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    Sporran strap loop help

    I am in the progress of making a new sporran.
    Design/producing shouldn't be a problem although I do have a question concerning the back strap loop.

    I see most higher end designs use a smaller pinched loop with a pointed bottom, like my layout has.

    Is this design superior to just a 2" or 50mm square?

    My current sporran had chain Dees, I removed them and riveted on a 2.5" sq piece leather for the strap.
    It seams to work fine, but I was curious what the benefits would be in a pinched, pivotal type design.

    Thanks, T

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    I would say it is not superior, just a"finishing touch". I have made a few sporrans now and am working on a sporran/belt system that uses no metal (I hate wearing metal when entering federal buildings). A square or rectangle works just as well and nobody sees it since it is hidden behind the sporran. Just my opinion.

    "Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Albert Einstein

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    What Truitt said. Either one is perfectly functional- it's simply that one shows a lot more attention to detail than the other, and really, that's what separates the quality of most items- attention to the little details.
    "Two things are infinite- the universe, and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein.

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    Yup, everyone's got it right, it's just a little finish detail.

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    artificer Pronunciation: \r-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈr-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
    Artificer Custom Sporrans
    *Home of the Original Kenneth MacLeay Sporran Project & Functional Brass Cantles*

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    Thanks for the clarification mates.

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