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artificial velvet
Mule Deer
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Dennis Razza 03-Sep-12
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Shug 03-Sep-12
hitmanonmac 03-Sep-12
trkyslr 03-Sep-12
SDHNTR(home) 03-Sep-12
Dennis Razza 03-Sep-12
Dennis Razza 05-Sep-12
TEmbry 05-Sep-12
hunter 09-Sep-12
deerslayer 09-Sep-12
Skullwerx 09-Sep-12
Huntin'hard 09-Sep-12
weekender21 09-Sep-12
PAstringking 09-Sep-12
trevore 09-Sep-12
Foot Shooter 29-Sep-12
caribou77 29-Sep-12
Dennis Razza 12-Oct-12
writer 13-Oct-12
weekender21 14-Oct-12
huntingbob 26-Feb-14
DL 26-Feb-14
Dennis Razza 02-Mar-14
ridgerunnerron 02-Mar-14
Dennis Razza 02-Mar-14
Deacon Dave 03-Mar-14
ridgerunnerron 03-Mar-14
From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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I do a lot of velvet antlered animals per year. I wanted to show a few pics of artificial velvet on a mulie I'm working on this week. The splits and rubs were all done off of field photos. If you choose to go artificial it helps to take good pics for reference.

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From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12

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03-Sep-12

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03-Sep-12

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From: Shug
03-Sep-12
Looks great...

From: hitmanonmac
03-Sep-12
Looks awesome.... I would love to see the rack on the finished mount!!!

From: trkyslr
03-Sep-12
I've never been a fan of artificial velvet and never seen any that IMO looked real.... Until now! That looks awesome and very realistic. Great job!

From: SDHNTR(home)
03-Sep-12
That's fake velvet? Wow! All the artificial jobs I've seen look just that, artificial. That looks perfectly real.

From: Dennis Razza
03-Sep-12
Thanks guys! I'll make sure I post pics of the finished mount. Should have it mounted sometime next week.

IMO many advantages to artificial velvet... definitely the way to go in most situations.

From: Dennis Razza
05-Sep-12

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Here's a pic of before I stripped the velvet.

From: TEmbry
05-Sep-12
WOW, that is simply unreal.

From: hunter
09-Sep-12
When I started reading this post, and as I was

scrolling down thru thru the photos, my thought was

they were the before photos, how is he going to fix

this. WoW! Outstanding!

Have to save your website for the future!

From: deerslayer
09-Sep-12
hunter x2

Harvested a full velvet buck this past wednesday. Boogered up the velvet when he thrashed around.

Dennis sent you a PM

From: Skullwerx
09-Sep-12
X 3 Hunter

That's amazing

From: Huntin'hard
09-Sep-12
that looks awesome

From: weekender21
09-Sep-12
WOW! That is by far the best fake velvet I've seen. Looks great!

From: PAstringking
09-Sep-12
I did the same thing Hunter...

Dennis...That is some amazing velvet work!! Very impressed

From: trevore
09-Sep-12
Probably the best artificial velvet I've seen done. Hell of a job. Definitely looks better "after".

From: Foot Shooter
29-Sep-12
Just had to say that I stopped into Dennis's shop to drop off a mule deer, and this fake velvet is probably more impressive in person than in the photos. Truly impressive shop to stop and look around in, I cannot wait to see how my deer turns out (9 months or so from now).

From: caribou77
29-Sep-12
I have 2 caribou with fake velvet on them. All I can say is while they look ok.... They look NOTHING like that! WOW! Great job!

From: Dennis Razza
12-Oct-12

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Meant to put this pic up a few weeks ago but been busy... Here's the mulie finished. Thanks, Dennis

From: writer
13-Oct-12
I, too, thought those were the "before" pics. Very good work.

From: weekender21
14-Oct-12
Looks great!

From: huntingbob
26-Feb-14
One of the few things I would have to see in person before having it done! Just me! Bob.

From: DL
26-Feb-14
Wow Dennis that's amazing! I've had a customers rack done and not crazy about it. That looks really life life. Great work.

From: Dennis Razza
02-Mar-14
Thanks.

I'm just east of Pittsburgh Pa. We have clients ship in from all over.

02-Mar-14
Fantastic work here! Does look amazing, you have the process figured out for sure! Is it a costly job for a customer?

From: Dennis Razza
02-Mar-14
Ron, Pm sent.

From: Deacon Dave
03-Mar-14
Looks fantastic, with a great job. I have seen artificial velvet look worse than crap. Most taxidermist have art skills, some don't. Thanks for sharing.

03-Mar-14
THX Dennis!

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