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#160467 - 05/18/17 03:35 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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I am not sure how comfortable I would be, admitting in a public forum, that I did not wear clear pants....after all, doesn't everybody?

Now.....where are my pants? ...I can't find the #$!&!! things...


ANOTHER Truth In Advertising Statement:

As one who has worn such rigs for decades in various climates, it worth mentioning that in tropics, and outdoors most always, and lots of exertion, the sheath will be absolutely soaked, and heavy crust of salt on exterior next morning after drying (some).

It does not seem actual body salt percolates through leather, but, rather condenses on outside, much as with boots. However, no suprise in that knife freckling brown by end of day in a hot, wet sheath, and vegetable/oak tannic acids not much help in that.


Edited by Lofty (05/19/17 03:53 PM)
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#160468 - 05/18/17 04:54 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Lofty]
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Clear pants. That would pose a problem for concealed carry. blush
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#160469 - 05/18/17 05:20 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: W Polidori]
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THAT'S why everyone stares when I wear them!....They can spot the......wait.....they stare anyhow.....wonder if I've blown my cover?




If a lefty ordered the sheath as mine, and had the far side stamped, they would be the very first, and probably only, such sheath ever ordered, past, present, future. I will leave to posterity if that a good thing. This rig was ordered as is because it was quick for me, and easy for them, but am not especially sure I would change a thing. (and it's "Ruana" rather than from somebody else.)


Edited by Lofty (05/18/17 05:44 PM)
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#160480 - 05/19/17 01:14 AM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Lofty]
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Could not find a really appropriate place to insert this photo in my posts, so will simply stick it here. I like it.

Uncharacteristic color shot, along with a genuine smile and twinkle in eye. The founder of the feast. A real human, instead of "dour historical figure".



Edited by Lofty (05/19/17 01:20 AM)
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#160483 - 05/19/17 10:16 AM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Lofty]
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Great picture of Rudy. Thanks for posting.

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#160484 - 05/19/17 11:32 AM Re: My Ruanas [Re: pappy19]
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Considering he turned 65 circa 1968, my guess would be this taken near same time when you first bought from the shop. Could be way off, but would assume the man and the shop very much as in 1965.
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#160492 - 05/19/17 03:41 PM Re: My Ruanas [Re: Lofty]
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I just wanted to add an update on my wierd little sheath.

Knowing the leather needed time to soften and start to conform to body, could not make an initial call.

It is working out fine, and what I would term "excess" is actually starting to more function as a paddle holster, and it will only get better as edges/corners soften and round.

If I ordered another, personally would not change a thing, which surely would make Vic happy, and not slow down their routine by much. Postive results for me totally dependent on body type, personal tastes, being accustomed to IWB carried objects, etc etc...



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