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Weekend holster

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by mt_hangglider, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. mt_hangglider


    Jan 19, 2009
    Happy Monday! :D Thought I'd share my weekend project with you guys. This is actually kind of special since it's the first paid work I've accepted in the two or three years I've been doing leather. I've traded work for work but never an outright sale. This guy approached me just the right way by saying he wanted a 5" 1911 holster made but he'd let me decide the materials (so long as it was dark), didn't care about the cost, how long it took, etc. Basically no pressure whatsoever. Anyway, without further ado, this is the result. Hope everyone has a great week!


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  2. usmc0341


    Jun 14, 2007
    Beautiful work! Is that shark?
  3. just-a-hunter

    just-a-hunter KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 5, 2015

  4. Macan


    Apr 7, 2014
    Very nice!
  5. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator

    Nov 30, 2001
    very nice!
  6. mt_hangglider


    Jan 19, 2009
    Thank you! It is.



  7. sheathmaker

    sheathmaker Custom Leather Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2005
    I can't even imagine it being any better than that. One of the best I've ever seen.

  8. rgepting


    Feb 1, 2007
    Great looking Holster
  9. High Standard

    High Standard Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2017
    Really nice work. I'm sure you'll be getting more orders once his buddies see his. I love the Shark on the front panel.
  10. mt_hangglider


    Jan 19, 2009
    Thank you Paul! That means a lot coming from you sir! By the way, I'm sure you're not lacking for clientele but I had a high end knife collector contact me the other day about a fixed blade sheath. I told him if it were me, I'd talk to the best there is and gave him your contact info. :thumbup:

    Thank you sir! When I first got into leather, your website was part of the inspiration to start doing it myself. You do extremely nice work.

    Thank you! I'm sure, lol. I don't want the word to get out too much as I've already got a full time day job. Seems like there is enough demand out there to do leather work full time if a person wanted to though. Maybe someday.
  11. Eaglestroker


    Mar 7, 2011
    The polish on those edges really oozes through the screen. GREAT work!
  12. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Gorgeous Chad. You be there buddy. Can't think of anything to do better. Wow.

    It can be done. For many years I had a full time job, a lot of the time two full time jobs. Did leather on the side. That way when you are ready to go full time you already have a customer base built up.
  13. mt_hangglider


    Jan 19, 2009
    Thank you sir! I've really been focusing a lot of energy on edges and it's definitely starting to pay off.

    Thank you Dave, that means a lot coming from you as well! That's what I figure. Resisted selling anything for a long time (not for lack of offers) but I've finally come to a place where I don't mind doing some limited projects here and there for some extra cash. You're exactly right, whenever I decide it's time for a career change or a retirement gig, I'll have a lot of experience and customers already built up.
  14. claude scott

    claude scott making custom sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 28, 2011
    Really nice lots of class Thanks for showing
  15. Jody744


    Jan 8, 2009
    The back panel is incredible also!

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