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Each item is handmade by me, one at a time. I get paid in full before I get started. Contact me by phone or e-mail to find out the lead time on the item you would like to purchase. The lead time is an estimate... I can get behind. I give every project my best effort and will not be done until I am satisfied with the item ,especially on custom work.
The leather I use is prime vegetable tanned (bark tanned) saddle skirting that is tanned in the USA. Bark tanning is a lengthy process that takes quite a while but yields a far superior product. It is heavy duty outdoor leather and makes a great quiver. I buy it directly from the tannery in Pennsylvania and I have been using it for years. On most back quivers I cut them out of sides of leather that are rated at 8 to 10 oz. An ounce (oz) is 1/64 of an inch so that makes 8oz leather 1/8 of an inch thick. Most of the quiver parts are cut out of the middle of the sides of leather which gives you an 8 to 9 ounce quiver for great durability. The straps are cut from the upper part of the side which is where the 10 ounce leather is. If it is too heavy for a decent strap I skive it down a bit. Most of the leather is dyed brown at the tannery so there isn't much problem with bleeding on your shirt. I oil it and use a heavy finish on the leather so it only needs minimal care when you receive it. Most leather comes out of Mexico and South America now.
The chrome tan leather I use on lightweight applications is tanned by a chemical process which doesn't take very long. It is a lighter weight leather and makes good outdoor leather. It generally comes in 4 to 5 oz. but I am still able to get it in 5 to 6. It is dyed and finished at the tanneries and I can't change the color on it I usually stock it in medium or dark brown.
If you want a lightweight quiver I usually have the saddle skirting skived down at the tannery to a 6 to 7 ounce and use that. You can also have it made out of the best grade of chrome tan leather that I carry which is really nice and soft but strong (I use this on the leather bow cases). I add reinforcement at the top and bottom so you never have to worry about them collapsing.
If you want a lighter weight quiver let me know. The chrome tan leather works great on the Hill style quivers but I only use the veg tan on my custom type quivers.
The elk skin I use is really nice and has a minimum of scrapes and scratches on it. The two colors available are smoke (the gold color) which resembles brain tan and tobacco which is a nice medium brown. Back quivers made of elk skin are lined with chrome tan leather to give it some body.
If you have any questions let me know.
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