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by The Oracle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard

Thank you my friend. So I put the finishing touches on it today. As we speak I have some leather conditioner soaking in and the scabbard is stuffed with newspaper to keep it open. I will take one final picture before I send it off. On a side note this also continues a tradition that I started severa...
by The Oracle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard

Thank you my friend. For me the backstory of a piece is part of the fun. Without a little history it is just making something. With a story it comes to life for me as the maker.
by The Oracle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard

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View from the top
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Complete with straps
by The Oracle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard

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Sewn end cap
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Stitching it together
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Checking the fit
by The Oracle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard

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Stitching the keepers
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Stitching the belt
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Completed belt
by The Oracle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Guns, Ammunition and Explosives
Topic: The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard
Replies: 8
Views: 109

The U.S Army Saddle Scabbard

I was asked by a friend to recreate a WWII motorcycle scabbard. This led me to research the history and types of scabbards that were common in the U.S. Army. Although commercial saddle scabbards started to show up in the 1870s, the movies would have us believe that the rifle saddle scabbard had been...
by The Oracle
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Retro-Wear
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Footwear

Herb,

One thing I forgot to mention is that the half sole and heel on these are vibram and have some traction unlike the cork sole of the Alden or leather of a dress shoe or roper.
by The Oracle
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Retro-Wear
Topic: Footwear
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Footwear

So I know many people love the Alden Indy boot. However, some may not want to pull the trigger on a $500 pair of boots, or perhaps it is just not your style. So, I am starting this thread so to put up some reviews of shoes/boots you might be wearing. I am going to start us off by reviewing the Danne...
by The Oracle
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Fedoras and other hats...
Topic: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.
Replies: 31
Views: 1711

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

I didn’t really think about it from Blackthorn’s point of view, but that does put it in a different light. Now, all that aside, don’t get me wrong I did like the movie. The question for you guys is, did Joe die from his injuries? I say yes. He had to die or get the girl in the end.
by The Oracle
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Fedoras and other hats...
Topic: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.
Replies: 31
Views: 1711

Re: Fedoras in Films Not Involving A Bull Whip.

BTW, I finally got to see all of Tokyo Joe. I enjoyed it but I think the only thing I didn’t like was the lack of chemistry between Bogey and Florence Marly‘s character.