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Very nice, is that hand stitched or machine stitched? All it needs now is a bit of weathering that they get from being strapped to your belt for a couple of years. Booger the oiling, I just like the natural petina the leather gets from just being there day in and day out. I think use and movement preserves the leather more than all the oiling.

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Very very nice Darryl. Fine talent you have and great to see you're not wasting it. Did you make the knife as well?

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Hand stitched , killed the deer last I used for handle. Lawnmower blade for knife. I just used tge torch to treat the blade and temper it. I prefer to hammer out a blade but that adds considerable time. Raw leather needs at least 1 good oiling to set the pores , I to prefer natural look . I will put it on the dash of my truck a few days and sun will darken it
 

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M-5":11dnyw2h said:
Hand stitched , killed the deer last I used for handle. Lawnmower blade for knife. I just used tge torch to treat the blade and temper it. I prefer to hammer out a blade but that adds considerable time. Raw leather needs at least 1 good oiling to set the pores , I to prefer natural look . I will put it on the dash of my truck a few days and sun will darken it

Very nice uniform stitching, could have fooled me.

Ken
 

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