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 Posted: Sat Jun 4th, 2011 11:09 pm
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Hi guys.
Been making some leather zulu straps lately, but not very economical having to buy a zulu strap only to cut it up for the buckle and hardware. Looking ALL OVER the web for a place that sells hardware loose, but no joy so far. Any suggestions?
Know one can have HK companies produce, but then u have to order in a BIG scale, and the economical thing is out the window again ...

Rolf

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 Posted: Sun Jun 5th, 2011 05:22 am
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I've looked around online quite a bit and never found anything suitable (keepers or buckles) that was available in reasonable quantities.

Lots of stuff out there that's close to being suitable, but never quite right.

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Rolf, i tried that before but no sources in small quantities for our hobbies. Next option is to go to a machinist and he has the materials plus the equipment to bend all that steel in precision....but it might still cost a bit.

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Yeah, I was afraid of that ...But thankyou.gif guys, for the quick reply. So guess it`s back to cannibalizing those zulus. Will continue my search, and if something pops up, I´ll be sure to tell.

Rolf

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just google "metal rings"...most craft stores handle them as well...you may need to buy a circular ring and bend it to shape yourself or use a D-ring like in the link below...buckles should be easy to make as well...the site below also sells the webbing...

http://www.strapworks.com/Metal_D_Ring_p/mdr.htm

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thankyou.gifOscar, good piece of information that. Will look into it, and if it materializes into something worth while (financially and not TO much work), I`ll give a shout out.
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Rolf

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The strapworks.com thing didn`t work as the rings are not the correct width (22mm or 24mm) unfortunately. And the fact that I would have to get the buckles made also.

But, have actually found a seller here in Norway that is looking into the possibility of ordering loose hardwear both in PVD and SS for me (nato and zulu), and he has a webshop (straps.no), so if he can get it (and he thinks he can), it can be ordered from him:0) (the webshop is norwegian, but fire him an email and he replies very quickly, has so far at least)
Will post if this materializes into something (and he`s selling straps for aprox $17 now, so don`t think the hardwear will be that expensive)

It is China made, but pretty good quality ...

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