Postal repro sale (Sold)

•January 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The body of this bag is made from 1st quality veg-tanned steer hide. The straps are veg-tanned horsehide. It measures 15″ X 13″ X 3″.  The hardware is all solid brass. $300.00 + shipping.  If interested, contact me at

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veg tanned horse butt bag

•December 16, 2014 • 4 Comments

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to get some veg tanned horse butt strips from Horween that were big enough to produce a messenger bag. Here is what it looked like then. I wonder what it looks like today. This stuff develops a great patina.


double tongue stainless steel

•July 4, 2014 • 1 Comment

Genuine English bridle that is actually from England – NOT the stuff made by American tanneries – is pretty incredible. It comes with a coat of tallow on the surface of the hide and can be buffed to a very nice shine. It also works great with my double tongue stainless buckles. I just wish I could get it a little thicker. This belt is 11/12 oz. and a dark Havana brown.

Bag Sale (sold)

•July 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

I recently purchased a side of veg tanned 9 oz. water buffalo to see what it’s like. It’s a dense, rugged leather that should wear well. I decided to make a bag from it. The straps on this one are Horween veg tanned horsehide. The exterior back pocket is Hermann Oak veg tanned steer. There are 3 big Horween front quarter internal pockets. The buckles and clips are solid brass. The rivets are copper and the d-rings are stainless. If anybody is interested in this one it is $200.00 + shipping. Email me at for more pictures.

Horsehide Watch Straps

•February 23, 2014 • 1 Comment

Both of these straps are made from veg tanned horsehide. The top one is a new Nato. The bottom is a Zulu that has been used a lot for the past 3 years.


Gibson + Horween

•February 1, 2014 • 1 Comment

Horween Olive CXL strap w/stainless steel clipped corner buckle on a 1971 Les Paul Deluxe:


English vs American Horsehide

•January 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The wallet on the left is front quarter English horsehide from Joseph Clayton and Sons. The one on the right is CXL Horsebutt from Horween in America.



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