Meanwhile, Back in Kansas…..

David Carrico Leatherworks We may be cool, but we will never be Ed-Harris-in-the-1880s-New-Mexico-film-Appaloosa-cool. And wearing an awesome gun belt and holster made by David Carrico! By Gene Fowler “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” In one of the most famous lines ever spoken on the silver screen, Judy Garland told her little dog that they had somehow ventured so far from their home in the heartland that

Pete Harry

Variety is the Spice of Life By Nick Pernokas To say Pete’s Custom Saddlery is a saddle shop is like saying that Bass Pro Shop is a sporting goods store. The museum-like building, located in southwestern Kentucky, is home to an eclectic mixture of products and collections that reflect the varied interests of saddle maker Pete Harry. Pete grew up around the leather business and horses in Washington. His grandfather,

Olsen-Stelzer Boots

Since 1900 Olsen-Stelzer boot with Bush Warrior Open and Purple Heart inlays for warrior who played in the Bush Warrior Open Golf Tournament By Danna Burns-Shaw The History of Olsen-Stelzer Boots Nocona, Texas was settled in the 1870’s when cattlemen Broaddus and Jordan moved 15,000 cattle into the region and established a ranch not far from the present town site. In 1889, the railway arrived and with that news, boot

A Conversation with Shep Hermann

Hermann Oak Leather's chief executive shares knowledge and wisdom gained from his long years of running the tannery By Lynn Ascrizzi It takes a certain kind of resilience, know-how and stick-to-itiveness to run a successful business long-term, especially a four-generation, family-run tannery like Hermann Oak Leather, located in St. Louis, Missouri. All this became evident during a conversation with company president and CEO, Shep Hermann. He shared some hard-earned knowledge