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Blue leviathan quiver by akinra-workshop Blue leviathan quiver by akinra-workshop
Designer : Me
Crafter : Me
Photographer : :iconpicrik:
Made of 3mm vegetable leather.
Size : 70cm for 16x8cm on the top and 14x6cm on the bottom

I finished it a few mounth ago but couldn't take good picture of it. Now it's done, thanks to :iconpicrik:

So here is my quiver. It is made of five part : three for the body of it and two decoratives ones. The first are laced togheter and the last are sewed.
All pieces are bordered with arabesque. The center part is decorated with a leviathan that as carved, beveled and textured by hand.
The full cration was dyed with turquoise, blue and finally darkened with black.

Concerning the harness for wearing it, it is made of three braid hold together by a central piece. They are adjustable by buckle and fastened by snap (easier and faster to put on).


Like all my product, this one is made of vegetable leather. It's a leather tanned with vegetable product like oak bark. This particulary leather can be worked as wished. It absorb sweat and let the skin breath. It's sturdy and with care it can last for years.
Cut by myself then dyed. It received a first coat of oil.

Like all my product it is fully handmade by myself.

Every comment is welcome.

Thanks in advance for faving and adding.

I wish to improve, so I'm open to every suggestion

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I'm also open to any commission, feel free to ask, even just for a price or a concept!

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Given 2012-05-09
Blue leviathan quiver by *akinra-workshop ( Suggested by Estaroth and Featured by FrockTarts )
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I am fairly new to leather working, so you may want to take this with a grain of salt. I think your craftsmanship is wonderful. Crisp cuts, nice stitching and your tooling is very defined. Now I'm not sure if it is just the picture or what but the coloring looks kind of splotchy, and I'd like to see more contrast with the dragon. The nice tooling seems to blend away into the surrounding color, and the coloring of the trim almost seems like an after thought. Overall, nicely done and it's better than I could do. Keep up the good work.
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:icondandeliesque:
Dandeliesque Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
magnifique, mais a sert quoi au juste?
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:iconkitsu63:
Kitsu63 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woa, c'est sublime!
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:iconkaelhiar:
Kaelhiar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing! =)
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:icontitanica:
Titanica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Amazing work. May I ask what kind of tools you use for engraving? Do you dye it before engraving or after, to make the pattern stand out so well and become so visible?
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randominc64 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
how much for a quiver commision? i love this quiver, it looks very sturdy but functional also. the dragon is beautiful leatherwork, but not my taste. how much for a quiver with and without a big engraving?

thanks man, by far one of the most beautiful quivers i have ever seen!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that this was featured in #projecteducate's Artisan Crafts Week as one of the most notable examples of artisan crafts. You can read the article here: [link] and feel free to be a part of the Artisan Crafts week, we have lots of activities and a contest planed! :)

Keep up the good work!
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:iconizasartshop:
izasartshop Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Wonderful work!
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:iconpeaceful-child:
Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks you :)
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:iconpeaceful-child:
Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome!:D
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:iconjadethekitteh:
jadeTheKitteh Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
How much would it be for one of those quivers that go on your hip rather than on your back?
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Depend on what carving and decoration you want. I think we can start from 75-80 euros for a rather basic one.
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:iconjadethekitteh:
jadeTheKitteh Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Euros.. I live in america...
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Around 110 USD
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:iconjadethekitteh:
jadeTheKitteh Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
thank you! i'll have to ask my mom if i can get one...
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:iconn-3k-0:
N-3k-0 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now this is amazing. I imagine my character Drooling over this since she's an archer xD
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:icontheladyems:
theladyems Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Digital Artist
This is excellent! I have to talk to someone I know locally about being able to try this sometime... it looks like a fun project to learn to do.
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:iconseerssword:
SeersSword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   General Artist
:clap:
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:iconmidevalexponents2sqr:
MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are.... are you selling this? O___O I want this thing SO bad!!!
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This one is mine, but of course I can make a quiver on order, even with your color and design, so that it is totally unique!
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:iconmidevalexponents2sqr:
MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How much? :O
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Depend on what you exactly want. For exemple a perfect copy of the blue leviathan quiver would cost around 230 euros (300 USD) and it is nearly the more expensive that I can do.
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MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What about if you don't have to dye the leather? :x I'm thinking like a normal looking quiver with maybe some elven influence
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's not the dye that cost much, it's the time passed on the engraving and the carving.
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:iconmidevalexponents2sqr:
MidevalExponents2sqr Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh. Maybe one day I can afford one :heart: Keep up the awesome work!
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Feel free to ask any question :)
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freedomofpeace Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Very very cool, I like the simple celtic designs at the top, and interesting how you made it left handed, or is that easily reversable? What kind of a pattern did you use for the trim?
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is reversable. I'm a left-eyed but you can wear it at right. I made it symetric
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:iconfreedomofpeace:
freedomofpeace Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice!
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:iconkekeaneli:
KekeAneli Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Writer
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'm in love with you for making this!
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:iconkesra-kyse:
Kesra-kyse Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconhyperanimegirl4lyfe:
hyperanimegirl4lyfe Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student
i don't have any arrows, so i guess that means i can use this as my new backpack :) love this!
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For a great bottle of rhum!
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:iconhyperanimegirl4lyfe:
hyperanimegirl4lyfe Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student
hahahaha! jack sparrow might want one of these then :P
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:iconmitzvahrose:
MitzvahRose Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa! :O I bet Katniss from the Hunger Games would love this. :D
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe one day I will craft outfit for movies! THAT would be awesome!
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:iconmitzvahrose:
MitzvahRose Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yah! Keep working at it, and you just might. :) Your sure good enough for it, in my opinion. :D
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks you :D
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:iconmitzvahrose:
MitzvahRose Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :D
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:iconamarokwolves:
AmarokWolves Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Epic! I love it's color!
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:iconpage-mistress:
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Pretty!
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:iconnypd:
nypd Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
this is lovely! do you mind if i ask which brand dye you use?
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
SUPRA C, it's a french brand. It's made for leather and wood and work very well :)
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:iconnypd:
nypd Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
it certainly appears to! do you know if its sold online somewhere, and if it will ship to the US? im always looking for good colored dye and it seems very hard to find any.
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:iconakinra-workshop:
akinra-workshop Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can buy it on fagesetaiglon website, but it is french and I don't know if they send worlwide.
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skrambles105 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
this made me how you say quiver with joy haha sorry i couldnot resist its vary sweet good on ya
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:iconkillclancamp:
killclancamp Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
epic
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:iconblackfoxtails:
Blackfoxtails Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That is seriously awsome!
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:iconharuka16:
Haruka16 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I want this!
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