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AK, almost done

Discussion in 'Armoralleather' started by leatherman, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Almost done, one that has been in progress far too long, but I hope is well worth the wait.
     

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  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    :thumbup: Looks great Dwayne!

    Thanks,
    Gus
     
  3. tedwca

    tedwca

    Dec 10, 2005
    Pretty slick. It's pretty cool to see the evolution of your AK sheaths.
     
  4. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Thanks guys! :D

    Polishing the edges now, soooooo much edge on these things, soooo much sanding then discovering flaws and sanding again. Hours of work on these beasts.
     
  5. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Gorgeous! Somebody's gonna be real happy with that.
     
  6. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Thank you! :D

    I hope to get an updated picture tomorrow if all goes well. I haven't had much time with it the last few days.

    The final series of antiqes will happen this week! This will pull together the carving and make it stand out better.
     
  7. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Still needing a few more finishing waxes, but pretty much done!! Shown with the removable ring, that unfortunately is no longer being made by my current supplier, but I am on the search! If the weather cooperates, and the wax cures properly, I'll have this one out the door very soon!


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  8. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Finally done,

    Just applied the final finish, a really really good oil/wax mix that I've been very happy with these past few months. Combined with my favorite hard liquid wax its an unbeatable team.

    I know, hard liquid, but it works and is logical. Its a thin liquid at first and penetrates deep then dried to a nice mellow finish. The wax/oil finishing touch adds a flexible top coat that keeps everything nice and well fed.

    I will not ever use a sealer, like an acrylic or lacquer. Might as well strangle that leather.
     
  9. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2008
    That is a work of art.
     
  10. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Thank you Sled! :D
     
  11. Diomedes Industries

    Diomedes Industries

    Mar 19, 2007
    Your flame dye job is ridiculous and should be banned in most states. Well done brother.

    Jason
     
  12. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    :D Thanks man, I appreciate it.
     
  13. zombieassassin

    zombieassassin

    Feb 1, 2015
    Wow Dwayne! Just overlooking these threads.....you are a crafty man my friend. I love your work.
     
  14. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Thanks man! :D
     

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