That rig looks great...congratulations!
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Did you break your machine??? I made a sharky for myself. For some reason, my camera stopped taking pictures worth a darn. I'll get a picture up soon enough.
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That rig looks great...congratulations!
real nice Rhome!
That's nice, and the grips are a nice touch.
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The stingray's remarkably durable, multi-patterned and colored skin also attracted early craftsmen believing this power could be transmitted into their craft.
The earliest civilizations believed the stingray brought strength and power to anyone who
The backbone, resembling clusters of white pearls, was thought to be a protector of good luck and prosperity.
Egyptian craftsmen prized the beauty and durability of the stingray skin by fashioning armor and other decorative items.
These were discovered in the tombs of ancient pharaohs.
Han and Shogun Samurai also used the raw skins for armor as well as handles on their Samurai swords.
In more contemporary times, 18th century French artisan Jean-Claude Galuchat fashioned the stingray skin for Louis XV into several commodities such as sheaths, wig cases and snuff boxes.
Others colored the skins and combined them with precious metals to make various crafts.
But it was an American leather artisan, Rhome, who took the craft to new heights.
In 2007 his American studio produced beautiful holsters veneered with stingray leather.
Rhome's holsters are the highest quality handcrafted stingray leather and the mystical properties of the holster will protect you even if your firearm cannot.
OK...so.....I changed it around a little bit!
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Nice looking...how do you make the 'leather' grips attach firmly?(backing?)...as strong as wood or ivory, etc.?
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Very nicely done, Rhome!
Now stop posting and go sharpen all your tools; I know they need it!
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Beautiful work, Rhome. I'd like to hear more about the grips, too. That's quite a combo!
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Beautifully crafted! Magnificent! :) How dare you come out with this AMAZING BEAUTY AFTER you just completed my holster :( ;) Might have to reconsider on my next order... hmmm...
Keep up the great work bud...
Hey, that would match my wallet..........now if I can just get shoes & a purse to match.....(just my feminine side coming out)......now where's the beer & football.
Stingray holds up very well!
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That is a very nice looking holster. As mentioned earlier, I would have a hard time covering that thing up. I would definately have to show it off.
Wow guy's I'm touched . Well maybe touched in the head My wife says I'm loco in the cabesa , but I truly love working the leather, so Thank You all for your comments.
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Rhome, I think you might just have a calling to be a Leather Craftsman. I Really liked the way the center piece centered up and all the edges of the holster and cuts for belt loops edges look to be turned and smoothed. Now start figgering out how to do BullFrog.