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    WW1 World War One Canadian Day Sporran

    Found the great example of a WW1 Canadian army Sporran on ebay. Really like this design but the thousand dollar price tag puts me off a bit. Really great condition for for 100 year old piece of leather.

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    You can buy a reproduction online at a shop called what price glory.

    http://onlinemilitaria.net/products/...Sporran/?bc=no

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    Most kilt shops will sell a plain brown military style daywear sporran.



    Which are worn with a narrow plain brown leather belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    Most kilt shops will sell a plain brown military style daywear sporran.



    Which are worn with a narrow plain brown leather belt.

    Sure but how cool would it be to have a 100 year old sporran with all that history attached to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howling Dingo View Post
    Sure but how cool would it be to have a 100 year old sporran with all that history attached to it.
    Hence the $1,000 price tag.

    I personally wouldn't pay for that connection to history, but I fully understand (and appreciate) the economics that motivate the people who are willing to spend that amount.
    Trying to look good on a budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl R View Post
    Hence the $1,000 price tag.

    I personally wouldn't pay for that connection to history, but I fully understand (and appreciate) the economics that motivate the people who are willing to spend that amount.
    I am not going to buy it myself, but I find it interesting. If it fell into my possessions buy some twist of fate would be unlikely to part with it.

    The reproduction is also a little bit interesting in it's design. it comes like the original without leather dye or beeswax treatments.

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    I actually got that repro off of ebay, it arrived this week. Overall it doesn't look like it will spontaneously fall apart or combust.
    It is actually lined with some light (cotton?) fabric, unfinished but embossed leather exterior, and very tight strap loops. I can't get the strap to go through yet, need to loosen the leather up first.
    The issome waxy powdery substance on the leather surface, that will have to be washed off, then heartily buffed with oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnittedReenactor View Post
    I actually got that repro off of ebay, it arrived this week. Overall it doesn't look like it will spontaneously fall apart or combust.
    It is actually lined with some light (cotton?) fabric, unfinished but embossed leather exterior, and very tight strap loops. I can't get the strap to go through yet, need to loosen the leather up first.
    The issome waxy powdery substance on the leather surface, that will have to be washed off, then heartily buffed with oil.
    Have not the repo sporran ebay just that online shop.Sould post a few photos if you can..

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    Late to the dance..again!

    Seems that I am oft times coming late to the dance these days. I attribute that to advancing age, and lessening time to spend reading posts on websites, I guess.

    That said, I may have something of value to add to the general discussion regarding the manners in which we choose to suspend our sporrans.. I personally have all but abandoned the "Cheyne" for anything but the most formal of occasions and have opted for the leather belt. I admit to a prejudice in this arena though, as that was what I was first introduced to over sixty years ago...and still find it the best, most comfortable, and least damaging to the fabrics of my kilts.

    So...for those looking for an excellently made "belt" from which to hang your sporran, take a gander at the American Civil War era reproduction canteen "slings" (in Black, Russett, and Natural colours for USD $20.00 + shipping) at Dell's Leather Works: www.dellsleatherworks.com

    They come in widths ranging from 5/8" to 1.25" by about 60+" in length....so, the ability to trim to size and make new holes for the buckle are needed, but a good leather punch is easily obtainable. I have used these for years and they only get better with age! Take on a marvelous sheen with age and light buffing up. Hope this is helpful.
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    The WPG Reproduction sporran

    As you can see it is not perfect. The tassels are all different lengths, and should probably be rearranged and trimmed for the best look.
    It will hold a smartphone wallet and flask of good Islay, just not all at once.

    After I clean, oil and buff, I'll post completion pictures.








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