Recent Leather Work

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    Nice work Kevin! I hadn't seen beaver tail used before, what sizes are possible - full coverage holsters or is it limited to accent pieces? How's the durability in terms of scuffs and scrapes? Nice knife sheath too.
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    Nice Kevin.

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    Nice work Kevin. I really like that holster with the beaver on it!

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    Outstanding !! Kevin
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    Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    Jack -

    We've used the beaver tail strictly for accent pieces so far. We might be able to do a full coverage holster, such as our Maverick Defender, for a smaller, shorter barrel, such as a 3" 1911. And if we get one that's in good shape from edge to edge, we might be able to stretch it to a 4" 1911. It would definitely have to be a slim-line style of holster, as the overall size of the beaver tail is not very large, and goes from wide at the top to a somewhat narrow, rounded bottom edge. Here's a pic of us using it as an accent on a Laredo Defender:



    Beaver tail is a very durable and somewhat dent/impression resistant type of skin. It reminds me a lot of being like shark or elephant in that respect. It definitely provides for a different texture appearance.

    With respect to the knife sheath, I enjoy doing them almost as much as the holsters. We can get somewhat elaborate with those as well, and we've used a variety of skins. Here's a couple of pics of one we did for the folks at Surefire Flashlights and one we did for a "fantasy" knife:




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    Great work , do you have a list of the exotics you have avalable for accent work and price ?
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    Oh man! I like those knife sheaths. I typically use IWB holsters, so I personally don't see the need for exotics on my gun holsters (That's just me, but I do enjoy looking at what others are getting), but for a fixed blade knife, that's a different story. In my state, we have to open carry our fixed blades, unless they're 2" or less.
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    Great info Kevin, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    Great work , do you have a list of the exotics you have avalable for accent work and price ?
    We generally have on hand: shark, alligator, ostrich body, ostrich shin, stingray, elephant trunk, elephant body, eel, anaconda, lizard, black snake, beaver tail, rattle snake, and I think there are a couple of others. The price would be dependent on the skin chosen and how much area we're covering, but it most often starts at an additional $20 over the price of the holster and goes up from there.

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    Thanks for the info on the exotics and pricing. Ill contemplate a bit on it and call sometime in the next week to visit lol .
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    this wets my appetite I am waiting on a dakota defender with shark skin. should not be to much longer now

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    Kevin, the more I see your work the more convinced I am that you could really do a "skeeter wing" holster. You work is beautiful and it's also functional. On a scale of 1- 10 those are 11's.

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    I've been waiting on a holster for my New Vaquero - and he called the other day and asked if he could do something different to it - I told him sure -
    I just found out this one is mine!!! So the moral of the story - let him do whatever he wants to your holsters!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    I've been waiting on a holster for my New Vaquero - and he called the other day and asked if he could do something different to it - I told him sure -
    I just found out this one is mine!!! So the moral of the story - let him do whatever he wants to your holsters!!!
    That's gotta make you grin from ear to ear.
    How many of Kevin's holsters do you have now? I know it's several, wasn't that Anaconda revolver rig your's too?
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    Incredible edging.

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