We use high quality tools and materials in everything we make. The following list details some of the products that we use.
Why Does It Matter?
Using high quality materials creates beautiful products that are meant to last.
We use Craftool and Barry King tools/stamps to create our products. Each piece is hand tooled and are all unique.
Each of our products are made with quality grade leather including cowhide, calfskin and kidskin.
The thickness (or weight) of leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals approximately 1/64" in thickness. Thus, 7-8 oz. means the leather is 7 to 8 oz. in weight or 7/64" to 8/64", making it approximately 1/8" thick. Lighter weight leather such as calf or kip (large calf) range from 1.5 oz. to 3-4 oz. Heavier leathers, 4-5 oz. to 10-11 oz. and more are from the hides of mature cattle. (Source: Tandy Leather)
Using quality lacing and thread ensures not only longevity of the product but also an appealing look. We use calf lace, kangaroo lace and waxed bonded nylon thread.
Our snaps, buckles, clasps, rivets and zippers accent the pieces and provide not only functionality but accentuate the look of the product. The hardware we use may be nickel plated, gold plated or solid brass depending on the desired look or strength requirements.
Dye, Finish, Antiquing
Each item is individually accented by antiquing and/or dye and are finished using various Fiebing's finishes. This assures the item retains it's look longer and provides some protection from the elements.
On custom order items, we will work with you to determine the best mix of materials to create the desired look.