Custom Leather Products

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  1. Custom

    Custom BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    Question for taxidermists (or anyone else that may know). I am having my cape buffalo back skin tanned to smooth leather at Specialty Leather in Boone, IA. I am interested in having the leather made into gun cases or other products. Recommendations on vendors who will make such products out of game skins?
     

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    I used a company called Murray leather to do this.
     

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    Thanks. I am familiar with them but wasn't sure they did custom work with game skins.
     

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    Try Dennis at artistry of wildlife, I think he knows some Amish that do gun cases with backskins
     

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    Jillian Whitton at Whitton Gun Cases does some of the best work I have seen. I have a couple of them and you will not find better craftsmanship anywhere. I encourage you to reach out to her and see what she’s all about. As a matter of fact she referred me to Specialty Leather for a couple of projects I am working on. Good luck with your project.

    BD

    https://www.whittenguncases.com/rifles
     

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    CAustin AH ENABLER BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Ambassador

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    Contact @gizmo right here on AH. He can help you.
     

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    Many options! I’m planning on having something done with my backskins so this helps me also
     

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    Make some points with your wife and have one of the skins made into a purse. I had the evening bag (impala) and tote (blesbok) on the attached link made for my wife and she loves them. Not cheap, but if you can afford a safari....

    http://debbiejohns.com/leathersmith/category/leatherwork/
     

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