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Anybody go overboard?

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Haha, I'm so obsessed with WOT and the times in our real world here that RJ based his storyline off of that I've been on a "WOT/Medieval" kick for the last few weeks. I even had a friend sew me a Viking tunic. These are some of my latest projects:



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I had made the crappy and thin-looking leaf-bladed spear below years ago from a really lightweight boning knife, but tonight I cut the spear shaft in half making it an Aiel-length spear. Then I split the end of the remaining piece, ground a blade out of an old worn-out file, and lashed it in there with a length of artificial sinew. Methinks it looks much better and uniform than my first attempt. At least I hope so.

The medieval style girdle purse I just made the other night, I think it's awful but mostly because of the horrid robin's egg blue chrome dyed leather I made it from. I tried dyeing it but am mostly resigned to it's fugliness by now.


The boots are what I call Rand boots haha--East German enlisted men's boots.


The knife is just an Old Hickory I modded to a spearpoint and sewed a sheath for. I wetmolded it so it fits nice and tight. I figure that's the type of thing that RJ had in mind when he spoke of "plain belt knives" being worn by WOT characters.


Back to my original question...do any of you guys get obsessed with costuming? LOL!


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Well it was blue on the outside, however I "dyed" it, first with concentrated coffee and leather conditioner dye and then with some leather conditioner and boot polish mixed. Probably the problem is that it's chrome tanned leather, not veg tanned like my other stuff.





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Here you can see the aqua, suedelike interior:

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Thank you for the comment, I'm glad you like it.



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