View Full Version : Vintage WW1 Holster

01-28-2011, 04:45 AM
I just picked this up a couple of days ago. We're having an "A"-themed costume party and as the Amish costume didn't pan out due to a lack of locally available gear, I decided to go the Archaeologist route. As I don't really collect Indy's gear for anything other than practical use, and don't own a whip, I figured I at least needed a holster and some pants. The pants I picked up for $6. And just down the street I picked up a very nice AIF-issue WW1 holster. The only thing un-SA is of course the leather flap thingy. But I think it's much better 'cos it's the real deal.

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01-28-2011, 05:24 AM
Very nice holster. Treat it with some leather conditioner.
Looks like it would clean up and polish nicely after conditioning.

01-28-2011, 06:55 AM
Yeah, I was going to ask that, actually. In this case, is it a dumb question to ask if I should do the raw side of the leather as well?

01-28-2011, 09:12 AM
Depends how dry it is. If it's very stiff i would put it on both sides of the leather. Looks nice!

01-28-2011, 11:44 AM
I slathered a metric tonne on the outside, gave it a good rub, and will hit it again in the morning. Looking a bit darker - LOTS of great character.

01-28-2011, 02:20 PM
Very nice find. What are the pants like.

01-28-2011, 10:25 PM
Nothing special - just a pair of 10 year old wool blend trousers. Very SA colour, but no pocket flaps and those very '90s looking front pleats.