Historical Reproductions. Innovative Designs. Original Creations.
My goal is historical authenticity from design to materials and technique to product.
I am an accomplished leatherworker with 33 plus years experience and have made many reproduction items as well as award winning contemporary creations with solid historical techniques and characteristics.
My main area of specialization is with fowling guns and their accessories such as pouches, bags, flasks, etc. My study of focus is primarily early English sporting/civilian arms and their accoutrements, as well as those related firearms that made it to the colonies in various grades of quality. I also have an interest in continental firearms and associated equipment of the 18th century sporting gentleman.
I strive to implement old world European tools and techniques in my craft. I attempt to have my leather reproductions and creations reflect their origin of a trained English saddler or harness maker. All my historical products are hand stitched one stitch at a time in the traditional manner.
For more about James, check out his bio on the CLA website