Leather Bags

Got a few messenger/carryall bags sitting around the shop that I haven’t been able to list in the shop yet!  Ill be adding them to the shop this week, but feel free to email me to grab one if you want it!  There will be more than these too coming:

First is a bag made entirely out of some beautiful shrunken bison leather.  The particular cut features a very cool area of the hide on the flap, it has a ton of texture, and looks very rustic.  About 14.5″ x 11.5″ x 4″, with attached shoulder strap.  Unlined, and features two large pockets on the front, and two more large pockets inside.  $225

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Second one is made of mostly reddish brown Horween Chromexcel.  The gusset is a softer oil tan leather and strap is oil tanned cowhide.  Dimensions are about 15″ x 12″ x 4″ with attached shoulder strap.  This one is pretty large and can fit a lot of stuff, has two pockets outside and two pockets inside.  $275

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I have one Large knife roll available in shrunken bison leather.  I may be adding this item to the shop, and will only have a couple, so if you really want one, shoot me an email!  Same set up as my regular 10 slot roll.  $289

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And lastly, this is just a really cool custom bag I made for someone recently.  Full shrunken bison lined with heavy canvas.  Zip top under the flap.  This was a really cool project.   Just throwing out there what I can do custom.  If you are looking for a custom bag, shoot me an email and we can make it happen.  Something like the bag pictured below costs around $400-$450 depending on the size, this one was large.

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My email is JAWLeathergoods@gmail.com, get in touch!   Visit JAWLeatherGoods.com too, I made  new site that is still in progress, but looking better!

-Jon

The JAW Briefcase

It’s been a long time since I’ve done an update here.  I’ve been very busy trying to keep up with orders, moving my workshop to a new space that should be much better than my previous space, and trying to stay on top of emails.

I’ve been working on some new projects lately, trying to expand the line of products.  Hopefully I will have at least one new color option for all items available (starting now if you email me).  The leather is from Horween, it is their “dublin” tannage in a very beautiful golden color.  Should have some wallet and knife roll pics up in the next couple weeks.

This is a double gusset briefcase I recently finished made on the golden dublin:

 

 

This style of briefcase is something that I’ve been working on for a long while, and think it’s getting to the point where it should beadded to website pretty soon.  I will probably offer it in a 14.5″ x 11.5″ x 6″ size for $325.  It will be available in probably two other colors as well, pics coming soon.

 

-Jon

Tooling, Purses, and a little Christmas talk

tooling is something I’ve been doing for fun for a while now, mainly for fun.  It is super addictive, and can be very expressive in a very specific way – there is no other art form quite like it.  It has taken me a while to get to point where I am happy enough with it to actually share it with everyone, and I am hoping in the near future to begin offering one of a kind tooled wallets every once in a while when I have the time to do them.  These two I finished up yesterday, and they will be for sale at Ambiance in downtown SLO pretty soon.  Stop by and check them out, I also have some purses and other wallets in there as well.  The large one will be selling for $220, and the smaller size will be $165.

I would love some feedback, let me know if you all would be interested in more wallets like these!  I will be doing some more smaller men’s ones pretty soon that I will post when it comes time.

 

I’ve been crazy busy lately on some other fun projects, lots of purses.

This purse will also be at Ambiance in SLO priced at $265:

 

This next one is made of front quarter horsehide, which is very soft and has a very unique rustic quality to the grain.  This is on the smaller side and would make an great small purse, its about 10″ x 8″ x 3.5″, and is fully lined will an awesome red and white striped canvas.  It is available for $195 shipped directly from me, shoot me an email at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com.

 

And finally for today, we have my current personal favorite.  This next purse/ satchel is made from a very beautiful italian vegetable tanned calfskin in a very nice medium brown color, with a black chromexcel gusset and a natural horsehide strap.  It is hard to do it justice with photos, the calfskin is simply gorgeous.   This is also currently available, at $225.  It is 11″ x 8.5″ x 4″, so it would make a very decent sized purse, and it will gain a beautiful character over time, only looking better as it ages.  Again, shoot me an email if you are interested!

 

 

 

I will be doing a Christmas mega-post pretty soon here, because it’s almost that time.  Keep in mind that I usually have a 2-3 week wait on items, so please this year let’s get Christmas orders started early!  Shoot me an email at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com with questions or comments, or concerns, or just to chat.

 

-Jon

Leather knife roll process

 

So a while back I took some photos to document the creation of some knife rolls, I typically make them one at a time, but this was a lot of ten total, six of them brown.  This is a very abridged version of how they are made.  I hope to have a very detailed “how its made” post soon, but this will have to suffice for now.  Anyways, enjoy!

 

Three small and three large knife rolls completed.

All these pieces are cut by hand, one at a time.  There are eight individual pieces cut out for each large sized knife roll.  The buckles have been attached to the straps, and hand stitched to secure before machine stitching.

Every slot is measured and marked one at a time by hand.

A small knife roll getting its inside pocket sewn in.  The thread gets backstitched three or four times, then the ends clicked and melted to keep them from unraveling.

 

Each knife roll gets a hell of a lot of work put into it, and I hope this helps you all appreciate the time taken to make sure everything is perfect.  Enjoy the photos, I hope to do a step by step in depth process post soon, so stay tuned!

Tote bag, knife roll

This tote is huge.  20″ across, 17″ deep.  With a big zipper pocket for keys, phone etc.  This is something I’m working on making more of, but this particular bag will be for sale at Art in the Park at the dinosaur caves in shell beach on Sunday.  Swing by and check out our booth, and all the cool local stuff.

This is a new knife roll, shipping out today.  Just thought it looked extra nice.

Keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of new stuff coming soon!

-Jon

NEW knife roll

Releasing a few new things real soon.  This is the first part of a line of knife rolls in different sizes.  This is the “mini” version.  There will be an in between size, and the large size that has been around for a while.

Features a bare bones approach for pastry chefs, or travelers.  Lined with natural canvas, no strap, no buckles.  Selling for $95 on Jawleathergoods.etsy.com, available in black or brown.  Keep eyes peeled for a mid-sized knife roll coming soon!

Custom brown messenger

Just finished up this item for a customer.  First crack at bound edges, really happy with the turnout.

Fully canvas lined with some extra pocket space in there:

This bag is 16″X12.5″X5″ beautiful double tanned dark brown leather, and copper rivets.  This leather may not be available anymore which is a huge shame.  Glad I got to work with it while I could.