This is actual age and not a treatment process. This half hide was pulled from a warehouse. At one time I assume it was a whole hide used for a project. The remaining half hide has probably been moved and stacked hundreds of times over the years. This created a natural weathered or aged look that only comes with time. Needless to say I only have a limited number on these, Maybe 20 or 25 wraps.
These wraps will look great on any hilt, even if you're going for a clean look. But if you're doing weathered or worn that's even better.
If you have any question just let me know. Thanks for looking.
I have a really nice butter soft leather to add later today. The color is listed as Sun flower. Its looks like a natural hide color..like a Camel color. Its unfinished, so it will take darkening or weathering very well.
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5