Monday, March 8, 2010

New gorget design

Please pardon the poor image quality, but you can see my new gorget design. I used some old scrap suede leather, about 6"x15" of 18g. stainless and 2 strips of 1/8" thick felt. A 1.5" band of stainless goes around the neck with a hinge of latigo on the right side and a latigo strap with a buckle on the left. Glued under it there are two strips of felt and a layer of leather that folds over the top and is glued down with ShoeGoo. The scales are roughly 2"x3" and are sewn down with linen cord. This one is for a fighter with a 13" neck.

This was inspired by the Carlisle collar but is not a replica of any particular piece.