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    Taxidermy required

    I have had my kilt accessories of materials that represent the American West rather the Highlands, for example a sporran of bison hide. Coming up is a sporran made of kit, or swift fox. I'd like to have it made up as a full mask sporran, although my tinder hearted wife says that would make her sad. How muck taxidermy is need to make a high quality fox full mask sporran. Should I engage a taxidermist?
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    I feel confident in work pelts but have never tried to remove the hide from a skull. I would use a taxidermist and find one that will understand all that you want as a finished product, even if you make the sporran after his preliminary work is done. Good luck and I hope you get a fine pouch.

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    Issac Walters would be someone to talk to.

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    I would definitely engage a taxidermist to do this part of the project—I’ve seen a few full masks put together with incomplete or entirely absent taxidermy, and they look uniformly sad.

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    I will be watching this thread. A few years ago a trapper had a red racoon. Where a racoon is black, this specimen was cinnamon, where grey it was blonde. It was quite striking. I demurred because I had no idea as to how to proceed. (My wife had placed our freezer off limits.)
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    Cheap fox faces on eBay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
    I have had my kilt accessories of materials that represent the American West rather the Highlands, for example a sporran of bison hide. Coming up is a sporran made of kit, or swift fox. I'd like to have it made up as a full mask sporran, although my tinder hearted wife says that would make her sad. How muck taxidermy is need to make a high quality fox full mask sporran. Should I engage a taxidermist?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Rea...MAAOSwo3pWcJeh
    The forest was shrinking, yet the trees kept voting for the axe, because it's handle was made of wood, and they thought it was one of them.

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