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Topic: Leather Quiver (technically a bag)  (Read 504 times)
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« on: May 28, 2017 12:06:18 PM »

I continue in my series of posting past projects!

I took a lesson in leather working at a game convention a few years ago, and my friend asked me to make him a quiver for his SCA persona. This was my first real leather working project, so I am happy with how it turned out. This was intended to be a 12th century Moorish quiver, and was based on images from books and google search. I simplified it a bit in the decoration as it was my first project.  

I started with some plain, vegetable tanned leather, and cut out the basic shape:

I created a pocket, and did some tooling and dyeing:

Then I punched my stitching holes and stitched the sides. I added straps so it would hang from a belt. Thimbles are your friend when working with think leather; I caved and bought a few after wearing a hole in one of my fingers! I found the silicone/rubber ones with the metal tips extremely useful as you can push with the metal part and get a proper grip on your needle with the silicone part. I finished my leather with dubbin, which is just a mixture of petroleum and animal fat of some type. Its sold in the shoe polish section. I find it easier to work with than oils.

First belt test:

With arrows:

Action shot!

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017 06:22:15 PM »

wow! this is really beautiful. love the action shot as well!

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017 10:05:29 AM »

This is amazing! Lovely work.
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