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Old 06-08-2018, 09:28 PM
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I love the simple beauty of leather holsters and am starting to realize that I want more of them. Some of my favorites I don’t even have guns that fit them. And while I do appreciate the look and artistry of carved holsters, I think I like the smooth leather even more. They just have that glow about them that I can stare at all evening.

I just picked up this one from Colorado Saddlery and it just has “that glow”.



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While I made a business of holsters, including carved and tooled versions, my personal preference has always been for plain oiled-tan leather. Nothing else satisfies that little spot inside me that identifies the quality of a well-made leather holster, that satin-glow, the perfectly burnished edges, the perfect forming work.

I have a few that qualify for duty at any nice barbeque party, but most of my working holsters are very plain (until you start noticing the details).
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While I made a business of holsters, including carved and tooled versions, my personal preference has always been for plain oiled-tan leather. Nothing else satisfies that little spot inside me that identifies the quality of a well-made leather holster, that satin-glow, the perfectly burnished edges, the perfect forming work.

I have a few that qualify for duty at any nice barbeque party, but most of my working holsters are very plain (until you start noticing the details).
And I can attest to what Lobo says. Here is a T3P with dog ear
he made for me several years ago. Perfection!
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I hear you.

I have a Galco belt slide and shoulder rig for my work gun (Sig 229) and an Avenger for my 1911.

Quality Leather is a joy.

I've started to roll my own holsters and knife sheaths. My first holster effort is more prototype and "form over function" as it's a pocket holster. Doesn't look like much but it works well:



Next I think I'll make a belt with a split lining that will act as a holster.

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Old 06-09-2018, 09:24 AM
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While I made a business of holsters, including carved and tooled versions, my personal preference has always been for plain oiled-tan leather. Nothing else satisfies that little spot inside me that identifies the quality of a well-made leather holster, that satin-glow, the perfectly burnished edges, the perfect forming work.

I have a few that qualify for duty at any nice barbeque party, but most of my working holsters are very plain (until you start noticing the details).
And nothing smells as good as a new leather holster !

In the 60's my favorite cologne was " English Leather" !
I'm a wannabe leather worker who didn't quite have the skills for carving. But I did learn how to do some fancy lacing .
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You are absolutely right!!!! I purchased this one from The Sand Burr Gun Ranch. It has a stainless steel inner liner so the holster can not loose it's shape. It was designed by Denny (owner) and Horseshoe Hill Leather out of Claypool Indiana.
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And then there’s these simple, but beautiful old Heisers I got from turnerriver. I happen to be admiring these this evening. Beautiful leather, I may have a problem!?




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It ain't smooth BUT I understand " Glow" This one glows along with my 1947 birth year K-22





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I don't see a problem either... but I do see the "glow".
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That’s a great looking holster OP! I too have the affliction of accumulating leather holders for my wheelguns.
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I just bought a Bianchi 5 bh tan leather with thumb-break holster for my K frames and my Ruger Security Six, it was on sale at Optics Planet for $45. Seems to be a high quality holster and it looks really good!
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Well made oil tanned holsters are an art form as are knife sheaths. I love em.
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I've been using Blackrock Leather 'n' Rich and it does a nice job on the
holsters. Only minor complaint is it leaves them kinda sticky for a while.
Our friend Red Nichols sent me a picture of a holster with a particularly
nice shine or glow, so I asked him what he uses.

He uses Fiebing's Tan-Kote. I got some at Tandys and tried it.
I like it. Here, below, is my Heiser HHH (457) FBI holster that I treated
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I also love leather, my vintage strong pancake holster with my 19-3
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I've been using Blackrock Leather 'n' Rich and it does a nice job on the

holsters. Only minor complaint is it leaves them kinda sticky for a while.

Our friend Red Nichols sent me a picture of a holster with a particularly

nice shine or glow, so I asked him what he uses.



He uses Fiebing's Tan-Kote. I got some at Tandys and tried it.

I like it. Here, below, is my Heiser HHH (457) FBI holster that I treated

with it and it turned out pretty good. I wish I had saved a "before" photo.


I actually use Renaissance wax and really like the results.


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Not a big nylon fan but I do keep an old Bianchi Ranger model, probably the best of the nylon holsters ever offered:




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Love that leather. Mine are plain but functional.
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