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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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PCS Twins

PCS Twins

Not sure what to call this except “Twins”. In this PCS Twins set, the client wished to have the same (or close) PCS for his high end William Henry Knives, flashlight, lighter, pen and Swiss Army knives. One PCS will be “Office Carry” and one for “Weekend carry”. He will shift out the pen with the lighter depending upon the circumstances. In addition he wished to have a flap covering the Swiss Arny knife as he will be interchanging two different Swiss Army knives depending upon his personal preference for the day (one is thinner than the other). I also carved a “Lannister Lion” on the flap covering the Swiss Army knives. As...

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Pocket Watch Case

Pocket Watch Case

A Pocket Watch Case is a definite requirement for those that prefer to carry a pocket watch over a wrist watch. We were commissioned by an executive in the mid-west to create a custom leather pocket watch case with attached leather braided cord for one of his latest antique finds. Interestingly, we have recently been commissioned to make many leather items without having the actual piece that will be placed in it. We do this with exact dimensions, a lot of research and hand made hardwood molds. This watch case was no exception. As the watch is very valuable, the customer didn’t trust the transportation system to deliver this watch safely for a custom fit. (I have...

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