the mag release from a Glock, see attached photo for evidence:
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    To be fair, I think basketweave is an ugly and dated pattern to start with, but this is a particularly poor rendition.
     
  6. ba ba booey

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    Yeah, the leather quality doesn't look on par with 70 dollar holsters, but I ordered it with function in mind, as it is iwb and I liked the design. I have attached the pictures of the holster I actually bought.
     

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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I'm sure he is.

    All leather tooling stamps are single stamps.

    Thats what I use too.

    LeVengeur1.jpg

    rc
     
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    Just out of curiosity, why make an IWB holster look pretty?
     
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    Skribs - I agree, there's nothing wrong with a plain IWB

    rcmodel - Really? I always thought basketweave was applied with a roller or something similar.
     
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    It may be rolled on in production line holsters & belts.

    But hand-tooling means just that.

    Each mark in the design is applied one at a time with a single hand stamp to wet leather.
    But once done, you can't hand bone the wet leather to fit a gun without ruining the hand tooling.

    $T2eC16J,!)EE9s2ufWVZBQzkzboudw~~60_57.jpg



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  11. ba ba booey

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    Wow you guys sound like I just paid 35 bucks for a turd. I never meant to imply old world craftsmanship, just thought it would be a very functional rig for the money.
     
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    Is it? How's the fit, feel, and utility?

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF30T using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Just ordered it. Reviews for his stuff are positive, guess I'll find out
     
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    ba ba booey - function will determine value, I hope you get a useful functional holster out of the deal. Perhaps I was a bit mean making digs at cosmetics, my holsters surely aren't pretty.

    rcmodel - interesting, the last time I did anything with leather stamping was in the 80's at summer camp, so I surely have no idea what goes into it.
    How would basketweave be applied to a formed piece, then? Shove it onto an anvil and stamp away for hours?
     
  15. ba ba booey

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    No offense taken, just wondering if I blew money, even if it is a 35 dollar holster. To my eye the thumbnails of the actual holster I bought--posted midway through this thread--look better than the smith and wesson that I originally posted. Does anyone here with leather work experience feel that way or are they equally bad?
     
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    IT would have to be formed in a die in one piece if you wanted a fitted hand-boned holster fit.

    For a handmade & handtooled holster, it is done on the flat leather before the holster is shaped and sewn together.

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    That's why El Paso Saddlery states in their ads that tooled holsters will NOT be hand boned.
     
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    No, you are right.

    The one you got isn't poorly basketweave stamped and then ruined by boning the wet holster to the gun quite as much.

    Yours is stamped with a Tri-Weave stamp.
    http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/...ojects/tri-weave-basket-stamping/6503-00.aspx

    But it's supposed to look something like weaving, as shown in the knife sheath photo I posted in post #5 done with the same style stamp.

    But at least he didn't hand bone yours and rub all the tooling out.

    rc
     
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    While I agree the stamping leaves a lot to be desired, you'll be getting what you paid for.
    You may want to cut off that point at the bottom of the pouch....that will leave a mark.
     
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    If the stamping is that poor Id have to wonder about the stitching.
     
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    From someone who makes holsters for a business. The design is pretty poor. The entry point for the trigger guard will be below the level of the waistband when worn. Not a good place for it to be when reholstering a striker fired weapon in particular. It looks like he has included stitched in sight rails but grossly overdid it. Overall finish details are poor as rcmodel stated. I would also worry about die bleed onto your clothes. Also as to design it has an extereme muzzle rear cant. Not well thought out.
     
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    At first glance I thought those were made by Century International Arms.
     
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    Of course it look's cheap, it's sell's for $35. The op seem's half way satisfied, I would probably buy one on the cheap. He also stated that he thought the guy was just learning so give him a break. Maybe the next one's will satisfy everyone.Nice sheath also RC.
     
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