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    Happy to join the club

    So a while ago there was a thread about MoD cantles at a great price from Robert Upton. I have wanted one of those cantles for a long time however the price always seemed prohibitive at the price offered though it was a no brainer and a lot of us got in on it. At the same time I have always wanted an Artificer sporran. The stars aligned and I was able to send off the cantle to Scott. The wait did not seem that long and Scott sent me a photo of the finished product to ensure I was happy with it, it was exactly what we had discussed. When it did show up I wanted to wear it to Tartan Tuesday as a first wear, I did not go as I had to work so the first wear came on Remembrance Day.
    I am extremely happy with it and upon wearing it I have found that the brass cantle does not bother me at all, I think this is because the bag is soft and so the cantle does not dig in and is very comfortable to wear. I can see this becoming my favourite day sporran.

    Here are a couple photos.



    Last edited by McMurdo; 15th November 14 at 11:18 AM.

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    Another triumph for Scott and it looks great on you. I am a huge fan of MOD cantles and the leather is of a particularly nice hue on this re bag. Wonderful.
    Steve.

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    Beautiful, my wish someday is to have one of Artificer's work of art.
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.' Benjamin Franklin

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    Understated elegance? How does that sound? It`s a lovely sporran and you are wearing it well. Congratulations on joining the club.

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    That is a terrific looking sporran! Congratulations!
    Mark Anthony Henderson
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    First rate indeed ! That is definitely an heirloom piece . I like your choice of sporran style and the leather color .

    And ... you wear it quite well ! Very smashing attire .
    Last edited by MacGumerait; 15th November 14 at 11:59 PM.
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    Fantastic work and a wonderful looking sporran.

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    That's awesome! Exactly the classic style I've always liked. Mine is similar except for the type of leather, yes? Yours has a beautiful subtle sheen to it, and more grain/texture than mine.

    Sometime it would be nice to see a photo of you wearing that sporran with one of your highly patterned tweed jackets, a wonderful old-school combination, I would think.

    Yes indeed very comfortable to wear, and my favourite day sporran too! (My goat sporran is huge and a bit cumbersome.)

    Welcome to the club! Perhaps an MOD/Artificer Moot can be arranged somewhere, sometime.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 16th November 14 at 05:39 AM.
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    Looking VERY smart, @McMurdo! That outfit is smashing.

    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    That's awesome! Exactly the classic style I've always liked. Mine is similar except for the type of leather, yes? Yours has a beautiful subtle sheen to it, and more grain/texture than mine.

    Sometime it would be nice to see a photo of you wearing that sporran with one of your highly patterned tweed jackets, a wonderful old-school combination, I would think.

    Yes indeed very comfortable to wear, and my favourite day sporran too! (My goat sporran is huge and a bit cumbersome.)

    Welcome to the club! Perhaps an MOD/Artificer Moot can be arranged somewhere, sometime.
    The configuration is very similar yours @OC Richard, with minor variations to accommodate the differences in leathers.
    McMurdo's a a slightly more finished leather (the sheen), less prone to rapid patina than the wax/oil finish of yours, @Kilted Cole's, and mine. It's also a bit thinner and more workable.

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    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-tə-fə-sər\ : noun : 14th century :a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman
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    @OCRichard fear not I will be wearing it with my Burns Check jacket and will get photos. @artificer thanks I thought the outfit was appropriate for the day.
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