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New Pipe Bag Debuting at the 2014 Chicago Pipe Show!

As mentioned in earlier posts the new iBriar/Dragonthorn Leatherworks Pipe Bag is being shown for the first time at the 2014 Chicago Pipe today! A lot of work went into this design. Chris Lee of iBriar and I have worked long and hard to bring this very innovative pipe bag design to you. It currently comes in two sizes (medium for 4-7 pipes and large for 6-10 pipes). Check it out on the Dragonthorn Leatherworks web site at this link http://dragonleather.net/pipe-bag-orikawa/ . The two bags debuting at the show are but a sample of the possibilities with this design. Keep checking back as we will be further developing this concept as we go forward. ...

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Pipe Bag Orikawa

Pipe Bag Orikawa

Pipe Bag Orikawa you say! Well, taking the definition of “Origami” (In Japanese, “ori” means “folding” and “gami” means “paper” so it stands to reason that a folding pipe bag made of leather would be “ori” for folding and “kawa” meaning leather… Orikawa). I should state right up front that if I’ve got this wrong I would appreciate being corrected by anyone speaking/reading/writing Japanese. I was contacted a while back by Chris Lee, owner of iBriar.com with an idea he has been considering for a high-end pipe bag that could be configured in various ways. As normal with custom...

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I’m still here!!!

I know it seems I’ve disappeared of late however that’s not the case. I’m actually just really really busy! Lot’s of new orders and inquiries and some really neat stuff I’m coming up with. A few of the current projects are from my new leather prototyping business so I cannot talk about those until such time as the item is released on the market. I do have a couple of new pipe bags coming up that will be released by the owner at the Chicago Pipe Show on May 2cond so stay tuned. More coming! If I have not been communicating properly of late it’s simply due to having time. If I don’t get back to you when you think I should please...

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Leather Prototyping Services

Leather Prototyping Services are now available from Dragonthorn Leatherworks. As we specialize in custom leather “one-off” projects it only makes sense for us to offer prototype construction services to you. New ideas for products are the start to your new business or to add a unique product to your current line up. The challenge is in finding a leathersmith with the skills and expertise to execute your design and to help you walk through the process. Contact us and let’s talk through the process and your ideas. Confidentiality is insured.  DH...

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Added “Project Images” Page to the Web Site

In order to make it more convenient for prospective clients to view a complete photo list of all projects, I have created a new page called “Project Images” to collect all Dragonthorn projects on this web page in one location (the project image page can be viewed here). There is a wealth of info on this web page and project details are available in the “Portfolio” section of the menu bar at the top of each page. I do hope that this assists you in navigating the many options available for your next leather project.  Follow on past the break to get to the links or visit the menu bar above. ...

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What’s on the bench?

I thought it might be a good idea to let everyone know what I have working on the shop bench at the moment. I tend to work on multiple projects at a time as I can shift from project to project while pieces are drying from dye application, glue, etc. So… what’s on the Dragon Bench currently? 1) A Double Pancake cell phone case to hold an iPhone 5 in a Lunitik Taktik Extreme and a BlackBerry Bold. I originally created this sheath to hold two knives, one on top of the other but designed to be separately extracted when needed. The customer thought this would be an interesting case to have as he carries both his personal iPhone and business BlackBerry at the same...

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