Why I love good leather

by Catoosa, Friday, November 18, 2011, 22:52 (2527 days ago)

Stopped by one of my local hangouts yesterday and found an OLD Bucheimer-Clark "Detective" holster in Tim's junk box. Battered and scarred and dirty, but the stiching was still good and the leather was still firm and stiff. Couldn't even tell what it might fit, but for $3 I wasn't going to throw it back in the box.

Cleaned it last night with saddle soap and a soft brush, and discovered it was for a 2" K-frame Smith. Just happened to have one, so I stuck it in a Baggie and wet-molded the holster to it. This morning I worked the holster over with leather conditioner and Scuff Cover, followed by a light waxing and a horsehair brush. I'm wearing it right now, and it carries the little Model 10 perfectly. A real retro rig.

You just can't do that with nylon or Kydex.

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