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Old 01-12-2007, 05:37 PM
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Other than Tandy

Does anyone sell belt blanks or smaller pieces of GOOD leather other than Tandy ? I wish I could buy Wicket and Craig belt blanks or cut leather even at a higher than normal rate. I dont always have 100 bucks for a side to just make a nice check book cover but I would like some nice "russett" color.

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Old 01-12-2007, 06:56 PM
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Dave---Dave Tanner located in Boston, Indiana has a large leather supply store in which he has a little bit of EVERYTHING for the leather craftsman or upholsterer. I do not have the address in front of me but Boston is a very small town so should not have trouble contacting Dave. A while back I used to purchase excellent quality belt strips 1 1/2" by 72" for $2.50. At that time Tandy was getting over $8.00 for a strip that was not as good. Tanner (really his name) is a good man to do business with and is easy to talk to. He did not have a catalog at that time. He has a large operation as he took over a two story old high school building and it is crammed to the rafters with leather, buckles, tools and all sort of goodies. ---Sandy---


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Old 01-13-2007, 08:38 AM
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Did a quick Google and found the address and phone. Could not find a web site:

Tannner Leather Wholesale
307 N Salem Rd
Boston, IN
(765) 935-3997

I figured if somebody was good enough to be endorsed by Sandy, the contact info should be posted on here.


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Dave doesn't sell retail....I live just a few miles from him....You have to have a tax number to buy there...I have a tax number but he hasn't ask for it yet...I just give him my business card...But he has more leather than you can believe....Great place to visit...They told me last week that you can bring only one person with you...Dave is a real nice guy.....carl.....ps stop by my place and i will show you where it is....


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Old 01-13-2007, 11:21 AM
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i just found some on page 25 of Jantz on line catalog,,,(right side,,lower part of the page)
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:28 AM
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Skip, What is the address on line for Jantz? carl


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Old 01-13-2007, 11:42 AM
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http://www.kovalknives.com/images/pdf_catalog_44.pdf

at the top of the page it said jantz,,,,at the bottom it said koval
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:51 AM
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i just went back and checked,,,the straps are only 6-7 oz,
2X72 = $10.95
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Skip, Thanks, now it is in my favorites....


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Old 01-13-2007, 02:28 PM
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Dave,

There is a place in mesquite called "The Leather Factory" and last time I was in there you coulde get all different sizes of stuff. They just asked me HOW MUCH I wanted. Since I was there with a friend I did not want any but they did ask and I got the impression I could have said any amount.

It is less than a mile from the Mesquite Rodeo (where the knife show used to be held).

Might want to give them a try.


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I am wanting USA preminum grade leather strap or pieces like one would by from Wickett and Craig.The stuff at Leather Factory and Jantz is the same Mexico/Foreign hobby leather.
Is the stuff from Dave Tanner USA leather ? Tandy leather hit with neatsfoot oil is the same color after it dries that it was before the oil. Wickett/Craig turns a nice saddle brown with a light coat of oil.If you havent used both you dont know what you missing

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Dave, Tanners leather turns a nice saddle brown...I can email a piece from him that has been treated with neatsfoot oil...........


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Dave, Carl----I, too, gave Tanner one of my business cards and told him that I had no Tax number as I have VERY little sales in my home state and can not collect state taxes elsewhere. The belt strips I received were all top quality but I have no knowledge of where they were tanned or by whom. They carved and stamped beautifully, dyed very nicely. As far as the coloring when using oil, I am in the dark as I do not oil the belts that I make. On one rare occasion I did receive a strip that was a little too firm to carve without forcing the swivel knife---which is a no-no! In recent years I have not made many belts but stayed with sheaths and holsters. The strips I received from Tanner were in the 9/10 ounce range with smooth (probably pasted) flesh sides and I found to be exceptionaly satisfactory and the prices were the best in the business. I did visit his school warehouse about 6 years ago and was astounded by the amount of stock he carried. ---Sandy---


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Sandy, He bought a warehouse in Richmond, ind., that he hopes to move into someday..I have been very happy with the 9-10 oz. leather that i bought there....carl


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I called Tanner today and order 4 belts. $2.65 ea I ll report back my findings.

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