Upon seeing Highspeed Dial's thread, I hastily opened it to read what I thought was cracking leather- whip style. Sorry, I don't know much about repairing leather. I do like to crack leather whips, though. My grandmother tought me how to crack a whip when I was an young teen. I will always remember that. I still get it out and practice every once and awhile. I know I'm in the guns forum, but what else goes so well with a SA revolver? It's like chocolate and peanut butter... I prefer to use a short whip, due to the lack of any open places to practice in the basement. I have a nice little 6 footer that makes quite a noise when you get it right.