A word about lining holsters
HOLSTERS - Why I don't recommend suede linings
Holsters - This gives the holster a more finished appearance and the inside is
smoother. The lining is only a cosmetic treatment. Over the past 25 years I have
come to some of my own conclusions about lining holsters with suede.
I think Suede should be avoided because I have found that the nap of the suede that makes it feel soft also makes it more susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air, And it tends to collect and hold dust and grit.
This can have two basic effects:
Moisture can increase possibility of rust.
dust and sand which will act as a fine abrasive against the
pistol's metal, similar to a very
fine emery cloth.
ALL Suede's are Chrome tanned leather- Chromium salts used in the tanning
process can and do react with the bluing agents used on firearms, causing the
appearance of surface rust.
Oak Tanned Calf Skin Leather That we use for lining is the only leather that
I've found suitable for linings because it doesn't have the dust retention of
suede’s, or the chemical reaction of chrome tanned leathers, and it provides a
high quality smooth lining.
use ONLY High quality oak tanned leathers from "Wickett & Craig of
you have any questions about this please feel free to contact us.
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