Saddles/Tack

Scott McCulloch: Finding His Place

By Nick Pernokas Sometimes it takes a while to find out where you’re supposed to be. In the case of Scott McCulloch, he wasn’t that far away; it just took a few years to get there. Scott grew up in Galt, California. Scott’s dad, Bill McCulloch, made saddles and sold animal health and pharmaceutical supplies. Both Bill and his wife, Terri, roped. Bill built mostly swell fork ranch ropers with
Accessories

Roje Leather – Internationally Connected

By Danna Burns-Shaw Jeramiah Kapp has led an adventurous life to which most “homebodies” could not relate. Born in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri on a cattle ranch in 1974, he moved to St. Louis in 1982 and would spend the next 18 years living a somewhat atypical upbringing. Attending Webster University in Webster Groves (a suburb of St. Louis), known as the “study abroad” school, Jeramiah began his studies
Artisan

Goin’ West: The Amazing Leatherworkx of Jürgen Volbach

By Gene Fowler Pioneer German immigrants contributed greatly to the settlement of frontier America. Tales and legends of the Wild West enchanted many Germans who remained in the Old World. Even the great Deutsch writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832), considered making the voyage – writing later in life, “America at that time [1775] was perhaps even more so than now the Eldorado of those who felt oppressed
Leather

Weaver Leather

Ohio company celebrates 45 years of growth, innovation and service By Lynn Ascrizzi The small Ohio community called Mount Hope seems to be a fitting metaphor for the leather goods manufacturer, distributor and retailer that is Weaver Leather, LLC, because over the years, the enterprise has extended as much optimism and promise to its employees, as its workforce has brought to the well-established business. The company, based in a 300,000-square-foot