Craighead Holsters

[gallery ids="1424,1429" type="rectangular"] The Forgotten Leather By Nick Pernokas Don Bailey was checking out the saddle vendors at the Denver Market. Don was interested in saddles in a big way as he was the owner and curator of the Bailey Saddle Shop and Saddle Museum in Simla, Colorado. The museum had around 400 saddles from as far away as Afghanistan, but Don’s main interest was in Colorado saddle makers. As

Western Skies Handmade

By Gene Fowler If you’ve ever been out West, you know the land is touched with God’s glory and grace. You know the majestic expanse of mountains, desert, rivers and plains speaks to your heart and soul. You know it’s a place where folks have for centuries ventured to spread out and explore; to find themselves and become who they always dreamed they might be in the finest inner reaches

Leather Machine Co.

[gallery ids="1433,1438" type="rectangular"] Cutting Corners is not an Option By Liisa Andreassen They stand behind every piece of equipment sold with a “Limited Lifetime Warranty” and they mean it. They’re Dave Spiegel and Steve Tayrien, owners of the Leather Machine Co. and they sell and service top quality leatherworking machinery for the leather and tack trades. They also have the skills, tools and experience to assist their customers with all

White’s Boots

By Danna Burns-Shaw White’s Boots opened around 1850 in the bustling state of Virginia.  New industries were emerging in Virginia’s cities. By the late 1850’s, Virginia could claim 4,841 manufacturing establishments, making it fifth among the states in this category. Canals and railroads connected farmers, rural flour mills, iron furnaces, coal mines and loggers. In the new found industrial age, the White family saw a need for well-made industrial work