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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #960 on: June 07, 2022, 08:51:41 AM »
Thank you Marshal. Took me a bit but I think I have finally found a swivel knife that I like best.

The first was a Hobby Lobby cheap knife. Honestly, its horrible.
Then I bought a Duane Watts and it is a good knife. Only the blade swivels. Maybe with a straight blade I could get used to it more.
Then was the Craftool Pro. I like it also and was getting used to it but was making an order with Barry King so I went ahead and got his swivel knife with the 3/8" barrel and right away found it to feel very comfortable in the hand. The blades come super sharp already. Stropped it a little and it works like a charm. Now that I can cut maybe my stamping will improve to follow.
Good tools do make a difference. That Barry King swivel knife is probably as good as they can be. That's a purchase you will enjoy every time you pick it up.

For floral stamping, like on your knife sheath, I like a 4 oz mallet and for bigger stamps, like basket weaves and such, an 8 oz one. I used rawhide for years but eventually settled on synthetic ones. Both work great but I like the feel of the synthetic ones better. The secret is to find something that is comfortable for you.


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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #961 on: June 07, 2022, 09:01:40 AM »
Good tools do make a difference. That Barry King swivel knife is probably as good as they can be. That's a purchase you will enjoy every time you pick it up.

For floral stamping, like on your knife sheath, I like a 4 oz mallet and for bigger stamps, like basket weaves and such, an 8 oz one. I used rawhide for years but eventually settled on synthetic ones. Both work great but I like the feel of the synthetic ones better. The secret is to find something that is comfortable for you.



I have one of those Yellow hobby mauls but did pick up a 20oz Barry King round head maul also. Its heavier than the yellow one but not as heavy as my Craftool Maul which I think is around 2lbs.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #962 on: June 07, 2022, 09:14:21 AM »
I have one of those Yellow hobby mauls but did pick up a 20oz Barry King round head maul also. Its heavier than the yellow one but not as heavy as my Craftool Maul which I think is around 2lbs.
Here's the 8 oz one I got a few years ago. It's a cheapie but sure does the trick. The description says 10-1/2 oz but that includes the handle. The head weighs about 8 oz. The 4 oz one I made myself from a piece of UHMW I got off ebay because I couldn't find a synthetic one.

Edit: although not one I bought, I did a quick search and found this 4 oz one on Amazon if you were interested in trying a light one.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #963 on: June 07, 2022, 10:04:34 AM »
Here's the 8 oz one I got a few years ago. It's a cheapie but sure does the trick. The description says 10-1/2 oz but that includes the handle. The head weighs about 8 oz. The 4 oz one I made myself from a piece of UHMW I got off ebay because I couldn't find a synthetic one.

Edit: although not one I bought, I did a quick search and found this 4 oz one on Amazon if you were interested in trying a light one.

Thats the yellow one I have. It works well and is the one I have used most often.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #964 on: June 07, 2022, 10:46:54 AM »
Thats the yellow one I have. It works well and is the one I have used most often.
Cool. It looks like the rawhide one I used to use. It had good balance.

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« Reply #965 on: July 01, 2022, 04:39:36 PM »
My father came over and he had him a nice little Walther .22 pistol that he wanted a holster for. He didn't want anything fancy. Just something quick and easy and small.

I was able to use a piece of scrap I had and a few min later we had him a holster cut out. I sewed a very simple belt loop on the back, burnished the edges lightly, sewed up the pouch, wet molded it and let it dry for a while. Then I sprayed it with some Fiebings Saddle Lac and called it done. He was happy and it only cost me about an hours time spend with Dad.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #966 on: July 01, 2022, 05:07:00 PM »
Man, I envy you. I would give anything to have another hour with my Dad.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #967 on: July 01, 2022, 05:21:32 PM »
Looks really good, Rube. It suits that little PPK well.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #968 on: July 02, 2022, 07:20:17 AM »
Man, I envy you. I would give anything to have another hour with my Dad.

No truer word has been spoken

that's very nice holster too
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« Reply #969 on: July 03, 2022, 07:25:05 AM »
Thanks guys. I know how lucky I am to have him still. In 2003 while in his Police Car he had a massive heart attack. He called in for help and passed out. They treated it like an officer down situation and rushed him to the hospital which was about 40 min from his house. They shocked him 16 times to get him back. He should by all accounts be gone but he is still here. He has a defibrillator since then and I am happy for him to be alive and able to come visit me. He is currently down visiting for about a month.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #970 on: July 22, 2022, 07:15:01 AM »
This is a copy of a costrel - a medieval drink container - from the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's flagship.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #971 on: July 22, 2022, 09:01:29 AM »
That's fantastic, Skeet! I like it a lot. Did you seal the inside with Brewer's Pitch so it's as usable as the original?

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #972 on: July 22, 2022, 10:09:27 AM »
Thanks. Yes - brewer's pitch.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #973 on: July 22, 2022, 12:05:14 PM »
Very nice!  I didn't know those existed.

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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #974 on: July 22, 2022, 12:20:36 PM »
Thanks. Yes - brewer's pitch.
Outstanding. I've never worked with it but one of these days I'll have to give it a go.

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« Reply #975 on: July 22, 2022, 01:07:31 PM »
Outstanding. I've never worked with it but one of these days I'll have to give it a go.

I am always learning something from the guys here. I had never heard of Brewer's Pitch until today. I just watched a couple of videos on it and now Im that much wiser. Thanks yall.

Great job on the project also.
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Re: Show Off Your Non-Cowboy Stuff Here
« Reply #976 on: July 26, 2022, 09:52:27 PM »
Skeeter, that thing looks great.  I've never heard of a costrel, but I've actually heard of brewer's pitch.  I got a new canteen a few years back and had to wax the inside of it with Parafin.  Brewer's pitch works much better on leather though I hear.  I think I could get kicked out of the Norman Oklahoma Rennaissance Fair if I had that sucker full of Port when I showed up and empty an hour later.

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