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    New Goat Hair Sporran on MoD Culloden Cantle!

    This project has been a loooooong time in the making. I bought this MoD "Culloden" brass cantle about 5 years ago to go along with the one I already had built a brown leather bag for. I sent it to Artificer to get a bag built on it with a wavy goat hair front (along with a fox hide which he built into a beautiful sporran). There were some issues with the mohair colour I had originally wanted, which delayed the project while we figured out other options. Then his repetitive stress injury put the kibosh on his ability to continue working at the pace he had previously set. And then, well, I forgot about the project for a couple of years. But he and I have been in contact periodically over the last year or two while we discussed new options and details.

    Long story short, this finally got finished and shipped out to me. I couldn't be happier with it.

    Now, I know what you're thinking. Is it wookiee hair? Highland cow? Tina Turner wig? Nope, it's goat hair. Artificer had given me several options of hair-on hides that he had, and I picked this one. The root of the hair is dark brown to almost black, faded along its length to a rustic reddish-brown. I wanted it to look unruly and wild, and I think it came out nicely.

    The bag itself is black, with a black liner just under the front of the cantle (pinked in traditional style).

    Artificer says he's limping along through the rest of his backlog, but as far as I know he's still not taking any new orders.

    Last edited by Tobus; 23rd November 18 at 06:47 PM.


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    Thatís a beauty and worth the wait! You wear it well. Congratulations on what may be one of the last of Artificerís fine sporrans.

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    Shaun Maxwell
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    Clan Maxwell Society

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    that is awsome! outstanding product to wear with pride!

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    Damn you Tobus!
    Iíve been thinking about a goat hair sporran for a while, now that I see you can get it in other than white, me want.
    Seriously though Tobus that is exquisite. Job well done to both you and artificer
    Wear it with pride.
    Slainte David

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    Glad to see it got to you. great work all.

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    All I can say is wow! That is a fantastic sporran.

    I'd love to see a pic showing the size of the interior.

    As usual, very stylish, Tobus.

    Andrew

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    Very very nice, the hair is a great colour and I personally prefer it to the White.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Very very nice, the hair is a great colour and I personally prefer it to the White.
    I'm inclined to agree.

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    Well worth the wait; it's beautiful. Great to see some of Artificer's work againóScott is a true master.
    " Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly." - Mae West -

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingandrew View Post
    I'd love to see a pic showing the size of the interior.
    It's well nigh impossible to photograph the inside of a sporran, but here are a couple of shots of it next to some of my other sporrans (I made the other two myself). This one from Artificer is about 10-1/2 inches tall from the top of the cantle to the bottom of the bag. I had given him the dimensions of my brown one and wanted it about the same height. He made the bag slightly wider and roomier than the one I made, though. It's got plenty of room, that's for sure. Both my MoD cantle sporrans are larger than the norm.


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