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Leather Stamp

Discussion in 'Leather & Kydex Tools and Equipment' started by John Noon, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Cousins girlfriend was looking for a stamp to use on a leather label she puts on stuff she makes and next day I got to thinking what the heck I could try that and see what comes of it.

    her original design was HBC in a circle but that is likely a conflict with Hudson's Bay Company and decided to just hack up an old railroad spike and see what comes of it.

    Used a dremel tool with smallest carbide burr and diamond tipped burr, couple hours later a little bit of success.
    I did have to refine it some and get the surfaces polished a little better but it works. Found when the engraving is a couple millimeter deep it works the best. Sharp edges can stamp dry and leave a very deep refined impression, when slightly rounded then the leather needs to be wet.

    It is "HB" inside a "C" or horseshoe depends on how you look at it

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  2. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    That turned out nice .
     
  3. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Very cool project John. I didnt have the patience for that so I ended up having one made, but this could be a good option, especially if a guy needed a specific stamp for a run of knives, like groomsmans gifts or whatnot.
     
  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Well I learned quickly after messing up twice that there is a preferred direction of travel with the carbide bits. going with the rotation is bad news, one reason why the "H" is short on one side.

    Thinking of a stamp for myself now to put on sheaths and still be able to carve it
     

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