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Topic: Thunderball Shoulder Holster

I haven’t been making shoulder holsters for a while, but a recent request from a fellow in the Netherlands for my Dr. No style shoulder holster reignited my passion for the James Bond shoulder holster as worn by Connery, Lazenby and Moore.

One version that intrigued me was the one worn by Connery in Thunderball.  You only catch a glimpse of it after Bond has a dalliance with Tina Volpe in his hotel room.  Largo’s henchman are at the door when they go to leave.  They subsequently disarm Bond and you get a glimpse of the holster witch features a brown strap over the right shoulder and no boxed X stitch on the left shoulder as seen on the previous holsters.  Here is a still featuring the holster:


https://i.postimg.cc/Mv3JD4SY/558-B5495-BC3-B-40-FB-A5-F2-C56-CDD5-AFEA2.jpg

Here is my prototype:



https://i.postimg.cc/LJs64LHx/D929-DA6-B-39-F2-42-F3-9-EBF-7-BC56949-D1-F8.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/WDFNgVqr/63-DEAA06-10-F1-42-EF-8761-E0340-D0-F1127.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/zL0QzHGF/7-DE9-BE0-D-FC37-4-E22-B2-E6-B861801260-DA.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/4KDJ10p0/F343785-E-41-B7-4-B66-AE64-FB86-D3-D6-F38-E.jpg

Last edited by Donald Grant (17th Mar 2019 20:26)

So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
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Very cool. Thank you for sharing.

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Really nice, DG, coming from an owner of one of your DN holsters!

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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It looks great!  ajb007/martini

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OK, now I'm VERY impressed!!! ?Your holster making skills have improved SO much since I saw your original DN holster many years ago. It's sleek design makes it undetectable under your jacket. Faithfully reproduced and, I think, this will be a "must-have" for any Bond collector. As one of my friends down South might say "I'm a gonna' have to get me one of those!" --Ed

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Thank you gentlemen.  Superado, thank you, I remember that.  Ed thespyboys11,  wow thanks so much!  That’s high praise coming from the Bond prop master himself, thank you, thank you!

Stay tuned.  Moore to come.

DG

So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee124/DonaldGrantPhotos/image_zps6a725e59.jpg
"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."  Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.

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Fantastic, that's really very impressive  ajb007/martini

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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My FRWL holster is one of my fave Bond collectibles.   Cracking holsters.

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Nice!

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Still my favorite 007 accessory from my favorite Bond epic, Thunderball. Excellent work, DG
Hoping one may become available again someday.

Last edited by Double-oh nine (7th May 2019 06:49)

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love it  ajb007/heart

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Double-oh nine wrote:

Still my favorite 007 accessory from my favorite Bond epic, Thunderball. Excellent work, DG
Hoping one may become available again someday.

It is available.  Custom made in your t-shirt size.  PM me or check out my listing on the bay.  I also have the Dr. No version too, although not on the bay.  But it soon will be.

DG

So, what sharp little eyes you've got...wait till you get to my teeth.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee124/DonaldGrantPhotos/image_zps6a725e59.jpg
"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."  Richard Grenier after George Orwell, Washington Times 1993.