Why does kydex cost as much as leather?

Why does kydex cost as much as leather?

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    Why does kydex cost as much as leather?

    When I was looking into buying another holster I was looking at both kydex and leather.

    Could someone educate me as to why a kydex holster should cost me the same or more then a leather holster?

    It seems to me that the it would take more time, labor and material to make a leather holster then it would a kydex one.

    I ended up getting a leather one from K&D because it not only is cheaper in price, I think it is a very high quality piece of craftsmanship.

    So much so I have ordered 3 more. One for me and 2 for my wife.
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    It shouldn't! OTOH, I don't see any $100+ kydex holsters, so... It depends very much on your application, and where you want to carry, as to how cost-effective one can be, compared to the other.

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    What brands of Kydex were you looking at? Most of the ones I see are about half the price of a decent leather holster. Also what kind of gun, maybe that has something to do with it?

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    Kydex = Tacticool.

    I guess you're talking about Blackhawk type holsters, they are probably selling as fast as they can make them so they charge what the market will stand.

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