Just to please the eye.

This is a discussion on Just to please the eye. within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; During one of my searches for another pic, remembered I had these. I have posted them before IIRC on THR but reckon as how most ...

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    Just to please the eye.

    During one of my searches for another pic, remembered I had these. I have posted them before IIRC on THR but reckon as how most of us enjoy the aesthetics of nice leatherwork, thus the post.

    We have to go back about 20 years - they were made, well ''assembled'' by a leatherworker friend who mainly made bags and luggage. I say ''assembled'' because I do claim some credit for the designs and I cut out most of the leather. He tho did by far do all the ''hard stuff''

    The first one was made for my original M27 - which I used for practical revo sometimes, plus just general open carry at the range. The spare holster is actually the first we made, and it fits on belt as a cross draw. That tho was no good for compo's so - made the strong side one too.

    The other rig was I guess a sorta hunting rig really for my then 7 1/2" Redhawk.... mostly used again for carry at the range.

    Holsters are lined with suede, as also is the backside of the belts.

    I have never been into CAS but still very much like ''traditional'' holsters. They don't see so much use now but, I still enjoy looking at them.





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    Thumbs up Really Exceptional

    I loved the raised scroll pattern. Neat!
    Oh man...Leather is great stuff.
    So beautiful when the work is nicely done!
    Thanks for posting the pics Chris.

    Really nice coloration on the leather BTW.

    Also: just a slight addition.
    Anybody that LOVES & Appreciates looking at fine, vintage leather holsters in combination with great old sixshooters...ABSOLUTELY should buy the "coffee table book" PACKING IRON by R. C. Rattenbury

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    Oh my QK - NICE - what a classic rig. There we also have another aspect I admire so much - really good tooling.

    Kevin of K&D is great at doing that too.
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    That looks like a sweet book

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    P95Carry:

    I always enjoy seeing the pictures of that holster/gun belt when you show them. The craftsmanship is wonderful.

    QKShooter:

    The book, Packing Iron, shows a great history of the different rigs that folks wore. It's often used as a resource by those who make gun rigs for the cowboy action shooters.

    I, too, enjoy tooling a design onto a holster and making the cowboy gun rigs. Here's a couple of my favorites:






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    Thumbs up They Are Great K~Man

    Thanks for putting up your holster & belt photographs.
    Tooling leather is a great hobby.
    Very rewarding.
    Hey...you are making some really nice Western Style Holsters!
    Beautiful!
    I really like the old Mexican tooling styles also.

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    Those are some nice rigs!!
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    Nice rigs fellas!
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