Drum-back Pouches
$100 - $125

These belt pouches (descriptions and prices) are made with a one-piece calf back and front flap.  Calf is strong and light, reducing the weight.  Fronts are Poetsch & Peterson latigo and shoe/bridle cowhide - relatively firm leathers.  The fronts are slightly larger than the calf backs and when they are saddle-stitched by hand through a welt seam strip of bridle leather to the calf back they stretch it taut, like the skin of a drum head.

This dynamic tension gives the pouches a buoyant look and feel and increases their capacity.  The backs conform to the curve of your waist.

The importance of saddle-soaping and dubbin & how to apply them
Tanning methods and the danger of using chromium-tanned leathers
Is leather just a byproduct of the meat industry?

Begun December 2015