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 Post subject: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Here is a batch of holsters I have been working on for a large Vendor Order. These are a new model I call the OSSS (Old School Speed Scabbard), which is based on Lou's design. These ones feature Elephant trim, which contrasts nicely with the Antique Brown Dye.

The group photo (well, not the whole group, there's a bunch still in the dryer):

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A close up of the trim:

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The edges...I think I have finally perfected my technique, and these are easily the best that have ever come out of the shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:58 pm 
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Care to share who the vendor is, so we (I) can rush and buy one ?

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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As soon as they are ready to announce them on their site I will let you know!

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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John they are something else all together, nice work.
Can you share with us what type of dye that is it's really nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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The dye is a custom blend, not something you can buy. I mix it from Angelus Brandy, thinned with alcohol. I mix in a little black and adjust the proportions of everything until the color is right. No set formula, as it seems to change a bit every time I mix it.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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Nice. Wouldn't mind seeing the other side of your nolefthandedlove holster

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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I'll post a pic of the other side when I get the second half of the order going (Commander Rigs). It is very similar to Lou's design.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:26 am 
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John Ralston wrote:
The edges...I think I have finally perfected my technique, and these are easily the best that have ever come out of the shop.
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Those are some really great looking edges, John! Very pretty color, too. I think a lot of folks, me included, are starting to lean more toward traditional non-complex holster patterns as of late.

Nice job!

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:22 am 
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Here's a shot of the belt loop...

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:01 pm 
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OldLawman wrote:
Care to share who the vendor is, so we (I) can rush and buy one ?



They are available now...http://shopwilsoncombat.com/4-5-Shot-Leather-Triple-S-Full-Size-1911-Right-Hand-Brown-Leather_Black-Elephant-Scabbard/productinfo/LCA-5SL-TRIPLE-S/

Commander size too.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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Bought mine this afternoon as soon as I got an email from Wilson advising they were available, before I saw the latest posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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OldLawman wrote:
Bought mine this afternoon as soon as I got an email from Wilson advising they were available, before I saw the latest posts.


:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:50 am 
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OldLawman wrote:
Bought mine this afternoon as soon as I got an email from Wilson advising they were available, before I saw the latest posts.


Good thing you pulled the trigger yesterday...all 50 sold in 12 hours. :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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Well allow me to share my thoughts here. I think it is best done by just repeating what I blurted out involuntarily as I read the last few posts.

When I saw that WC was the customer buying a quantity of your holsters to put on their site, I said, "Nice!"

When I read all 50 sold out immediately I said, "Holy crap!!"

Good for you, pal!


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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:35 am 
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Ned Christiansen wrote:
When I read all 50 sold out immediately I said, "Holy crap!!"


That is exactly what I sent in my email reply...

Thanks Ned...this was much needed in order to start to right the ship. 2014 should go a bit smoother, and hopefully no health issues, unlike 2013.

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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Just received mine this afternoon.

Beautiful work. Just what one of my several Novak Colts need.

Great job, John !

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 Post subject: Re: Going 'Old School'
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OldLawman wrote:
Just received mine this afternoon.

Beautiful work. Just what one of my several Novak Colts need.

Great job, John !


Thanks! And was that ever quick...

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