Frequently Asked Questions

We try to answer here as many questions you may have about our leather, products, ordering or otherwise. If you cannot find your Question here, please submit it to us. Thank You!

How do you ship your work

Most all of my shipping is done through the Post office there isn't any Fed Ex, or UPS in the area but special arrangements can be made if necessary.

What payment forms are offered

I accept cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover and PayPal. You can make payment via my site for Paypal (credit cards).

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.
 

What is a Shoulder Harness System
Finally a way to keep your quiver where you want it!
 
This is not a center of the back strap system though it can be adjusted that way. This is the solution to your quiver moving around on your back. Once this is adjusted on your back it will not move. You can wear it in any position on your back adjustable in about one inch increments across the arc of your shoulders Left to right , straight up and down, center of the back to Hill style and once you get it adjusted it doesn't move around. A quiver with my shoulder harness system will ride high and tight to your body giving easy access to your arrows and it won't move out of position. If you want it on a quiver that you will be hunting with it can be rigged with a quick disconnect on the strong side shoulder strap so that it will drop right off with a squeeze of your fingers if you get tangled in brush.
 
 
The shoulder harness System works more like a shoulder holster rig than a double strap quiver and I can rig it on most of my medium to large quivers. You will be amazed at all that you can do with this...the ultimate in fine tuning your back quiver. Add it on to your quiver for $35.00
 
This really works! If you have any questions about it give me a call.
What Leather do you Use?

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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Steven C. Catts

1326 Hansford Fork Rd.
Maysel, WV 25133
Phone: (304) 587-4578

Email: steve@hidehandler.com

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In full time business for 20 years.

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