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Slickbald Custom Leather is located in Longmont Colorado. Longmont is just off I-25, about 30 miles North of Downtown Denver and only 1 hour North West of Denver International Airport.

There are many reasonable hotels within a couple of miles and I’ll feed you lunch each day.

Stay an extra day or two- Rocky Mountain National Park is just an hour’s scenic drive away!


3-Day Holster Class $950

This one on one class illustrates the proper installation (and need for) holster and belt liners, holster molding, the belt billet and chape, bullet loops, belt sizing, appropriate finishes, edge finishing, and machine stitching. These distinctly professional steps are overlooked or are “under-done” by many, I believe, as a result of too many un-professional holsters and gun belts mass-made and marketed as if they were “best”. Good salesmanship does NOT make good gun-leather, in and of itself most of us start out copying what’s out there to learn from, and most producers have found gimmicky ways to take shortcuts, thus setting a bad example. Take this class and distinguish yourself as a Professional Holster Maker! It is the intent of this class to teach the process and theory, and then be a foundation for the student’s own style and ideas, leaving significant room for your creativity and design.

Class includes all of Slickbald’s gun leather pattern packs for you to take home with you!

Carving/Tooling Classes $250 per day

This is a very flexible, customizable class that will focus on YOUR challenges. I will ask you to send some clear photos of your work prior to class to evaluate, as well as have a brief phone interview to hear what you are struggling with.

All levels of experience are welcome. All tools will be provided.

De-Mystifying the Stitcher Workshop

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 6 pm to 10 pm

Sunday, February 26, 2017 – 8 am to 12 pm

Learn the fundamentals of professional cowboy action holster design and construction. This workshop will focus on Western holsters for Cowboy Action Shooting with the student making two fast-draw type holsters and a ranger-style gun belt. This workshop will cover the fitting of the holster (style) to the customer, types of holsters and their applications, as well as the varieties of gun belts that hold them up! In construction, we will cover when to use and how to install a welt seam, a full liner, and wet molding. The workshop will also cover shop tips and production techniques to help the student hit the ground running.

For more information, click the days for links or visit the Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal website:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 or Sunday, February 26, 2017

Attending a leather show? Slickbald will be teaching classes at the following leather trade shows for a discounted price. Click on an image to visit show website.