Tin Badge Leather
I dabbled in leather crafting years ago and have always been intrigued by it. I have spent the last 19+ years in law enforcement wearing duty-type gear with retention features. When I got out of patrol and took an investigator position, I began wearing pancake style holsters. I bought several off-the-rack holsters, but didn't find any that felt good to me. They were either too light-weight for daily wear, would break down fairly quickly, the cant wasn't right, or any number of other quirks. Also, the color selection was either black or brown with no embellishment or individuality. There's nothing at all wrong with plain black or brown holsters, but I believe if you're wearing your favorite pair of Elephant, Lizard or Alligator boots, why not have a matching set of gear for your favorite weapon? Call it what you will, but there's nothing wrong with being fashionable.
My philosophy is if you're going to spend hundreds and in some cases thousands on a firearm, why would you want to carry it in a $20 nylon holster or a mass-produced punched out leather holster from the local sporting goods or big box store.
Every leather product from Tin Badge Leather is constructed and shipped from my personal shop in Farmersville, Texas. I am a one man operation. This will assure you that personal attention is given to every piece that goes out.
Each of my custom holsters start out from a hide that is Hermann Oak 8-9 ounce (translation: heavy) vegetable-tanned leather. Hermann Oak is one of the premier tanneries in the good ole USA. I hand cut each custom holster from a pattern specifically for your gun model. The pieces are then shaped, stamped or tooled, dyed, glued, and then stitched either by hand or on a commercial Toro leather stitching machine.
During this process is when options such as exotic leather reinforcement patches can be added, either as a half- or full-length. Also any personalized touch that you want on YOUR holster can be done at this time.
Let me emphasize that this is a custom handmade holster just for you. One that you want to wear that not only protects and secures your weapon, but will also show your style and individuality while carrying it. This is the point of having a custom holster...
If you want anything that will set yours apart from the rest...just ask me! I enjoy this craft and always welcome a challenge to do something different.
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