Well, once again the Missus finds herself apologizin' for her lack of bloggin'.
I know it's been a long dry spell for those of you who look forward to
updates on Mr. Legendary Leather's craftin', and for that, I am deeply
sorrowful. He continues to receive new referrals for his leather work as
well as continued requests from some of his old faithful followers.
There have been many times that we have showcased his work requested
by one of his most tried and true customers, Ron Stein AKA Tupelo Flash (The
Cowboys of Norco). Tupelo continues to push the limits of Mr. Legendary
Leather's craftin' skills. As a result, there have been some mighty fine
creations as he's pushed the 'leather envelope' and had to think outside the box.
Some of you may remember that Mr. Legendary Leather's bovine craftin' came
about the way of his love of knives. Some of his collectibles were store-bought
and others were handmade by the Mister himself. And what's a knife without a
sheath? His earlier creations were primitive, but served their purpose.
And while most of Tupelo's requests are 'leather' in nature, as of late, he has
requested some updating on knives that he already owns as well as requesting
some new creations made from scratch. The knife below was one that Tupelo
already had in his collection. Apologies for not having a 'before' photo to
compare, but Tupelo requested 'blueing' of the blade and tacks added to the handle.
A mighty fine knife, however by making the adjustments requested by Tupelo,
the overall look of the knife 'ages' it, enabling it to blend in better with the old west.
Tupelo's other request required making a knife from the ground up. To do this,
Mr. Legendary Leather purchased a knife blade and blade guard. He then used a
piece of elk horn that he already had to make the handle.
He aged the elk horn by soaking it in coffee. By adding the tacks, he's
once again taken the handle to the realm of the old west, proving that the
transition from leather to knife is an easy one for the Mister.
Many thanks to Tupelo for his continued, generous support and
faith in Mr. Legendary Leather's craftin' skills!