Posted by Gary Adams from 188.8.131.52 on July 14, 1998 at 20:37:50:
In Reply to: Re: Indy Pouch Strap posted by Greg on July 13, 1998 at 17:45:42:
: : : : I've just obtained a Mark VII Gas Mask Bag from Sentimental Journey (aka Indiana's pouch) and wonder if anyone knows where I can get hold of a leather strap to replace the "webbed" one, as they did in the films?
: : : : Tim
: : : Tim, the best way to get one is to have one made at a local shoe
: : : repair shop or saddlery. It shouldn't be a big problem for most
: : : of the shops that do custom work to construct you one. Showing
: : : them a picture of what you want is often useful. For further details
: : : and specifications check out the Indy's Diggs site, it contains
: : : plenty of information regarding the bag. Dan also found a shop in
: : : Michigan that can ship to you:
: : : Borden's Boots and Leather,
: : : 33261 Ford Road
: : : Garden City MI, 48135.
: : : (734) 266-0360
: : : Ask for the Indiana Jones Style shoulder bag strap, they also make an
: : : authentic whip carrier there. Shouldn't be more than $20. If you have
: : : any further questions - just let me know. Good luck!
: : : Regards,
: : : -Max
: : Max, Thank for Posting that Information. I am not sure about the strap though. They can probably get you the strap and buckle, but it needs to be attach the bag with rivets, at the shop. As you mentioned Max, the easiest way to get the leather strap is by checking out some local shops that can do it. Then take a couple photos with you, so you can show them exactly what you want.
: : Dan
: Rather than rivets, a nice way to attach the strap to the bag is by using "Chicago screws"-they can be obtained from most tack shops and the leather crafters will know what they are. They make it so that the strap is removable without destroying the leather.
I purchased the parts from my local Tandy leather store. The width of the strap appers to be different in LC at 3/4 inch and 1 inch in Raders and Tod and a length based on your height mine is 82 inches. The type of buckels are sandel buckels with the tang removed. I used the screw rivets for quick changes or repair of the strap. I dyed the leather a dark brown and sealed it with a satin finish to give it a oil finish look. The end product looks right as they apper in the movies.
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