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Pull Up Leather

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Timmer377, May 31, 2019.

  1. Timmer377

    Timmer377 New Member

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    Hey folks.. does anyone use pull up leather ? Is it suitable for sheathes ? finally where do you get it ? (I live just outside Ottawa)
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    If the interior is a thin layer of veg tan leather and the outside is pullup you will be okay. Vegtan has to be thick enough to get some rigidity to the sheath.

    In Ottawa is https://www.zelistore.com/
     
  3. Wishalot

    Wishalot New Member

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    Two questions please ( sorry to sound naiive here). Timmer, what is pull-up leather? And, John, I took a look at that site in Ottawa and saw another unknown term to me. What is a soling sheet ( seems to refer to an Italian leather )?
     
  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    soling sheet is for leather soles on footwear
    Pull-up leather changes color as it is folded or handled, makes nice vests, chaps, handbags and aprons.
     
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  5. Wishalot

    Wishalot New Member

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    Thanks John
     
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  6. Timmer377

    Timmer377 New Member

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    Hi, please note that I am not an expert by any means.. But as John sid, pull up leather usually get lighter when folded etc. that is usually because the leather has oil of wax treatment on it.. A lot of "rustic" looking leathers are pull up..

    From Tandy leather's website - Pull-Up Finish – Describes the behavior of leather that has been treated with oils, waxes and dyes in such a way that when pulled or stretched, the finish becomes lighter in the those areas. Considered a mark of high quality.
     
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