Shopping for leather can be an intimidating process when you’re just getting started. However, there are just three main characteristics you need to know about when purchasing leather: the tannage, the temper and the thickness. In this video, we explain these three traits so that you’ll be well on your may to making an educated purchase to fit your leather needs.
Ross Brunk explains his process for making a clean, crisp basket stamp on veg tan leather from Hermann Oak. One of Barry King’s most popular leather stamps can be deceptively difficult to use properly. But with a scratch awl and patience, you’ll be a master in no time.
In this video, owner and manager Doug MacPherson explains the rich history behind Montana Leather Company, a supply store that began in 1908 and is still going strong today as a retailer and wholesaler for leather, crafts, shoe findings, and saddlery supplies.
In this video, Ross Brunk, an award-winning saddle maker from Billings, MT, shows us how he carves a Sheridan style flower into Hermann Oak leather. Using various tools from Barry King, all of which can be purchased at Montana Leather, Ross shares some of his incredible knowledge of the craft.
The items in this video include:
- Hermann Oak veg tan leather (8 ounces or thicker)
- Barry King swivel knife (0:43)
- Barry King maul (0:43)
- Barry King lifter (undershot) (2:04)
- Barry King horizontal thumbprint (2:39)
- Barry King checkered beveler (3:51)
- Barry King flower center (4:23)
- Barry King center shader (4:50)
- Barry King center pod (5:10)
- Barry King stop (5:10)