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

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A few leather knife rolls available

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So I’ve now started treatment, and things are going pretty well!  I will be periodically adding stuff to my shop that is already made and ready to ship.  Basically, I will be in the shop here and there and since I can’t really commit to making things to order, this will be the only way to get stuff for probably the next few months.  These will be sort of “special” stuff, using different leathers and trying to make some interesting, more unique pieces available.  I will do my best to add new stuff every two weeks or so, mostly small knife rolls and probably some wallets.  

To start it off, I’ve been trying out this tumbled cowhide over the last couple months, and I’ve sort of fallen in love.  It is super thick, yet super soft with a distinctive pebble grain.  I’ve got brown and black, just a couple rolls of each color available.  The brown has a strap made of dark brown horween chromexcel, and the black rolls strap is made of heavy duty oil tanned cowhide.  Makes a hell of a knife roll!  These are available for $119 each, and have the same set up as my normal small roll, except that the black ones actually have an extra inch of overall width, and slightly roomier pockets.  They will be available later today at jawleathergoods.com/shop.  Feel free to email me at jawleathergoods@gmail.com with any questions!  Also, keep your eyes peeled for other cool stuff, I’ll do my best to keep it interesting.  

Help support me through my cancer treatments!  Thanks so much to everyone who has sent kind and encouraging emails, you all rock!

 

-Jon

 

 

Large knife roll in Black

Large knife roll in Black

Just because I never actually photograph black rolls when I make them, and seem to get asked for photos of them, I will go ahead and post this. Next one I make will be fully photographed and added to my shop! Feel free to email me with questions at jawleathergoods@gmail.com

New Leathers

As for new stuff, I have a couple of very cool new leather options coming available on select items.

 

First off is shrunken bison.  These are bison shoulders that have been shrunken and tipped beautifully which gives them an amazing 3D effect.   Tanned by Horween in Chicago, this is amazing leather:

Modern bifold, $75:

Small knife roll, $129:

 

Another interesting leather I’ve been sort of developing is a “tumbled” horsehide.  This is the same horsehide that is normally used in my wallets, and hand rolled until it has this beautiful, natural, pebble grain.  Extremely durable, yet made suprisingly soft and supple by the rolling process:

 

Simple two pocket card case, $55

Classic wallet, $89:

 

So there you go!  Choices, choices,  choices.  Great for christmas though!  Speaking of which, if you are planning on ordering something for a christmas present, the sooner the better!  Last year I got hit sort of all at once, so if you are considering a knife roll, or a wallet, or anything else, get in touch now to make sure you get it by christmas!

 

-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

Horsehide knife roll

One of the things that I like most about leather is how many different types there are.  There are literally hundreds of different ways to achieve a preserved hide, and this allows the maker to (occasionally) have a field day trying out different leathers for different purposes. Recently I got my hands on some front quarter horsehide from Horween tannery.

Horsehide is fascinating because it falls into three distinct, and very different categories.  You have Shell cordovan, which comes from the butt and is very very dense, yet still very pliable making it excellent for shoes and assorted small leather goods like wallets and card holders.  Above the Cordovan, the hip section is a long narrow piece that is thicker than the Shells, yet not as dense.  It is a completely different leather but is fantastic for boots, wallets, even small bags.  Now when you get above the hip section of the horse, you get the “front quarters,” which are much lighter in weight, and are extremely soft and supple making it perfect leather for jackets, since it is stronger than cowhide of equal weight.   It is truly beautiful leather, and perfect for an all leather knife roll, which is something I’ve had on the back burner for a while now.

It’s not clear whether I will continue to make these, it really depends on the demand.  Let me know what you all think, and shoot me an email if you are interested in one of these.  They will be very limited for now, so swoop one up while you can!

Im working on some other new stuff as well, hoping to fill some gaps in my product line: