Oiling Leather

Every historical reproduction we make is oiled with 100% Neatsfoot oil and finished with J&E Sedgwick leather grease. This small yet important step gives our leather a look and feel that has always separated Duvall Leatherwork from everything else. All of the leather care products we sell are used everyday in our workshop. Is it […]

Leather Selection

Selecting the right leather for the right job is what makes our work so special. Here at Duvall Leatherwork we mainly use a cut of leather called a “side”. The “sides” of leather shown in this picture are from Hermann Oaks Tannery, St. Louis Missouri. Enjoy!

Custom Cases

Last weeks custom work; a pair of looking glass cases lined with red wool broad cloth. These two cases were entirely handmade by one of Duvall Leatherwork’s fine artisan leather workers, Ed Hudanick. It seems as if I’ve taught him well! Great job Ed! Enjoy!

Shipping, Shipping, Shipping!

Shipping, shipping, shipping…getting everyone ready for the big event! You still have some time to place your order in hopes of getting it for the Gettysburg events coming soon. Get your orders in NOW! Duvall Leatherwork will NOT be attending either Gettysburg event so that we can better serve you and your online orders. Enjoy!

Secret Service Belts

This project came to us recently from the Netflix original series “House Of Cards” Season 2.  Their props department ordered 9 Secret Service duty belts and with the help of Hanover Brass we created a very functional, very realistic duty belt.  Hopefully more prop/film work will be headed our way!

Welcome to the all new Duvall Leatherwork.com

Welcome to the all new Duvall Leatherwork.com! We’ve updated everything for an amazing online experience. Browse our all new product pages, enjoy the new photos of our workshop, learn from our historical research, and purchase your own piece of “World Class Craftsmanship”.   Want to be on top of all the new and exciting additions […]

Rammers

We do just about everything here in the shop! Recovering two Twelve Pound Napoleon sponge rammers for “The Friends of South Mountain Battlefield”. We use sheep sheerling to cover the head of the rammer . The fur is later trimmed to fit the bore of the gun.

Creasing

Shown here is the process of “creasing”. Creasing is decorative line applied into the edge of a piece of leather using a tool called a “creaser”. The creaser is heated and worked along the edge of the leather as shown in the photo. Creasing is a very traditional decoration method used on saddlery, harness, historic […]