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Re: The Gallery

#1451 Post by dw » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:08 am

Thanks paul...

As one of my recent students said, "it's just for _______ (spouse)". :crackup:

These were just for my son-in-law. The good news is that until now he's never had a "real" pair of shoes.
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#1452 Post by martin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:58 am

A type of one piece shoe of Germanic origin. The original find is dated to the 3rd - 4th century AD. Note the raised horizontal and off-center vertical seam around the heel. The asymmetric design with carved decoration is typical for these shoes. Made of 4-5mm veg tan cow leather.
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#1453 Post by dw » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:21 am

Martin,

Say, those look great. How did you shape them? The toe is so well formed, the "tabs"(?) are even twisted. Almost looks like the shoe was formed over a last...???
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#1454 Post by homeboy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am

:clap: Nice job Martin!
What one man has done....another can do.

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#1455 Post by martin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:25 am

DW, you are spot on :-) First handshaped them and formed the heel area over my shoemaker's anvil, then used a normal (modern) last to wet shape them. They quickly adapt to the wearer's feet when they're broken in I find.

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