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PostSubject: antique store score!!!   February 10th 2018, 6:50 pm

Scored today at an antique store!! First I found a couple good books, then I scored a skinner knife similar to a green river knife, then I found a plain leather vest for $5!! I already repaired one small tear and a loose seam. It will look great with my mountain man work shirts. It has a couple small pockets so I may pop the stitching and remove them. Turned out to be a great vest, nice dark, aged color.
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 11th 2018, 7:42 am

Sounds like a nice addition to your attire.  Leather always seems to look better once it's well, broken-in.
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 13th 2018, 3:44 pm

Here are some pics of the vest and knife. I just added a mule deer antler button from a shed I found some years ago. I like those knobby bases, they make attractive buttons. Simple leather loop goes around the button to hold the vest closed.

The two exposed leather pieces that hanging down, I will add a few beads to each once I buy some.

What do you think about the pockets? I don't expect it to be 100% PC, which its not, but I actually have some uses for those pockets with the rotating capper Stony made me.

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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 13th 2018, 4:37 pm

also look for very cheap 1800/straight razors. they make the best cutting edges for cutting patches off at the muzzle there is. i never pay more than 10 dollars for mine. a patch cut off at the muzzle is much more accurate than a precut patch.
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 13th 2018, 4:46 pm

Ahhhh good idea! Save my hunting knife that's for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 13th 2018, 7:01 pm

i drill a hole in the handle and then hang them around my neck with a leather cord or nice braided cord so they are right there when i want to cut a patch off.
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 14th 2018, 7:51 am

Keep the pockets...they look fine and will probably look odd if you remove them. Add to horn buttons to each one and it will look like they belong there and will match the main button.
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 14th 2018, 1:26 pm





Its very comfortable and I like it a lot. Room in the pocket for my ball block, and the other pocket holds my capper that Stony made for me.
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 15th 2018, 6:48 am

Great color scheme with those duds! I really like the contrast the Vest creates.:rtup
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PostSubject: Re: antique store score!!!   February 20th 2018, 3:01 pm

@FrontierGander wrote:
What do you think about the pockets? I don't expect it to be 100% PC, which its not, but I actually have some uses for those pockets with the rotating capper Stony made me.

To make the pockets look more to your liking (older) remove the factory stitching and restitch with a loop style stitch by hand. This will hide the machine stitching holes Jon.

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