Narrowing a leather Zulu

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    Narrowing a leather Zulu

    Well, I ordered the wrong size leather Zulu (22mm instead of 20mm) from cheapestnatostraps and am wondering if it is worth returning, or if I should attempt to narrow the strap from 22mm to 20mm. Here is the strap in question:

    Handmade leather Zulu straps from $24.95

    What do you think?

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    Re: Narrowing a leather Zulu

    probably a bad idea to cut it since the rings would be oversized for the narrower band, plus you'd have to taper it back up at the buckle.

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    Re: Narrowing a leather Zulu

    Looking at the pictures, it doesn't look like the edges are finished (they look like raw leather) so it's probably not a big deal to do a little surgery.
    Have you tried to use the NATO?
    If it bunches up but doesn't stress your springbars you could just use it as-is.

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    Re: Narrowing a leather Zulu

    Make sure you have good tools and measure twice, but only cut once. Good luck.
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