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Old 10-22-2017, 04:57 PM
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What is a good source for leather and leather working tools? My little knife needs a new sheath and it should be a good simple project to try. Should I buy something in a kit, or is it like a reloading kit where you don't actually get what you want in the long run?
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:10 PM
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Just give one of us knifemakers a PM. We could probably work you in.
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Usually the kit packages load you with a lot of seldom used tools. Once you start doing a bit of leather work you will find that your go-to tools will be just a small number of handtools (many you already have laying around and most of the rest you can make yourself). I'd suggest, if you are just getting into this, take a short class in sheath making from a local knifemaker or leather worker. It will give you a hands on lesson that will help you decide what you really need and don't need. Just a headsup, although Tandy's has a lot of decent tools, they also have a lot of junk - if it says "Deluxe" or "preferred" it really means "we like your money". They do offer great little one-day classes if you can find the right one you can learn a lot.
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You might want to check with the Flint River Knife Club. They often have sheath making demos (I've done a few for them) at their meetings and they meet on your side of Atlanta. Great organization to get connected with if you like/use/collect knives. Really great group of folks, I know most of them.
I also teach a one day class at my shop but it's a bit of a chore to get through Atlanta these days....75 is just a long parking lot most any day now including weekends. However if you are interested just pm me and we'll see what we can work out.
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Usually the kit packages load you with a lot of seldom used tools. Once you start doing a bit of leather work you will find that your go-to tools will be just a small number of handtools (many you already have laying around and most of the rest you can make yourself). I'd suggest, if you are just getting into this, take a short class in sheath making from a local knifemaker or leather worker. It will give you a hands on lesson that will help you decide what you really need and don't need. Just a headsup, although Tandy's has a lot of decent tools, they also have a lot of junk - if it says "Deluxe" or "preferred" it really means "we like your money". They do offer great little one-day classes if you can find the right one you can learn a lot.
Thanks. That is what I suspected.
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