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SauronTD
02-02-2011, 04:05 PM
Took them to a local leather shop and brought them home looking like this, LMK what you think!

Jamie Shakespeare
02-02-2011, 04:23 PM
Hi sauronTD, the picture isn't showing up, could you post is some other way please?

SauronTD
02-02-2011, 04:29 PM
Hi sauronTD, the picture isn't showing up, could you post is some other way please?
I posted a clickable link, try it out.

Jamie Shakespeare
02-02-2011, 04:31 PM
it's still not working, try uploading it possibly?

Jamie Shakespeare
02-02-2011, 04:34 PM
Working now, they look AMAZING! congratulations, post some more close-ups if you can, everyone here will love those I'm sure

SauronTD
02-02-2011, 04:34 PM
it's still not working, try uploading it possibly?
One more time!

Deimos
02-02-2011, 05:15 PM
Took them to a local leather shop and brought them home looking like this, LMK what you think!

I think.....I think, Sauron, that I'm not the only one that wants to know exactly what was done to those scabbards.

That is an absolutely amazing transformation. :thumbs_up:thumbs_up:thumbs_up

And we wants it for our White Knives scabbards too, yes we do.

So, 1) how was it done?

2) What is the name, address and phone number of the shop that did it?

3) Not to be too crass about it, how much did it set you back?

SauronTD
02-02-2011, 05:21 PM
I think.....I think, Sauron, that I'm not the only one that wants to know exactly what was done to those scabbards.

That is an absolutely amazing transformation. :thumbs_up:thumbs_up:thumbs_up

And we wants it for our White Knives scabbards too, yes we do.

So, 1) how was it done?

2) What is the name, address and phone number of the shop that did it?

3) Not to be too crass about it, how much did it set you back?

1) They were dyed using spray on leather dye, used for covering up dark colors, its was done is several layers using 4 shades of white. Gives it a nice contrast when viewed up close.

2) I'll get the info and pm it to you

3) Only 25 bucks

Deimos
02-02-2011, 05:26 PM
1) They were dyed using spray on leather dye, used for covering up dark colors, its was done is several layers using 4 shades of white. Gives it a nice contrast when viewed up close.

2) I'll get the info and pm it to you

3) Only 25 bucks

So did you pop off the hardware first? Or did the shop pop it off?

And who applied the gold filligree design on the white leather? You or the shop?

SauronTD
02-02-2011, 05:29 PM
So did you pop off the hardware first? Or did the shop pop it off?

And who applied the gold filligree design on the white leather? You or the shop?
I did the gold, just some quick paint pen work, I gonna get some gold leafing material this weekend to experiment with. We took the hardware off at the shop, it came off pretty easy and left almost no damage to the leather, not that it matters since it gets covered up. If anybody is intrested in having this done pm me and I will check with the shop to make sure they would want to some more.

Jamanticus
02-02-2011, 05:58 PM
That is very impressive to say the least!

Congratulations on a set of much more beautiful scabbards, SauronTD!

Thranduil
02-02-2011, 07:56 PM
I must be missing something.
The only photo I've got here is a .jpg in the OP and the scabbards look totally gray.
I'd like to see these as much as anyone, especially because others here whom I trust seem to be impressed.
Where is this clickable link you mentioned?

Fingolfin
02-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Well at least they look like they're supposed to now! Very cool indeed, yesss it is very nice. Sooo bright, sooo.....beautiful.

Alright maybe not that beautiful.



Could just be bad lighting, Thrand. Or could it be that you've done something totally more completely awesomish to your LFK Scabbards and you're just dying to tell us about it?

Alexander
02-02-2011, 08:58 PM
I must be missing something.
The only photo I've got here is a .jpg in the OP and the scabbards look totally gray.
I'd like to see these as much as anyone, especially because others here whom I trust seem to be impressed.
Where is this clickable link you mentioned?

I think its because of the flash, need to see in natural light but they still look good.

Deimos
02-02-2011, 10:59 PM
I must be missing something.
The only photo I've got here is a .jpg in the OP and the scabbards look totally gray.
I'd like to see these as much as anyone, especially because others here whom I trust seem to be impressed.
Where is this clickable link you mentioned?


You are right Thrandy, they do appear grey. But I don'trust colors on any monitors to be accurate.

That being said, I know from my own research on leatherwork sites that dyeing leather from darker to lighter can be iffy, in that it might not turn out to be quite the color one envisioned.

So I guess only Sauron TD can accurately answer this question:

Sauron, are the scabbards tend to be more white than grey, or more grey than white?

SauronTD
02-02-2011, 11:54 PM
You are right Thrandy, they do appear grey. But I don'trust colors on any monitors to be accurate.

That being said, I know from my own research on leatherwork sites that dyeing leather from darker to lighter can be iffy, in that it might not turn out to be quite the color one envisioned.

So I guess only Sauron TD can accurately answer this question:

Sauron, are the scabbards tend to be more white than grey, or more grey than white?
They are very white, but not like pure white, more of a bone/ivory color. I'm gonna take some good pics of them tomorrow in better light.

Deimos
02-03-2011, 01:53 AM
They are very white, but not like pure white, more of a bone/ivory color. I'm gonna take some good pics of them tomorrow in better light.

Oooooo, better and better....:)

I think every one of us knows what 'bone/ ivory' white looks like.

Thrandy, Sauron's answer satisfies me to a T.

Now I just hope that leather shop is willing to do more than just one dye job....right now can't think of a better way to spend $25.

Thranduil
02-03-2011, 05:40 AM
As far as the overall appearance is concerned they are far better than the dark brown.
The gold filligree looks great.
The gray appearance is what threw me off, so I was hoping there might be other shots available ( I got the impression from the first few posts that there was other shots or a link to more pics).
Can't wait to see the new photos. Natural light would probably help a lot since flashes can shine right through top coats and bounce back the under coating (which is probably what happened here).

Fingolfin
02-03-2011, 01:33 PM
This is making me want to buy these scabbards and have them redone. Musn't spend the money, too risky, too risky!

am.dk
02-03-2011, 02:26 PM
fingo,a 25 bucks remoduficasion.dont need to sacrefice youer Økonommy

Thranduil
02-03-2011, 03:39 PM
Keep your focus on Rivendell first Fin. If that's already saved for, then move on the scabbards.:)

Fingolfin
02-03-2011, 03:41 PM
Problem is, am, I'd have to buy the Scabbards first! :P

Thrand, I'm almost there. I'm hoping it stays at 400 bucks. I'm almost able to do that.

MorgulMike
02-03-2011, 05:06 PM
On my screen, the scabbards are definately white. Beautiful job!

SauronTD
02-03-2011, 06:25 PM
Ok guys, the weather was to bad today for outside pics so I snapped this one with no flash and the Gandalf the white's scabbard for comparison.

Jamanticus
02-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Nice work goldifying the tooling as well! Is it possible for these to be dyed a more beige, off-white color? Something like this?

http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Elf/Legolas/Kit/WKnife/Leg_Dag_sj_med_orig.jpg

Fingolfin
02-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Those are pretty white indeed. Very cool. :thumbs_up

Jamie Shakespeare
02-03-2011, 06:35 PM
They look FANTASTIC, seriously I'd love a pair of those, just need to get another set of scabbards! Congratulations SauronTD

Thranduil
02-04-2011, 05:38 AM
Much better pic!
They look great:thumbs_up