I like shark a lot. I like stingray also but I see more of that around as it is more flashy I suppose. The Hispanic community around me greatly favors exotic leathers for belts and wallets and boots and such.
For some reason even though I've asked for it, stingray is easily found but they don't do leatherwork in sharkskin.
May 26, 2008, 04:39 AM
Sweet! I've got a shark skin belt from Milt Sparks and 2 VMII's in Horsehide/shark
I don't have full shark outer like yours though, wish I did. but mine is IWB so I guess that's why it's not. I gotta ask what did you drop on it?
Shark is extremely durable, tough as nails! It will outlast you and your grandkids!
May 26, 2008, 08:25 PM
HOLY CRAP.....Chuck, thank god for DSL! Wanna talk about some very download intensive pics! :D
Hey guys.........Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it.
Chuck is a much better photographer than I'll ever be.............nice stuff!
The leather is steer hide or horse hide in Feibing's Pro Saddle Tan and the Black is all Shark Skin.
Anyway.........Thanks again. Shoot well and god bless.
May 27, 2008, 10:57 AM
Beautiful leather. Sharkskin wears like iron! While guiding in the Keys, I handled a whole bunch of sharkskin...in the untanned state. It's just as tough while it's still on the critter. ;)
Glad to see you posted some shots of that new knife BEFORE it got the Rogers treatment. Nice job!!
May 27, 2008, 11:06 AM
That is certainly some very beautiful leather. I have considered getting some shark skin leather in the past. Now you're making me want to order some! :)
May 27, 2008, 06:04 PM
I first went to the wrong site. Let me just say that those matching Colts look sweet!!!
Very nice holster as well. I love the idea of shark skin, but have never had one.
May 27, 2008, 06:15 PM
Can we see more pics of the steel? What is it? It sure looks classy.
Eric of HBE leather went through some personal problems last year IIRC and left many people without their money or their holsters. Or was it the year before? As nice as his work is, I don't believe that I could trust him to deliver the goods after being witness to all the drama that played out before.
OP, how recently did you buy your HBE leather?
May 27, 2008, 08:11 PM
Are there still unresolved issues?
I don't know Eric very well, but in my experience, he is a trustworthy gentleman.
I am aware of previous problems. I am also aware of his work to correct them.
May 27, 2008, 10:30 PM
Moga.......great questions and comments. I did file bankruptcy and had no choice to add my business to it....trust me~~~I didnt want to. I did piss alot of people off but that was out of my control. Im making everyone their leather that paid me.....Im not ripping anyone off. Im currently making leather and not charging the customer until its being made....thats the only way I will do it now and need to keep doing it to pay for life, kids and my backlog that is getting caught up on slowly.
Given that I dont want payment until its being made, there are no trust issues.
Not for me anyway....my current clientel and most of the people I hear from that are on the bankruptcy have no beef with me either. All of them are glad to get their leather.
Regardless of what I say or do to make it right, there are those who will not contact me to get there leather and choose to just bitch about it on the net and I cant do a thing about that.
Chuck is a stand up guy and knows everything in my past. He can tell you about his order if he chooses to......and Ill tell you guys, He makes one hell of a sweet 1911! Best Ive ever seen.....bar none.
Shoot well and god bless
May 28, 2008, 01:55 AM
Honestly, I emailed him asking about a baby eagle and a 1911 holster, and he replied within the hour.
I'm definitely gonna trust him with my business; I'm not one for gossip.
May 28, 2008, 02:37 AM
Thanks for the PM. I wondered if you were still making leather as your website appears that it hasn't been updated since spring time last year.
$h1t happens in life, all you can do is deal with it and move on. As I was not personally affected by those earlier difficult times, and now that I hear that you've gotten the business back on track from your voice, I would not let it stand in my way if I was in the market for custom leather. Keep on keeping on, bro.
DAVIDSDIVAD, just so we're clear, I don't deal in gossip. There's nothing fictitious about the little that I've said on the subject. To PCRCCW's credit, he has been quite transparent about the goings-on of his business once the criticism began to mount. So there was never a need to fabricate rumors about anything. OTOH, by all means, give the man your business. Everyone needs to make a honest living in life and the work by all that I know who has his leather is top notch.
May 28, 2008, 02:46 AM
OTOH, by all means, give the man your business. Everyone needs to make a honest living in life and the work by all that I know who has his leather is top notch.
I agree. There are existing threads discussing Eric's past situation, so I say we not detract from this tread by revisiting it.
It's a gorgeous rig, crafted by someone with an eye for detail and a knack with various skins. For anyone who has ever monkeyed with making something out of leather, you know it's not easy. Eric, as well as those who make custom leather, have honed their hand at something I wish I could do.
May 28, 2008, 10:06 AM
That is one fine looking outfit. Or maybe it's two (counting holsters anyway).
It's good knowingat Eric survived his ordeal. If the examples photographed are indicative, it appears that his work is only getting better (which says a lot about the man).
Thanks for the post. Really nice photography of weapons and leather. Really nice!
May 28, 2008, 02:26 PM
Makes a fine looking holster.
Current customer loves them.
Has the balls come to here and admit mistakes.
Is making good on product owed.
That's someone I'd deal with.
Having been burned by Ready Tactical I can really appreciate a man who comes back to make good on his word.
I LOVE the Sharkskin. As I recall I read you have a pretty long back log. Any idea if or when that might change?
May 28, 2008, 02:39 PM
Hey Guys and thanks greatly for the kind words. My back log is 1 week! on new orders. It might never be this slim again...but it is for the time being.
Shoot well and thanks again.
May 28, 2008, 04:12 PM
Just did my part to drive that wait period back up. :neener:
(repeat satisfied customer, right here).
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