Horween Shell Cordovan

So I finally have Shell Cordovan back in stock!  It’s been a while, and it’s good to have it back.  I have changed the layout of the wallet to what I believe to be a more practical inside layout, still with six card slots.  You can grab one up right here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/84508145/genuine-horween-shell-cordovan-handmade.  Priced at $119, this is truly an amazing wallet. 

If you are saying “what the heck is Shell Cordovan?”  Here is a basic outline for you:

Shell Cordovan is the one of the rarest and most sought after leathers in the world.  It is a set of two “shells” that come from the hind quarters of a horse, ranging from 1 – 3 square feet each.  They are tanned using a process that takes six months from start to finish, and are hand dyed and hot stuffed.  This extremely limited yield per hide, and the fact that Horween is the only tannery in the USA still tanning shells make them very expensive.  The shell actually sits under the top grain of the leather, and it is shaved off to expose the shell.  The grain is so tight though, that the leather is extremely smooth both front and back.  There is truly nothing else like it in the world.  It is extremely hard wearing, and is known to develop a stunning, unique patina with use over time. 

 

So swoop one up before I run out and have to wait another two months for my shipment from horween to arrive! 

 

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handmade leather backpacks

Over the past few months, I have been working on expanding my range of products outside of leather knife rolls.  I offer wallets, a few bags and thats about it.  What I have really been trying to master is backpacks.  I’ve been making backpacks fully out of leather, and also leather and canvas hybrids.

This is the lastest:

This particular pack is for sale currently for the bargain price of $95 USD shipped in the US, it is more or less a prototype.

Some other packs:

Straps are lined with pig suede…

Anyways, I guess it comes down to a question, what kind of backpack would you like to see?  It doesn’t have to be a choice of one of these, more what have you been searching for in a backpack?  I would like to come up with a streamlined singular design, would love some feedback.  Comment away!