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Western Bowie Replacement Sheath

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by HoosierQ, May 11, 2009.

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  1. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Member

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    Not authentic but a fun project.

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  2. 7X57chilmau

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    Looks good! Nice tooling, I've always left mine plain for lack of knowledge.....

    J
     
  3. HoosierQ

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    Tooling is pretty easy...the actual physical act of tooling that is. It is having the skill to do anything that looks good that is very hard. The Celtic Knot style is all I can do unless I can copy something simple. Traditional Spanish Colonial stuff...like you see on cowboy boots and saddlery..is an art form that takes a long time to learn and I can't do a bit of that.
     
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    Fine looking sheath!
     
  5. CWL

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    Kinda looks "Celtic-Mexican" to me!

    Regardless, it looks nice, I wish I could stitch leather.
     
  6. HoosierQ

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    Celtic-Mexican...that's about right.
     
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    Hey alot of Irish settled in Mexico. Ever hear of a town called Guadal-O'hara?:)
     
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    What did you use for the studs instead of a snap on the retaining strap,and where can I get some? just fine work,by the way.
     
  9. HoosierQ

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    Those are screw in Sam Browne buttons that I got at tandy leather...small size. They work great. I use them on more ordinary knife sheathes and on IWB holsers...like the one below. I screw them in tight and secure them with red loctite and they aren't going anywhere. You need to play with the whole that snaps over the stud. I have a rotary punch. The small size stud fits the larges hole perfectly. Then 1 cm down I punch the smalles size on the punch and then cut from hole to hole. I usually remove some material on a bevel on the backside then.

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    Sweet!How much are they? Do you have a part number?
     
  11. HoosierQ

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    Looks like Item #11310-01 gilt, -02 nickel, .99 each. These are the screw backs. They are in their online catalog under "Bag Clasps and Closures" at www.tandyleatherfactory.com.
     
  12. CabofDoom

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    Damn nice sheath. Had one made a few years ago for my Western Bowie.

    Then, acouple of years back, the hilt started to work loose and I was able to get it to Camillus for a full refit just before they went under.

    COD
     
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    Thanks Hoosier,I just ordered ten!
     
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    I'm impressed!
     
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