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

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Recently…

Haven’t been able to post much recently, have been super busy. Got a few cool things in the works, and have been working on some awesome custom projects.

Horween Golden tan Dublin knife roll:
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Dublin is a waxed vegetable tanned leather from Horween Tannery in Chicago. It has a very rustic look, and strong pull up. This roll is absolutely georgeous. Currently available for $295 +shipping. Email me at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com for details.

This is a custom double gusset tote I made for a customer recently made completely out of Horween Chromexcel horsehide:
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I also have this carry-on size travel bag available right now. Made of beautiful American tanned “English” Bridle Leather with veg tan horsehide straps. Inside has large zip pocket same as the outside one, and two more small pockets for incidentals:
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Price is $295 shipped in the USA. Email me at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com. Perfect for your upcoming summer travels!

As always, shoot me an email with any questions, comments, concerns, gripes, nice things, etc.

-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:

How I make a leather knife roll – video

make hand crafted leather knife rolls for chefs. This is a look into the process that goes into making the rolls. This is a (heavily edited) start to finish making of a knife roll. It starts after the leather is cut, as this would have made the video far too long. Enjoy! The rolls are made using Horween Chromexcel leathers, in black or brown and are available at JAWLeatherGoods.com. Please support small artisan craftsman instead of big companies peddling factory made garbage as “high-end” leather goods. You can find me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jawleathergoods, and subscribe to my blog at JAWLeather.wordpress.com. I also make a whole line of leather accessories including wallets, and bags. I also take custom orders! You can reach me at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com

Music credits: First song – Trans Am – the dark gift (off of The Red LIne)
Second Song – Lies and Deceit – Blackout

New stuff

 

 

 

Few new things in the JAW Leather Goods world, our small leather knife roll is now available in natural as stated before, theres a little nicer photo.

Also have some new card holders becoming available for purchase.  Available in natural vegetable tanned calfskin for $39.00, and brown Chromexcel horsehide and natural calf pockets for $44.00.  Hit me up through email, they will be in the shop soon, but not yet!   Shoot me an email about custom stuff, always down for new stuff.

 

Keep it positive,

 

Jon

Small Leather knife roll now available in natural veg tan cowhide

The JAW Leather Goods small leather knife roll is now available in natural vegetable tanned cowhide! This is exceptional leather that will gain a beautiful dark golden patina over time, like an old baseball glove. $129.00 USD, shoot me an email to swoop one up, they will be available in the shop soon.