Conchos For Leather
Below are hundreds of conchos for sale on eBay. Most of these conchos can be used for leather, but not all. Please scroll down for tips on buying conchos for leather.
Conchos For Leather: Good Things To Know Before You Buy
- Maybe the most important thing to know about a concho is what
type of back it has. With the right type of back, a concho can be used for
leather (headstall, chaps, saddle, etc.). But with the wrong type of back a
concho can't be used for leather, at least not easily or without modification.
Conchos made to be used for leather have a variety of different backs depending on where and how you want to use them. For example, conchos for leather could have a Chicago screw back, a wood screw back, and so on .
The style of back determines what the concho was designed to be used for. For example, a concho with a Chicago screw back could be used on a headstall, a belt, or on a pair of chaps or chinks. Conchos with a wood screw back are designed for a different type of use, like on a saddle. Some conchos don't have backs but instead have slots or holes through the concho itself.
At right: The front of a decorative concho with a Chicago screw back.
At right: A the back of a decorative concho with a Chicago screw back.
- How big is the head of the concho? A good eBay seller will give you exact measurements and/or show you photos with the concho and another object (like a penny, dime, etc.) so you know how big the head is.
- If the style of concho you are looking at has a back, how long is it? Conchos can be used on headstalls, belts, chaps, and many more items, all of which have different thicknesses. You will need your conchos to have backs that are long enough for whatever you need them for without being too long.
- How many conchos will you be getting? Conchos can be sold as singles or in groups or packages. If you are looking at a group or package of conchos do they all have the same kind of back on them? Sometimes conchos with matching heads will come in packages with different kinds of backs or with slots or holes.
- Are the conchos new or used?
- What are the conchos made of?
Concho / Concha
The word "concho" is a derivative of the Spanish word "concha" which means shell.
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