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I have a Spark’s Summer Special that I won at their 50th Anniversary Celebration/Shoot. It has the carved top. I have not used it much as all my leather is black. After getting a Nighthawk Officers Bull I find that I like carrying it in the SS even though I normally use a Criterion or 55BN.

So I have been thinking of dying the top band and belt loop black. Am I crazy for doing this to a fantastic holster?

If my cover garment should blow open a little the brown band and loop seems more observable than the gun.

Thoughts?

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Thanks, I have done leatherwork and dying but mainly just knife sheaths. My thoughts were just the top band and belt loop as it is part of the carved top band and certainly stands out against a black belt.

I do have Fieblings in my shop and have found that to be the best as it does not rub off like some dyes seem too.

I will leave the body of the holster natural as that does stay covered.
 

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Thanks, after reading JD11’s post I looked at it and there is certainly a finish on it that would need to be removed first. The belt loops are not replaceable on an SS. Might just give Jim a call or text before I try anything. This one is pretty special to me and I really don‘t want to mess it up.
 

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If I had when I first thought about it, it would be a couple years worn in by now. I’d also need to order a S-4C and make a brown sheath for my little knife. Crap, I know what will happen when I talk to Jim. :)
 

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No matter what, I won’t sell or trade this one. I may leave it as it is and I may still dye the upper carved portion and belt loop. It is a special holster to me and will remain so in either state. If I dye it, I would get more use out of it than if I did not. If my daughter gets it when I’m gone she can then decide what to do with it.

I‘m not one to keep something pristine because it has some type of collectors value. I prefer to use something and get the total value out of it that way. I’m pretty sure that there are quite a few here who have modified som rather expensive guns, too.

I’ll think on this for a while before I decide. Could be another day or a couple months.
 
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