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    Ripped Right Out Of The History Books!

    I've been dying to get to this piece in my queue

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    These pictures have been seen many times on XMarks...

    Now Henry Battenberg's sporran lives again!

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    And a side-by-side comparison

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    Functional hinged cantle, custom turned knobs and rivets- bag lined in red pigskin suede.
    Edit: I forgot to mention that the pelt is actually a vintage MINK, which has been amazingly well crafted to look like spotted cat.
    I've worked with some antique leopard before, and this fur is really REALLY amazingly done.
    The commissioner found it on an antique handbag and it was repurposed.

    As always constructive commentary is welcome.

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    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-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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    I'm just impressed you found a vintage pelt in such good condition! Well done, Scott!
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    Ocelot Fur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    I'm just impressed you found a vintage pelt in such good condition! Well done, Scott!
    Thanks for mentioning that- I meant to as well. This is actually a vintage MINK, which has been incredibly cleverly dyed to look like spotted cat.
    I wish I could get a hundred of these pelts. The commissioner found it.

    I'll go back and edit the original description to include that info, thanks again @Nathan
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    artificer Pronunciation: \är-ˈti-fə-sər, ˈär-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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    I've always admired that sporran... Your recreation of it is truly a thing of beauty!
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    WOW...that is truly spectacular.

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    Scott that is incredible. I like many others have admired that sporran your recreation is superlative.

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    Amongst us a true genius walks, superb Scott, we are not worthy!
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    WOW!! THat is some incredible work, mate!
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    I guess I`ll join the chorus. Absolutely beautiful! Your work is incredible.

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