Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi everyone I hope you are all well. Sorry for the long absence, I've been incredibly busy with work for the last 2 years and I haven't been able to do much crafting. I finally managed to get around to making a holster. I normally make my own pattern using graph paper but since it's very hard to get hold of a gun over here in the UK I bought a 1911 pattern pack from Tandy. I think it turned out ok. I would have liked to embellish it with exotic skins like ray or shark but this time around I went with tooling so it matches my sheath that I made a while back. The knife is a Busse Battle Grade Active Duty it's a great all arounder for camping, fishing etc... I took it to my fishing weekend away in Ely with my best friend. Good times, cigar, whiskey, barbecue, hot tub, my girlfriend, dogs... couldn't get any better. Caught 4 fishes as well (last pic). The outer shell is latigo which is a combination tanned calf leather. It ages really well, supple, and any nicks will rub out easily, best of all the edge slicks really nicely. The lining is a beige kip side(please ignore the little bit of burn at the back, I should have used a gentle flame to singe the ends and not a jet lighter). The thread is 1mm Havana tan Ritza 25 aka tiger thread. Thank you all for reading and I hope you all have a lovely day.