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Handmade Leather Artisan

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Obbi, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Friday

    Friday Well-Known Member

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    Finished up a wallet for a friend today. He wanted a version of the classic slim billfold in all veg-tan. I added a secret pocket to this design, little details like this are always fun to work into the design. info

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  2. Obbi

    Obbi Senior member

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    Obbi Good Label's evergreen Kohana wallet since 2008...

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    Working full force for AW12 designs, production in progress....

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  3. Friday

    Friday Well-Known Member

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    Made our iphone case in burgundy and black Chromexcel. Both have such a nice feel. more info
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    Friday Well-Known Member

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    Knocked out a watch strap for myself. 22mm burgundy Chromexcel with a brushed black Panerai style pre-v buckle.

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  5. Obbi

    Obbi Senior member

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    awesome strap there friday.

    This is something totally different for handmade....


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  6. Obbi

    Obbi Senior member

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    Belts, every man must have at least a good one made of real leathers...

    Thick and very durable to last until next generation.

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  7. Friday

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    Thanks Obbi! Those bags amazing. Your going to have two very happy owners.
     
  8. Friday

    Friday Well-Known Member

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    I've been really digging indigo leather lately, so I've started a little series of projects using indigo oiled nubuck that I came across a few months ago. First up, billfold with oiled indigo nubuck outer, veg tan inside...
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    Anybody own a belt from Orion? Super cheap for a full grain leather (at least advertised as such) belt. Otherwise I might just get one from the Epaulet sale (curious as to who makes them as well)
     
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    Obbi, great pics. What are your thoughts on using a Japanese style cutting knife vs a round knife?
     
  12. Obbi

    Obbi Senior member

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    Hi Friday!
    I use Japanese style skiving knife for curve cuts, round knife for straight cuts.
    Round knives gives better control and effortless for straight lines.
    Please be really careful if you are trying them :)

    The above cutting pictures, cut this curve design.

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  13. Friday

    Friday Well-Known Member

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    Very nice cuts! I use a round knife for most cuts - you're correct, they are very dangerous if not used properly. I'm really curious about the Japanese knife though, I think I'll have to give it a try soon.
     
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    ^ That chef is going to be very happy.

    Here's a long wallet we usually make out of 3oz veg tan, but we got a batch of oiled burgundy that was a bit heavier so we decided to try it out. It feels really nice and has a bit more heft than our veg tan version, but still not as bulky as the traditional biker wallets.

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    Friday Well-Known Member

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    I've been really into using the oiled indigo lately, great color for fall...
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  17. patrick_b

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    Seeking advice from you experienced & knowledgeable leather guys.

    Is this a defect that would fall into the "returnable" category? i purchased this belt at a reputable retailer (made by a reputable maker), it's veg tanned and dyed Latigo color. I'm sure both the retailer and maker would happily work with me, I just don't kow if it's a defect or character mark? I didn't notice the damage/imperfection (for lack of a better term) until I got it home and was applying a coat of conditioner.

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    I'm not concerned with the dark circle (pictured in 1st image above) but rather the imperfections along the lower edge.


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    Appreciate your thoughts.
     
  18. Friday

    Friday Well-Known Member

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    Patrick, I saw your post on Sufu as well - natural character marks of leather are one thing, but that looks a bit chewed up. I suggest talking to the store where you purchased, most shops and makers should be willing to make it right.
     
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    I got a really nice side of Olive Chromexcel, so I knocked out a couple of pieces. It's almost brown in color, then the olive really comes through in the pullup.

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