The Art of Leathercraft

High End Custom Leather Products, Created by Dragonthorn

About

Dragonthorn Leatherworks is a full custom leather shop. I have been working with leather since the late 60’s (I was 14 when I started dabbling), and the company has been around since 1999. We specialize in custom leather products of all types, sizes, designs, etc. A unique advantage in dealing with Dragonthorn is the customer interaction. I firmly believe in giving the customer “exactly” what they want. I do consistently offer suggestions and/or design elements to a current or prospective customer but only as it pertains to how leather is worked and what is possible based on the price level agreed upon in advance between us and the client.

News

March 26, 2015 – Well, moving day is shortly approaching. Will be moving the shop the weekend of April 10th to Boone, NC. My girlfriend has owned a house in Boone for about 20 years now. Decided it was time to remodel it and move myself up. She’s moving to Rowan County, NC where she holds a job with the Economic Development group. We’ll see each other on the weekends. Don’t think I’ll be too terribly lonely as I have much leatherwork to do! My shop will be on two levels. Downstairs is all of the noisy dusty equipment sanders, saws, drill press, etc.) Upstairs will be the finishing, cutting and creation room. Winters will be a bit chilly but summers?… oh my! I’ll be down for about a week making the move and re-setting the shop back up. All of you that have active projects with me don’t worry. I’m hauling butt now and will get back on it all once set up. Those of you that are considering a project best let me get you in the queue now. Any delay just means that someone else gets in the queue ahead of you. I’ll give you all another update once I get up there. Take care… Mountains here I come!  DH

Leather EDC Set

Leather EDC Set

Leather EDC Set, who doesn’t need EDC (Every Day Carry) pouches to carry the sundry of stuff that you need every day? I am going to do this post a bit differently than most. The set pictured was commissioned by a gentleman in Plymouth, England that operates a professional plumbing and heating company in the UK. Why no air conditioning you ask? You have to live there to understand (I did, for 3 years and it’s beautiful, but not hot). The client needed a set of pouches to carry his Wiha bit driver set, the wallet; his HDS 250 flashlight (called a torch in the UK), the taller sleeve; and his Bose bluetooth headset, the small belt pouch. Sounds like EDC to me!...

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Marvin the Martian

Marvin the Martian

I do not normally put up pictures of every PCS I create as there are just too many and I am afraid it would overwhelm my webpage speed. However, in this case I really did want to make a more “whimsical” post about the PCS you see in the pics above. My client “Brian”, aka “Cartoon Freak” wanted a PCS to carry his favorite Zippo lighter, a small lock-back knife and a prized possession, his Bugs Bunny challenge coin (or his “fiddle coin” as his wife likes to say). We had a few email conversations back and forth (and I of course suggested a few necessary reasons that his wife should agree to the manufacture of a custom PCS)...

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Leather Wrist Brace

Leather Wrist Brace

This Leather Wrist Brace was made for a customer that pretty much beats his pharmaceutical braces to death. As I understand it he goes through one of the fabric braces monthly. Whether just beating it up or “setting it on fire” as he says while welding his custom drag cars, they just don’t last nor support his damaged wrist properly. Apparently other leathersmiths he has contacted to create this stated “it can’t be done”. We’ll, yes it can…see? “Bruzer”, as he is called. contacted me a while back with this request and was kind enough to mail me an old brace that I could use both as a pattern and for internal...

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Automobile Document Pouch

Automobile Document Pouch

The Automobile Document Pouch is a variation on the Document Envelope. My client owns a 2011 Z06 Corvette which has a red exterior with a black interior (He used to own a Mark IV VW R32, my baby). He wished to carry all Vette manuals and such in a more customized manner vs. the binder that came with the Vette. Due to the many manuals and such that are provided with the car we needed to increase the width of the pouch from the standard envelope width of .75″ up to 2″. Due to this is was necessary to use a gusseted side panel vs. the standard stitched sides in order to keep the pouch width accommodating for the glove box. The pouch is made with 3-4oz....

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