Finally getting somewhat decent results with my leather work. Twice I have added red to the tooling and rub about 80% off combined with antique black results were okay, today however I had to get fancy and used liquid leaf that was brass colored. The liquid leaf was applied after the stain with a short stiff brush taking care no to get it where it wasn't needed. After sitting for a few minutes I removed excess with a paper towel by blotting, to get the high spots cleaned I wiped with a rag soaked in acetone. Some serious scrubbing took place to remove spatter in a few spots and to get the tooling too show. Tooling actually extends around to the back of the sheath so that both sides are decorated. For the inquiring minds the sheath with red stain, apply red with a stiff brush let sit for a few minutes and remove excess with a rough rag (dish cloth), then apply primary stain. I even went so far as to apply red stain to the thread groove after stitching just to see what it would look like.