Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gear post: Double pouch

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This pouch was almost completely remade recently. It was originally made of leather from an old boot top (you can see the old version in this pic from an old post). It was too thin and wore out after only 6 or so years. So late last year I made it again with thicker leather, reusing only the old back piece with the belt loop.

It sits on my right side, usually snugged right behind my phone holster-- it's separated a bit in the pictures so you can see it better.

This pouch was first made as a way to get some extra bulk out of my vest pockets. I no longer carry the whetstone which was in the original version. I have plenty of sharpening tools without it.

When I remade the pouch I was pleased with myself for figuring out how to make the body out of one piece of leather: with the two pouches, and that little space between where a pill case can sit. I usually use newspaper to make a pattern and then tweak it a little as I cut and sew the leather. It worked well this time.

I access this pouch the least frequently of all my pouches. You can probably see why, by the contents. But I'd rather have something and not need it than need it and not have it.


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