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Old 04-10-2017, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by crazyphil View Post
It's easy to see the lineage John, from your Gaylord/Seventrees
to my Ken Null shown here.
Yes, Null does the 'upside down' stitching, too; but notice at the welt seam that Ken has incorporated a 'welt effect' by stitching 'round the frame in front of the trigger guard, which neither Chic nor Paris did (but the amount of 'pinch' it would add for retention would be nominal, so it's largely a styling exercise). Makers often look for a 'point of difference' in stitch patterns, such as welt and belt loop areas. In that way they become like MacDonald's 'golden arches': it's a clue to tell a consumer what to expect as to the quality of the source.
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