Horween Dublin Wallet closeout, update, etc.

So I wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent me emails and messages with words of kindness and encouragement, it means so much to me. Things have been going pretty well so far, hopefully I can keep up the positive spirit and put this whole thing behind me.

As for work, I’ve been pretty much one schedule-ish. Some things are backed up out of my control right now. I’m back ordered on Chromexcel horsehide until (hopefully) next week (was supposed to be last week, so we’ll see). Feel free to place orders though, just be aware it will be a few weeks. Otherwise, wait times are pretty much back to normal, two or so weeks. Kind of depends on when you order, as every two weeks I have chemo and it takes 5 or 6 days to get back to work.

I have been trying to use up leather I have around the shop to make things a little more tidy, so I have a few things I am offering to not only clear out the last of some very popular leather I have, but to offer what I think is a great deal on some amazing leathers.

First is some golden tan Horween Dublin.  This is a fully vegetable tanned leather that has been heavily waxed and has a very dramatic pull-up effect that gives it an amazing rustic look.  There is no leather I have ever seen quite like this, as you can see from the photo, each wallet is completely different, yet cut from the same hide.Three Dublin wallets

I have 5 or 6 on hand in the Golden tan Dublin, going for $65 a piece (+$5 shipping to US), the interior includes 4 card slots and a full sized bill slot, and is constructed from natural vegetable tanned cowhide.

This is a wallet that will break in to look absolutely ludicrous.  Get one while they last!

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Next leather is another sort of golden Horween Veg tan, I’m going to call this one “Wheat” colored.  Very similar to the above leather, except not as dramatic a pull up and a bit firmer.  It is awesome.  It is waxy, but has more of a matte finish to it.

Same price and set up as the one above, $65 + $5 in USA, four slots, etc.  Have about 5 or so of these.  Email me!

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Last one is a dark brown in a similar tannage to the Golden Dublin, although the pull-up is not as dramatic.  It is a nice smooth waxy veg tan with a little tiny bit of shine too it.   Nice and deep brown color.

Again, same as the others, 4 slots, $65 + $5.  I have probably the same 5 or 6, maybe a few more of this style.

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These really are the three of the most beautiful leathers I have ever seen.  Horween’s vegetable tanning program is absurd, and these leathers are the proof of that.

Shoot me an email if you are interested at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com, I’ll add these to the online shop at JAWLeatherGoods.com later today.

Again, thank you for all the support, it means a lot.  Help me get rid of these wallets and get through my cancer treatments!

Take care,

-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

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

Horween Chromexcel wallets

Just a heads up to let you all know that I am now offering some wallets that are made completely of Horween Chromexcel.  Most of my wallets up until now have been two tone, with natural calfskin insides, but I am now offering matching brown chromexcel innards in specific styles.  I’ve talked about Chromexcel before, but here’s a short catch up:

Founded in 1905, and now run by fifth-generation family members, Horween Leather is one of the oldest continuously run tanneries in the U.S., and the only one still located in Chicago. Chromexcel® is tanned using time honored techniques and formulas that were developed nearly 100 years ago. It is a nearly water proof, full grain aniline leather that is hand glazed and double tanned. The tanning process spans over 28 working days and takes 89 separate processes to complete. This process creates an amazing hide of leather that will patina like an old leather glove, breaking in beautifully, and only looking better with age.

Right now I am offering a billfold wallet, with four card slots and a large bill slot, and a three slot card holder.  If you are not familiar with Horween tannery, here is a little video about them HERE.

Swoop up a wallet by emailing me at JAWLeatherGoods@gmail.com, or head over the JAWLeatherGoods.etsy.com.

-Jon

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