Leather Parts List- Updated
This is just a leather parts list that I came up with. If anyone knows if a part listed that has a specific property, ie, what of it's weight/color/dyed/painted please add any insight. Oh, please let me know if I forgot anything. If we all come to similar conclusions, I will edit this list for easy referencing.
Edit** I will be putting down recommendations for leather from the tandy catalog, and ebinger brother samples that I have used on my suit. I am sure you can buy the same material from Siegle of CA . Remember these are just recommendations, not definates. You should always go to a leather store to compare for yourself, I hold no responsibility for your mis-purchases. DCB recommends using 4 oz leather for all the 6-8 oz. skirt squares.
Brim of Helmet: 6-8 oz. Premium tooling and carving single or double shoulders or economy single shoulders (same as skirt material) (The lower 6-7 oz. weight seems to be better)(tandy) approx 1.5 sq. foot
Veil and mock hood: predyed suedepigskin.(tandy purp predyed pigsuede)
Vest: 1-2 oz white lambskin (ebinger), approx 18 sq. feet ~ 3 lambskins
Vest lace: 4-6 oz leather dyed purp.(Tandy)
Skirt lacing: 1-3 oz. calf tooling leather; Cardboard cut out depicts 1/4" lace width. approx 9 sq. feet. (tandy)
Chestplating Border: sheepskin skivers/dyed or predyed skivers
Stomach Plate: Skirt leather bottom layer, 1-4oz top layer.(tandy)
Upper gauntlet cuff: sheepskin skivers or predyed skivers matches chestplating
Gauntlet trim: sheepskin skivers dyed or predyed skivers matches chestplating
Gloves: Gray lambskin?/airbrushed purp
Cumberbun/belt: 1-2 oz. white lambskin airbrushed purp, or vinyl. Same as vest material(ebinger)
Skirt: 6-8 oz./purp dyed/ 2 1/4"H x 1.25W" to 2"W Squares/ approx 18 sq. feet.
(Same as brim of Helmet leather)(The lower 6-7 oz. weight seems to be better)(tandy)
Holster:6-8 oz. tooling leather single shoulder and 1 1/2 oz. tooling calf, with larger oz. leather strips. Dyed brown? or cardovan? (tandy)
Shin Gaurds: sheepskin skivers dyed purp, or smooth side of really thin pig suedeskin predyed, smooth side out, or predyed skivers.
Shoe uppers: 4-6 oz. tooling leather single shoulder dyed dark brown, for the single strip(tandy), 3-4 oz white chapsides airbrushed purp. (ebinger)
Lace/straps for small greeblies: straps 1-3oz. tooling calf cut from skirt lace leather dyed purp. Laced, 4-6 oz leather dyed purp.(tandy)
Other possible cumulative leather purchases:
* Shin guards, chest armor, boots, gauntlets:
sheepskin skiver 14.5 sq. feet
* Vest, cummerbund, gloves:
Garment pigskin white/White lambskin 29.7 sq. feet
* Laces and top layer of belly leather:
Petite tooling calf 6.8 sq feet
* Skirt, Holster, Helmet:
Tooling cowhide premium import 6-7 oz 18.75 sq.ft.
Tandy customer service phn# 1.888.890.1611
Siegle of CA phn# 1-800-862-8956
Ebinger brothers: phn#1-800-343-8120
Re: Leather Parts List-Please VOTE on vest leather...
Hard to say... besides thickness, they both look the same. I don't know... one maybe? :confused