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. We firmly believe in giving the customer “exactly” what they want. We 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. So, have an idea? Not sure if it’ll work or how to go about it? Only one way to find out… Let us know what you are thinking and we’ll go from there. Daniel

News

November 12, 2016 – PLEASE READ THIS – First off an apology. I really don’t mean to shout. It’s starting to get a bit crazy again in the shop. Temps are down, weather is turning very wintery and I do now believe that just about everyone has now found my website. Still doing well on the search engines and other review sites concerning my work and it is most certainly showing. I am doing all I can to keep up with the phone calls and emails but starting to slip a bit. As general info, I actually spend almost as much time communicating with current and prospective customers as well as project design work as I do actually building the custom items that you all wish to have. Unfortunately, I am only one guy (with help occasionally). So… this email is a request for patience and understanding. I will continue to take new projects but they may take a bit to complete. When I started Dragonthorn Leatherworks some 15 years ago my lead time was in the 1-2 week range. That has now stretched into 10-12 weeks depending on the project. Has the quality of the leatherwork increased along with that? Oh, most assuredly. Dragonthorn Leatherworks remains one of the top 5 custom leatherwork companies world-wide. What that means of course is nothing but high quality work and of course longer lead times to get it to you. So, I am still here, but buried under mounds of leather hides…  DH

Every Day Carry Dragon PCS – Pocket Carry System© Part 2

Every Day Carry Dragon PCS – Pocket Carry System© Part 2

As a major part of my custom work revolves around my Personal Carry System (PCS), I have added an additional PCS page to give you a better indication of the varieties of Personal Carry Systems that can be created. In addition I have added a separate PCS gallery to allow the inclusion of even more examples....

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Stingray Wallet

Stingray Wallet

Custom Stingray Wallet you ask? Coming right up, err…. in a short bit… I have worked with a lot of tough leathers and difficult projects but I have to say finishing this wallet for a recent customer strained the both of us. The design and the manufacture of the pure cow leather bits was not difficult. Determining exactly how I was going to stitch this baby was not. Stingray skin is actually made up of a hard calcareous material that is more like armor than skin or scales. A regular knife will not easily cut it, nor are your scissors happy if you use them. I ended up using a pair of shop shears for the rough cut and my belt sander to get the edges straight....

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Fountain Pen Case (Hard Shell)

Fountain Pen Case (Hard Shell)

Fountain Pen Case, hard shell and custom made. It does not get any better than this for the discerning fountain pen collector. I was contacted by a client in Toronto looking for something just a little bit different. He forwarded me a few photos of cases he likes along with this comment, ” I can’t find anything outside of Japan that isn’t junk (sort of cheap leather and all floppy). Your stuff looks fantastic and high quality”. Well, I am always up for a challenge and thought to myself, “self, let’s ramp this way up!” The ramp-up? A layered piece of custom molded kydex giving this Dragon Leatherworks pen case practical...

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Bear Scare sheath for LARGE Blade

Bear Scare sheath for LARGE Blade

Bear Scare sheath for Large Blade… Say what?!!! This was a very unique project. The client in Alaska required a custom sheath capable of a quick draw if necessary and the full protection of a sheepskin lined/Kydex protected housing. The knife, a Zombie Tools Felon, is almost 20″ inches long and a very nice piece. If you can imagine carrying this, it can be quite difficult to get it out of the sheath if you are carrying it in the “Outback” of Alaska. The manufacturer does offer some nice, low rider, sheaths but they are impractical for bush work as a low rider tends to snag on just about everything. If I may digress just a little bit… This...

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