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It concerned knife slips from Harry J Epstein. Quality leather knife slips for $2.oo / ea + shipping. I purchased 4 of them at the time.
The leather is a uniform 0.068" thick .. the color is a uniform undyed light tan. The leather halves are identical ..likely.. die cut. The stitching is uniform. They are genuinely a good deal .. imo.
The only thing that I could identify as a “con” was a personal one. The color ..or.. lack thereof.
The one to the left of center has received a generous coating of Renaissance micro-crystalline wax polish. It did help the shine. I’m confident the stitching has improved protection.
To the right of center is one soaked in olive oil .. heated & soaked. I like the resulting darker shade in color. It is also more pliable than the original. There is no doubt a better choice than olive oil ..but.. another interest of mine is cooking & olive oil is in abundance.
The black unit upon the horizontal rule along the bottom is a small A.G. Russell knife pouch .. item #: POU-33412L. It has been generously embalmed in Burt's Bees Hand Salve on numerous occasions. It is pictured housing AG’s Small Doctor’s Knife .. the one in smooth white bone which I EDC. Item # RUS-CD13SWB.
Positioned horizontally along the top are the 2 Max Capdebarthes I use. These are the nicest knife slips I’ve located to date. However .. I’ve yet to locate a stateside source for the model 8813 .. which was a gift from my wife .. big smile !!!
The smaller & darker one on the right is their model 8813. It has been generously Ren waxed numerous times over a period of 6+ years. It is pictured with a Premier Schatt & Morgan 043081 Humpback Lockback Whittler inside.
Question : What do others use to protect the finish of your EDC’s during pocket carry ???
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