- How do I determine the right size for a custom made belt?
Measuring a belt you already own is the best way to find your correct belt size. Here's how:
- Put the belt on and note which sizing hole you are using.
- Remove the belt and lay it on a flat surface.
- Measure the distance from the sizing hole that was most comfortable to the point where the buckle meets the leather.
- Round your measurement to the nearest inch. If you measure 35 1/2 inches, you will want to purchase a size 36 belt.
- What is meant by "draw type" in western holsters?
Draw type refers to the wear location in relation to the wearer's "strong" hand. The three most common draw types for western holsters are strong-side, cross-draw and twist draw.
- Strong-side: the most common draw for western holsters. The holster is worn on the wearer's "strong" side...i.e. on the right side for right-handed
- Cross-Draw: The holster is worn on the wearer's "weak" side...i.e. on the left hip for right-handed wearers.
- Twist-Draw: The holster is worn on the wearer's "strong" side, but with the grip facing forward. It is similar to a cross-draw for the "weak" hand. It is also called "cavalry-carry," as the saber was considered the primary weapon and the revolver was a back up weapon.
- Are any two items exactly alike?
No. Each item is unique. I draw all my artwork freehand and each piece of leather has its own grains, wrinkles and coloration that make it unique. That is what makes leather so beautiful and special.
- - Can I guarantee an exact color?
Unfortunately, no. I can usually get close, but each piece of leather and each batch of dye will have its own characteristics. The best way to get the closest color match is to cut the items from the same piece of leather and use the same batch of dye.