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    • jpcarlson
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      I remember using an old archery glove of my grandfathers which was very light and had open finger tips. I unfortunately can’t find it and believe I wore it out in my younger years. After looking around for a new one, I didn’t find any that I liked so I made one. This is a prototype and I am open to suggestions from the collective to improve this design! Thanks for taking time to look and comment.

      Jans

    • Doc Nock
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      You got some talent t here with all that stitching, JP!

      I like the design and look.

      I feel in love with the cordovan tipped ABS Super Glove many years ago and have several… I’m still shooting one I got over 22 yrs ago..albeit for practice as it’s been swimming, thru hot summer shoots and it’s nasty!:lol:

      You done good, Hoss!

    • jpcarlson
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      Thanks for the support Doc. I too have always liked the Cordovan style gloves. This one feels pretty thick in the fingers, but I have only put 2 dozen arrows through it just today. I imagine it will break in quite a bit with some sweat and use:) I appreciate the compliment. The stitching isn’t so hard. I used to make a lot of knives and sheaths so it is good carry over.

      Jans

    • Doc Nock
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      IF YOU SAY SO…

      I’ve tried to do a wee bit of leather work…and it’s a bear in my book…

      I love the “slickery” feel of the cordovan and clean release…and the older it gets, the smoother it gets. When I tried other style leather gloves, about the time they felt “broken in” they started to shred and fall apart on the tips!

      Good luck… Wonder if coating them in super glue would do something akin to cordovan??? 😯

    • mhay
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      By golly , JP that is fine work you’ve done . I like the finger stalls and the antler button . Never been able to become fond of velcro ,,,too noisy .

      I too have played with the leather all my life . Made a glove in ’93 and still using it daily . By your photos my stalls are of nearly identical in thickness as yours .

      Well done ,,,very handsome ,,,my hat’s off to ya feller .

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Wow – nice work! Are you taking orders? 😆

    • Cameron Unruh
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      Very nice work and I love the clean simple look. Would love to see a “build along” as I don’t have much experience with leather work.

    • Pop Pop
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      Nice work! Your glove looks similar to the Howard Hill glove that I believe is still available.

    • jpcarlson
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      Thanks guys, you’re all too generous. Any ideas on how to improve the design? I don’t like the straps all together. I like the finger stalls, but I think the rest of the glove could be cleaned up with a more functional design.

      Bruce, orders?:) At least not until I can come up with a design I like and have tested thoroughly! They take time, and the design needs to last and work in real hunting conditions and all types of weather.

      Jans

    • Stephen Graf
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      Wow that’s nice work! Reminds me of the glove that Howard Hill Archery sells. Might check out their website for ideas…

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