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SteveB Leatherworks: store on ETSY

ETSY LOGOPurchasing goods from me has never been easier.  ETSY is a leading, secure and safe, online marketplace that allows artists like me, to present goods to folks like you.

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One-off Brief Bag – for when you are traveling light for business

The bag you are looking at is the first of a series of bags that I am making.

Each one is unique and bespoke.  see more pictures  of the first one and buy it here

I am branching out and bringing my look and ideas to some other daily carry things, like this brief bag

Each one is designed individually, specially for that owner – but most are riffs off of this theme.
its classic, comfortable and it works, equally well for Men or Women.. depending on color and hardware.

This brief bag will handle a light laptop, iPad, keys and some other things, like phone chargers.

This is not a bag you stuff to the gills with crap and toss in the trunk.

We all like to travel light sometimes – maybe to a meeting, and this is the perfect bag to toss your writing journal, iPad, Mac Air and keys into. I can adjust the size to make you happy and to fit anything specific you might need.

I provide both a hand and shoulder strap. The strap is great if you plan on doing some walking- its very comfy and a piece of art. The strap and handle use simple, strong brass clasps and solid D-rings to attach to the bag. The inside of the bag is a single compartment with a small business card pocket, sewn to one side that has pen loops. This is a comfy bag to carry

The front flap uses a unique, classy closure and is lined with deerskin.

 

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The Bukowski Journal

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Journals are just the right analog device to record your day.
Be classy, show up with one in hand to your next mtg.

Meet the Bukowski Journal on ETSY

The penny snap closure is of a 1980 vintage. The brown leather, is a super interesting, top grain, pull up chrome tan – really different and shows every mark.
It has chrome tan pockets inside to hold the journal.
The thread is purple.
The snap is a birdcage snap that has a real nice feel to it and isnt tall, like a conventional snap is.
The journal cover is for a normal, standard size journal (this is from Staples)

I have happy customers, please take a look:
http://steveb.biz/notes/

for more general info:
http://steveb.biz/info.html

The Bunyan Leashicle finds a good pair of pants to latch on to…

Really a top notch piece of work. Just solid. This thing will last a lifetime. Many thanks!

This is what I like to hear!!

The leashicle is used for attaching a wallet to a pair of pants without using a metal chain… a nice alternative to the rattles associated with chain use!

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The Low Riddah – a custom Long Bone chain Wallet

from its new owner:

Steve is a gifted craftsman who takes pride in his work. I’ve purchased 4-5 items from him ….some for myself, some as gifts for family and friends. Everyone is thrilled with the product and very impressed with the workmanship. I’ll be back – JOHN

Nothing like a happy customer! Yay!

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The Low Riddah

The Brassy Trail Hound finds a good home

The Brassy Trail Hound is a fob chain setup that was well received by its new owner: It had some cool manta ray, brass concho and one piece D, a fantastic brass chain from Japan

I absolutely love this it’s such a different piece. Just super cool! Thank you! – PMLYNN

Now that’s what I like to hear!

the brassy trail hound

VISIT MY ETSY STORE, please!

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the salted earth key fob & skangler

This is a unique, one of a kind belt/key/wallet chain fob. You can attach wallet chains, key rings or other stuff to it, it’s a nice change from the “norm”, if there is such a fobby thing. The solid brass clasp is tough and cool.

This Fob has a one of a kind 1982 vintage penny domed concho that you will not see anywhere else. The fob is fully lined and glued, then stitched – this stinker will last a lifetime and look perfect as they age., This is a nice looking accessory for your belt , up to 1.75″ wide- different enough to be noticed, cool enough to be distinctive. if you wear a chain wallet – this is a good consideration This is riveted shut, no snap.

I hang my keys from the clasp – these fobs are handy.
This skangler is accessorized being brown/earth in color and surrounded by brass washers and a copper spacer.
The wire has been silver soldered making is super strong,

I also make knife and tool sheaths from heavy weight vegetable tanned cowhide. I’ve made guitar straps, leashes and wristbands – all with a different look and design as your commonly used to seeing. If you’re looking for something you don’t see, ask. I am always up for a challenge, within reason.

You can buy this piece here<<

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The Chickn Heart Skangler

The Chickn Heart Skanlger is a keychain dangler, or a fob dangler, or whatever the hell you want it to be kind of dangler.

This is a unique piece.

It is made by me, using all hand tools.
The wire is thick and tough, the skulls tough, the bead tough, the soldering work solid.
As is true with all of my work, it is built to last.

It is 3 3/4″ long, it is made of: heavy gauge copper wire, brass washers, stone skulls, and a crazy
brass/copper African bead of indeterminate age or precise origin, but guaranteed to be of very limited availability.

You can buy the Skangler here<<<

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Steve’s Knipper

Steve had to have a Knipper too…. it was my pleasure to make one for this good friend!

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Wally’s Ride

Every year for the past 5 or so, a small group of friends get together to celebrate one of our friends, Wally who was snatched away waaaay too soon. Thi is a little taste of what the day was like…. great!  A wonderful celebration of Wally , his friends and family.
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the strong arm key fob & skangler

This Fob has a one of a kind 1981 vintage nickel domed concho that you will not see anywhere else.
The fob is fully lined and glued, then stitched – these stinkers will last a lifetime and look perfect as they age.,
This is a nice looking accessory for your belt , up to 1.75″ wide- different enough to be noticed, cool enough to be distinctive. if you wear a chain wallet – this is a good consideration
This is riveted shut, no snap.

I hang my keys from the clasp – these fobs are handy.
This skangler is accessorized being white in color and surrounded by brass washers and a aluminum spacer.
The wire has been silver soldered making is super strong,

BUY IT HERE

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Bronze Brass Ho Bead

The Bronze Brass Ho Bead is a bead.

This is a unique piece.
It is made by me, using all hand tools. It is hung on Camo paracord.
As is true with all of my work, it is built to last.

It is 3 5/8″ long, it is made of: a brass center beDSC_9261ad and bronze beads on the outside, the whole mess is silver soldered together…
This is a nice piece for your keychain, which is what i use mine for.
I’ve seen folks attache them to leather jackets, back packs – in all kinds of creative ways.

You can buy this unique accessory right here<<

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Andy’s Knipper

When brother Andy, a hard working (outside) kinda man saw my Knipper, he wanted one. Told me straight out, I want one. It took awhile for him to come up with the scratch, but I stashed one of the original Stag horn Knippers away for him. Well, payday came, overtime in hand – and Andy got his Knipper – wears it everyday. This is one thick, tough sheath, and the way I set it up, it hugs your belt super tight and strongly!

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The Beady Skunk Skangler

The Beady Skunk Skanlger is a keychain dangler, or a fob dangler, or whatever the hell you want it to be kind of dangler.

This is a unique piece.

It is made by me, using all hand tools. The wire is thick and tough, the skulls tough, the bead tough.
As is true with all of my work, it is built to last.

It is 3 1/8″ long, it is made of: heavy gauge copper wire, brass washers, stone skulls, and a crazy brass/copper African bead of indeterminate age or precise origin, but guaranteed to be of very limited availability.

The wire is twisted around itself and sliver soldered, so it is strong, the pieces are loose enough to rotate.

This is a nice piece for your keychain, which is what i use mine for.
I’ve seen folks attache them to leather jackets, back packs – in all kinds of creative ways.

Do with your what you will, but be sure to send me a pic.

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The Carved Knipper

This is the Carved Knipper.
It’s a collaboration.
The Sheath is made by me, the beautiful blade, by Terry Knipscheid, a super talented and wonderful man, located in MN.

I had this idea for a EDC – every day carry -sized blade and knew of Terry through some work he’d done for me (making me some work blades), so we got to talking and this was the result.

The steel on the Knipper is the usual killer stuff that Terry uses.. I don’t have anymore tech info that that, but can get it if you want…
The scales on the blade is black Micarta, beautiful and durable.

The sheath I wrapped it in is some 10oz, very heavy veg tan leather, my usual fare.
The design that i carved is a one-off, and the colors are cool and will pop and become more apparent over time with wear.
I made the brass bead on the leather lace that allows the blade to be drawn …

The sheath is held to your belt (up to 1.75″ wide) belt by a latigo strip that is installed into the sheath with a combo of stitching and glue.

This is heirloom quality and will never wear out, or fall off your belt.

I never know if I will be able to get more of these made, so if you like it, snag it.
This is the first time I’ve even had one long enough to put it on ETSY… check out what one of my customers said about the Knipper:

BUY THE CARVED KNIPPER HERE<<<

Steve,
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how happy I am with my Knipper.
It is awesome. Perfect size, shape, fit and finish.
As expected, you totally rocked the sheath.
The stain is exactly what I was looking for, and of course you came through.
It’s now my favorite knife, and I am kind of a knife guy.
Bottom line.the knife, sheath, bead work together perfectly, and form the ideal EDC package.

Thanks again not only for your artistry, but also for having the eye to pull it all together
Thanks again
John P

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Bob’s Knipper

The Knipper is pretty badass. Terry Knipscheid makes the blades for me,  and I wrap them in one of my sheaths, make a bead and offer them almost exclusively on Instagram. If you’d like one, let me know .

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Special ETSY Sale – 20% off Purchases of $100+

How’s this, for a limited time during November 2015 I will be offering
> a 20% discounted from all sales of more than $100.(only items in my store, not custom work)
Go to ETSY, shop, put what you want in your cart.
Go check out and enter: NOV2015

If you were thinking of getting something, go and get it.
I am not sure when I will end this sale, but I do know that it wont last long!

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Chad’s big Fin

Chad wanted a big Fin that would accept bills in a graceful way – unfolded. I adapted the setup Ive been using in my Longbone wallets and made it fit a bigger Fin. it worked great and will be my new “from now on” setup, I was that happy with it.

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the snoof change thing

The Snoof is a construction of my own design, riffed off of an old standard turn of the century coin purse. The outside is a great super mellow natural veg tan, which i left alone -unusual for me. This is one clean unit.

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the Low Riddah – LongBone Chain Wallet

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What is this?
its the Low Riddah
a long bone wallet

the long bone is a big wallet. it holds a lot of stuff.

This is a unique, one of a kind unit. Its made of veg tan leather.  Its heavily decorated with a combo of textures, patterns and carving, never to be duplicated. The colors are insane and as it ages, they will really start to pop. The thread is a beautiful blue, you are not going to see anywhere.

This is a wallet that can hold all of the cards, bills and paper that is associated with modern life., with a bit of “steveb” style to it. The wallet is comfortable (it 8oz, not my usual excessive 10-12!), somewhat lightweight and flexible. it fits in a jeans pocket (a portion sticks above the pocket) and a cool brass shackle lets you attach a chain if you wish, or your keys.

The snap closure billet has a 1981 vintage penny that snaps it closed, but is placed high enough up on the wallet to not be a pain in the ass to take in and out of your pocket. firmly in your pocket.

This unit is lined with dyed deerskin that one of my customers donated to the cause (thanks Boomer) that is well seasoned and aged, good stuff.

This measures 7.25″ long and 4 inches wide – big
There are slots for cards, flaps for organizing and securing bills – this is a unit setup for duty.

I have happy customers, please take a look:

http://steveb.biz/notes/

for more general info:

http://steveb.biz/info.html

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Bob’s FXR Dash

Bob got himself a nice dash set for his FXR. Held on by brass bolts, it wont go anywhere and two plys that are glued and stitched, guarantee it will last. Far out.

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JohnP is happy with his Knipper! Yay!

I love getting emails like this after a long week. Thanks for the kind words John, I am really happy you like your Knipper. This blade/sheath combo is designed for exactly what you are using it for: every day carry. Very Cool! Thanks a lot for letting me know you are happy. I wish more of my customers did (hint hint)!

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Steve,
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how happy I am with my Knipper. It is awesome. Perfect size, shape, fit and finish. As expected,
you totally rocked the sheath. The stain is exactly what I was looking for, and of course you came through. It’s now my favorite knife, and I am kind of a knife guy. Bottom line.the knife, sheath, bead work together perfectly, and form the ideal EDC package.
Thanks again not only for your artistry, but also for having the eye to pull it all together
Thanks again
John P

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Steve Got my wallet today.

Steve
Got my wallet today. That thing is bad ass! Can’t wait to start getting it broke in.
I really appreciate your quick turn around. 
I’ll be getting ahold of you soon to get a couple more items.
Thank You 
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Jay’s wallet!

Hijinx Apparel Jay has one of my wallets – its been in his pocket for quite some time.
He’s been very happy with it.
thanks Jay
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Mark G. is happy with his Knipper

I have been offering, on a very limited basis a sheath/blade combo called the Knipper. For the most part, I only show these on Instagram, where they get scooped up pretty quickly. I have been working with a great guy and bladesmith by the name of Terry Knipschied, he makes the blades, I make the sheath and bead. This first round of blades has stag handles and came out really good.

The entire blade is 5″ long, and is a real utility blade, this is an everyday carry item, small and inconspicuous.

So, I love getting these notes back from customers, really is nice and affirms I am on the right path, insofar as design and holding the line on quality. I am also starting to work with metal a little. My weak entree into metalworking are the beads I am pairing up with the Knipper blades: copper, brass and bronze.

This note comes from MarkG, a longtime, repeat customer whose gotten wallets, belts and now a blade from me. Thanks Mark!

Hey, Steve  Guess what came yesterday? You’re the man!! As usual any package from you never disappoints. The knife is sweet and the sheath is perfect, both color and design. Thank you for the great work, your work is truly addictive and will be hearing from me soon :)   Mark G.

The Knipper

The Knipper

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