The picture at the left shows how to make a necherchief slide from an empty shotgun shell.
The picture shows where to cut the back of the shell. You can try experimenting with different heights of cut to get the best results for your materials. Generally the higher the cut, the flatter the neckerchief and slide will lay, but it makes the slide weaker. Select the area to cut so that the printing on the shell will be on the front and centered.
Use a sharp knife, and heat it in a candle flame so it will melt through the plastic. It is possible to cut the shell without heating the knife, but the plastic is very tough and it is easy to slip and cut yourself, or ruin the slide.
The picture shows an optional cut to remove the stuck upwards crimp. Remove it just above where the rounded area was that formed the top edge of the original shell. Try it both ways and see what you like best. If you have a shotshell reloader available, you can use it to refold the crimp, over-driving it so that the crimp is folded back into the shell. This gives it the more of the appearance of a loaded shotgun shell. (This works on 8-point crimps. I'm not sure if it does on the stiffer 6-point crimps.)
Have fun! Steve
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