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Can You Id This Leather Please?

Discussion in 'Materials & Technique' started by krash-bang, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Hi, I'm wondering if someone can help me identify this leather.

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    Here's a close up of the texture.

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    It's black on both sides. I don't know if it was dyed or if it is the natural color.

    It's quite nice. I'm thinking of using some in a sheath. It probably would look nice. I'm wondering how durable it might be.
     
  2. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Its Ray skin, like off a sting ray. Its supposed to be very abrasion resistant but quite thin typically so is best as inlays or overwraps as opposed to a stand alone sheath material.
     
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  3. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher New Member

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    Sting ray it is. Very tough and very expensive according to another forum I checked with. I should look great as an inlay. You should be able to back it with a thicker leather to make a full sheath from it.
     
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  4. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Right on guys, thanks. I seen somewhere a katana that had some under the wrapping on the handle and it would show through a little bit, it was quite nice.

    Thanks again!
     
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  5. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    Danggg! that is nice!
     

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