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Rifle scabbard stitch question

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by kossetx, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. kossetx


    Apr 11, 2017
    Howdy folks, A question for you leather experts. I'm not a leather worker but I do dabble. I have this Hunter saddle scabbard. Where the lather would touch the scabbard the thread has really rotted but all over is isn't strong. It's so rotted in areas I can't pull the stitch. My first thought was cotton thread but a test shows it to be nylon. Is this common?

    Also, can anyone point me to a good leather forum. I need to step up my game.

    Thanks, pete
  2. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Hunter is famous for really over oiling their leather. I had a Hunter holster couple of million years ago and it was bad. Ya could restitch it if ya want. Nylon or poly thread would work and you'd get some more use out of it. Or, you could build your own. They are relatively simple to construct. Be a good place to start upping your game. I'd be glad to help. I make a lot of them. This is about a good a place as any to learn. Read lots of back pages and the stickies at the top.

    Here's a couple.



    It's not the thread that is the issue with your scabbard it's the oversaturation of the oils in my opinion.

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