Photo Books

Over the years I’ve taken photos of almost all my work.  Darn those few that got away without a photo set!  I spent a few weekends combing through my photos, curating two collections of my favorite work so far.  These photo books make excellent coffee table books as discussion pieces to share with your friends and family, or any place […]

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Busse Son of Badger 201605

I always enjoy improving my leather carving skills.  These oak leaf patterns are a classic stand-by of American leather carving; they just never get old.  The difference between a good piece and an excellent piece is the dimensionality that makes the design jump out of the canvas and really grab you. On this one the oak leaf pops […]

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Busse Son of Badger 201604

This little black sheath was an experiment in minimal design.  I made this one using very thin leather so I do not recommend subjecting it to heavy use, nevertheless it is built to last.  It’s sterile, meaning it does not bear my maker mark on the back side. The leather is vegetable tanned, dyed black. […]

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Busse Team Gemini Sheath 201603

Season six of The Walking Dead is on winter break as I write this post.  In earlier seasons one of the survivors – Daryl Dixon – carries a Busse Team Gemini knife in a crusty home-made looking laced leather sheath.  Collectors of Busse knives went wild over the publicity of the brand and have enjoyed following the […]

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Busse Team Gemini 201602

There’s a story behind the name of the Busse Team Gemini knife, as told by the man Jerry Busse himself.  This sheath is carved with the astrological sign of the gemini, and features a basket weave covering the rest of the front.  The vegetable tanned leather has been dyed black, and it’s stitched together with […]

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Notebook Cover 201601

I made this notebook cover for someone who came across my web site and needed a custom fit for his book.  He had a commercial notebook cover that was almost but not quite the right size.  I took measurements and a week later delivered this cover to him.  It’s a perfect custom fit. This brown […]

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