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    Dec 23, 2008, 5:45 PM - Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #1

    Hey guys...I was just wondering what most of you are doing for girth belts these days? I know there was one guy making them a few months back, but then his account got suspended for re-casting or something?

    Girth is one of the last pieces I need to finish off my suit. I've currently got orders in with the masters...Bobamaker, Cruzer, Reinone, and Dark-Side. I'm really looking for a high quality belt...up to the standards of these gentlemen.

    Any tips?
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    Dec 23, 2008, 8:42 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #2

    Yeah Ive gotta tip. Bring Cruzer out of his girth belt retirement :-). He has made some great belts in the past.
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    Dec 23, 2008, 11:14 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #3

    Good luck. Cruzer and I have exchanged PMs on this off and on. The real problem is that there just doesn't seem to be a good supplier of accurate bolo lately.

    Cruzer was talking about maybe making some himself, but so far that's the latest I've heard.

    If anyone's got any bright ideas on where we can find the right bolo, we might be able to get these going again.

    I plan to make mine myself, but as of yet have not found a supplier.
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    Dec 23, 2008, 11:35 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #4

    I made mine... I will upload a picture for you to look at, but maybe I can start making them for people and whatnot
  5. Dec 24, 2008, 6:01 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #5

    JDFett has made a good girth belt. I haven't made mine yet. But have a source which I think is ok. www.bfnt.co.uk
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    Dec 24, 2008, 10:09 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #6

    Hey guys, just a heads up but the bfnt cord is a lower quality because the central cord can be seen throught the braid. It's good as an economical alternative or as a last resort.

    The cord JDFett was able to obtain makes a nice belt, however the dimensions of the lacing were different from the screen used belt. If another source cannot be found, then I'd say this would be our best option.

    In the near future I'm also going to need to make a few belts for friends. If you'd like I can check with my India supplier that we have placed two mass orders with in the past. But keep in mind part of me hates dealing with them because it's always a shot in the dark when it comes to the final product we receive. But we did get acceptible material both times. They do have a minimum order of 300 yards, so we'd need enough interest for 25 yard rolls each. I can use 5 rolls and can probably purchase more to tuck away.

    Let me know what you think.
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    Dec 24, 2008, 11:36 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #7

    I can always use a new girthbelt, if you decide to do that put me down for one!
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    Dec 25, 2008, 2:45 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #8

    I'd be up for that Cruz. If it doesn't happen, I'll talk to JDFett
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    Dec 25, 2008, 4:34 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #9

    I'm interested in a girth belt as well. If anyone finds the proper braid/ply count me in too.
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    Dec 26, 2008, 8:17 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #10

    I will need one as well, so count me in.

    Sorry if this is a newbiequestion that has already be answered, but what was the original belt? It looks a bit like a belt that keeps the saddle on a horse
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    Dec 26, 2008, 8:49 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #11

    Quote Schaf said: View Post
    I will need one as well, so count me in.

    Sorry if this is a newbiequestion that has already be answered, but what was the original belt? It looks a bit like a belt that keeps the saddle on a horse
    Jango's girth belt is similar, but instead is made of strands of round braided leather glued down to a leather backing. Here's an up-close pic of the original belt.

    A few days ago I emailed my previous contact from KS Exports (http://www.buttonsfromindia.com/) and she is willing to work with us once more. I've requested samples and prices, so I'll keep everyone up to date as information comes in. At some point I'll start an interest thread with an order list if this looks like it's going to move forward.

    Cheers,
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    Dec 26, 2008, 1:43 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #12

    great pic! Thanks for the info
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    Dec 26, 2008, 9:57 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #13

    Cool, thanks Cruz! I really didn't mean for this to become work for you! It wasn't part of a diabolical plan after sending you that PM asking about a girth belt....I swear! O=)


    Cheers Cruz!
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    Dec 27, 2008, 10:12 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #14

    Quote [AK]Edge said: View Post
    Cool, thanks Cruz! I really didn't mean for this to become work for you! It wasn't part of a diabolical plan after sending you that PM asking about a girth belt....I swear! O=)


    Cheers Cruz!
    Nah, it's fine. We all need girthbelt material so it's a win/win situation for everyone...as long as the supplier comes through. I would just prefer not dealing with an overseas business because there's less control over the situation if things go wrong.

    I've sent the sales rep a high res. pic of the original girthbelt, given her my dimensions again (4 ply, .25" diameter, 25 yd. individual rolls), and quality standards (stained reddish brown, not painted, staggered splices). She said she'd send out the samples to choose from as soon as possible, and I asked her for three prices quotes for a 300, 400, and 500 yard order.

    Here's hoping for the best!
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    Dec 29, 2008, 1:24 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #15

    Cruzer you da man!!:thumbup
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    Dec 29, 2008, 2:36 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #16

    looks good , ill prob like to get some , hopeing to get them in 2 colors black and the brown the one used for jango
  17. Dec 29, 2008, 10:06 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #17

    Look forward to this bolo progress. Thought the bfnt would be the only practical and available stuff to get to date.
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    Dec 29, 2008, 12:00 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #18

    The bfnt stuff ain't too bad, but yes the india stuff would be better
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    Dec 29, 2008, 2:02 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #19

    What a guy!
    Cruzer, you're out doing yourself again.
    I'm sure these will be awesome as well...
    Count me in if you decide to do a run bro.
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    Dec 29, 2008, 2:49 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #20

    I would like one as well Cruzer (if things end up going through). Thanks for checking this out for us.
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    Mar 1, 2009, 11:16 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #21

    Hey Cruzer, did you get an update from India on the bolo yet?
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    Mar 1, 2009, 6:09 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #22

    I haven't received the samples. I'll drop her an email and report back when I hear something.
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    Mar 3, 2009, 11:36 AM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #23

    I'm in if it gets to that point.
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    Mar 3, 2009, 2:50 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #24

    Add me in to if there is a run
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    Mar 5, 2009, 11:34 PM - Re: Accurate Jango Girth Belt? #25

    Well, she forgot all about the samples, but said she'd send em out by the end of this week.

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