What scource quotes 17th Century buff coats as being made from deer skin?
I'm interested in case my research is wrong, but the only non-Cow/Buffalo hide thick enough would be Elk or similar.
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Tod, I think cost accounts for most purchase decisions. I stock full-weight buff but sell very little, interest is high until price is mentioned. For one of my full buff-coats, the cost of hide equals the cost of manufacture. Nobody buys chrome hide from me without knowing it, so I'm not sure ignora...
Neil, If you melt beeswax onto the outer surface, it will look terrible when it is struck but you can re-melt and polish the scars after the event. You won't remove the dents but they are camouflaged from a distance and you get a shiny new look. Otherwise, you have to cover the leather - with some m...
- Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:43 am
- Forum: Costumes
- Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
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Lucy, My linen shirts are stitched with 25/3 linen thread. I sell it. For those of you who want to know: How Thread Sizes are calculated Taking for example a "18/3" thread: The "3" refers to the number of yarns that have been plied together. The "18" indicates that it takes 5,400 yards of such yarn ...