CREASE LINING: A border design of lines tooled into the leather with a saddlers creasing iron. Most unstitched edges of our leatherwork will have a single crease line as standard. When crease lining is ordered as an extra this will be a design of a few lines bordering the belt or holster.
BORDER TOOLING: A hand tooled border design using various leather stamping tools.
BASKETWEAVE: A hand tooled “woven” pattern using a small stamping tool.
HAND TOOLING: A design made up from various stamping tools.
HAND CARVING: A design which is actually knife cut and textured using special tools.
BILLET: The part of a strap where the buckle adjusts.
TOE PLUG: A hand sewn plug in the muzzle end of a holster.
FORWARD RAKE: Muzzle angled forward.
BACKWARD RAKE: Muzzle angled backward.
SHANK: As on our Hollywood or “Walk & Draw” holsters, the piece going from the holster pocket up and over the belt, or through the “Drop Loop” belt slot. This is usually steel lined.
STEEL LINED: A panel of steel sandwiched between two layers of leather for strength.
RUFF OUT: The flesh or “sueded” side of the leather.
TWIST DRAW: The opposite holster worn on the strong side, i.e., a right handed twist draw will have the butt facing forward on your right side.
RUFF-OUT: The flesh or “sueded” side of the leather.
GRAIN OUT: The top side of full grain leather.
LEATHER LINED: Double & stitched, two thicknesses sewn together.
SINGLE PLY: One thickness of leather.
HAMMER THONG: To hold the gun in the holster. Our authentic Old West holsters will not have one unless requested.