Materials and Tools
This is moccasin-weight moose hide from Moscow Hide and Fur. It was lot #1630-3330. If that link doesn’t show up, that lot isn’t available – but a similar one will probably do just as well. It’s commercially tanned, there was quite a strong chemical odor when it arrived, but that is going away. The color here is smoke tan.
1 adult and 2 kids pair of moccasins have already been made from this hide, you can see the cut marks on the left.
Here are some of the tools. The Bridgestone folding knife with Opinel blade is small enough to cut the hide around corners, and keeps a real sharp blade. The artificial sinew is the 1000′ length, from Tandy Leather.
I also had a sharpener for the blade. A piece of wood was used as backing for the awl when punching holes in the hide.