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Truly Custom

Do you want to carry a holster no one else has? Do you want to become a part of the entire holster creation process? Then our Custom Shop is your answer. While all of the holsters on our offer are custom made to fit your gun as closely as possible, the Custom Shop designs are even more unique and if you decide to get one, you’ll get a holster virtually no one else carries.

Not only will you get a unique holster, you’ll also be able to decide which story your new holster will tell. How? Just tell our craftsman what you’d like him to engrave into your new holster and he’ll do his best to make it happen. This way, you’ll understand what it takes to make a truly custom design. This way, you’ll become a holster designer yourself.

You’ll design your new holster, our craftsman will create it.The finest full grain leather that is cut, molded and sewn by the hands of our court craftsman will withstand the tests of time and you will have your firearm safe, secure, retained and at the ready in your own holster.

The Quality

Each piece of full grain leather hand cut and hand molded, each needle hole hand stamped, each thread hand sewn in. Each layer of color and balsam hand applied, each holster hand made from scratch to finish.

The materials chosen by our craftsmen are top notch materials and a large portion of our craftsmans work a tribute to the work of famous American pioneers of leathercaft such as Al Stohlman and many more. You truly are in for the most custom of experiences,

The Craftsman

"I always try to understand the customers in order to understand the holster I'm making for them." Our court craftsman has been fascinated with firearms since he was 14 and joined the Law Enforcement after graduation.

His love for handguns and leather can be seen in each of his works and it's suffice to say he leaves a large poriton of himself in each of his holsters. He continues the tradition of original American pioneers of leathercraft, works with the best materials that the New World can offer and uses the best and time-proven techniques.

 

The Holsters

 

The John Wayne Holster

The first holster is a tribute to where it all began, to a time in which holsters became an unthinkable part of daily life. Holsters went hand in hand with first handgun models and became more and more functional. Decoration of the holster was something that gave you status.

The John Wayne holster is a sherridan styled holster that pays tribute to the old times with full grain leather, hand made decorations that were stamped with tools made in the US and designed by Al Stohlman and painted by hand with special leather paints manufactred in the USA as well. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a full-size 5 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

The Goldfinger Holster

Paying homage to the great movie universe of James Bond and having a 24k gold-coated leather holster at the same time is not a weird dream that you have had after eating too much but a reality that our Craftsman put together.

The holster features a gold-coated front and a sleek black back, an ideal choice if you want to show off. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a full-size 5 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

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The Fallout Holster

The never ending arms race peaked in the Cold War era. The fear of waking up to a mushroom cloud in the distance was a real threat to people in the not so distant past. This holster pays homage to the power of the atom and the destruction that it can bring.

If you are having post-apocalyptic vibes you'll appreciate the details of the holster such as the radioactive warning sign that is a copy of the sign above the Chernobyl nuclear plant entrance. Gas mask is a mandatory addition, and as with all our custom holsters, both the decorations were hand stamped. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a full-size 5 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

The Lone Star Holster

The Lone Star Flag of Texas is what inspired our Craftsman to make this beautiful piece of leatherwork. This open top and open bottom pancake holster is made out of sturdy leather and has wide spread belt loops to ensure a comfortable ride.

The holster is double stitched on key points and the natural retention and reholstering is improved via a double layered leather part on the top. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a 3 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

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The Gold Rush Holster

Some lost all and some found their fortune. This 24k gold-coated holster represents a tribute to the pioneers and people that had the guts to go out and find their wealth in the unknown. The 1849 Gold Rush of California is now immortalised in a leather holster.

The holster is a standard, wide-spread belt loop pancake holster that has a re-inforced opening and an open bottom. It will acoomodate and retain your firearm and offer you a reliable draw. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a full-size 5 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

The Rugged Holster

The story behind this custom holster truly starts with the leather. The piece of cowhide that our craftsman used was extremely sturdy, rugged and could not be smoothened. Thus the rugged holster was created. Nonetheless its a perfectly retaining and unique holster with  all the flaws and imperfections.

The decision not to discard this project was a good one as the end result has a very unique look that was upgraded with a hand stamped flower at the opening. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a full-size 5 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

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The Renegade Holster

What compliments the wild west scenery more than a lonesome renegade on his horse leaving yet another story and a large part of his life behind? Well our Craftsman thought that there is no such thing so that's why you can have this piece of art.

The Renegade holster is a reinforced open top pancake holster designed to sit on the 4 o'clock position and be at the ready all the time. The specific design features a very aesthetically pleasing floral decoration to max out the show-off level.The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a full-size 5 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

The Floral Holster

The idea behind the Floral holster was to combine the beauty of mahogany leather and add a finishing touch to make the holster stand out. This holster is hand painted with special leather colors that not only serve as a paint but also serve as a protection from the outside factors.

The floral detail on the holster opening is just an extra added touch of style and have in mind that it was hand stamped and colored, each petal "grew" under the hands of our craftsman. The holster you see on this picture is designed to fit a  3 inch 1911 with or without a rail but the design itself can be mofified to fit your handgun. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see how to get this holster.

 

Starting at $249

All of our Custom Shop holsters are one-of-a-kind. The price of each holster depends also on the added material (such as gold or gemstones) and the craft difficulty. If you’d like your own Custom Shop holster design for your pistol or revolver contact us at craftsman@craftholsters.com