Very nice, thanks for the info. I just recently learned how to make kydex holsters myself. I'll have to give this a try. Is there some special trick in cutting leather and having good clean edge? I got my leather work merit badge as a Boy Scout, but that was a while ago.
A sharp knife is an absolute necessity. New blade in the utility knife sharp, otherwise you run a bigger risk in tearing rather than cutting. They make specific tools for edging and slicking, but if you want to go a little easier route for a homeschooled holster, try a dremel with a couple different weight sanding drums. Wet the edges with a sponge and sand to smooth and round the edges (you want to avoid any and all square edges which have a tendency to snag clothing).
Thank you. I'll need to do a bit more research on it and give this a try. I'm planning on making a stop at Tandy Leather this week and pick up some materials. I learned to make kydex holsters recently and have now launched my own side business for custom kydex holsters. Thankfully I've had some people buy the holsters. If I can learn to make this well consistently, I may add this option to my line up. I have also been working on my website, http://www.rizgear.com
The skin side of my holster is lined with a gray colored, orange peel textured material (leather/synthetic?) used in prosthetics. The lining doesnt stick to my skin and is comfortable on hot days. I bought the holster at a gun show and cant remember who made it but I think they were in Dickinson. I have a pic if anyone is interested.
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