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flag, and kneel for our fallen brothers.
We are a family of public service and military and want everyone to know.
JML border styles are
often based on tooling as seen in researching old west photos and gear. This
tooling is not commonly seen on most current competition shooting rigs and is
more common with Old West period holsters and we have given them unique names.
We also offer several border styles that are more contemporary and may match
other makers gear.
Abilene border (previously Express)
Schofield border dark brown with black shadow
Meanea border (formally Cheyenne)
is traditional styling and
commonly used by many holster makers. Many patterns will match gear a shooter
may already have and compliment other makers. Numbers 1, 3, and 4 are completed
with antique tools we were lucky enough to have passed on to us.
Style 5, with example of Shadow finish with dark
brown and black
Style 6, 3 line border
Style 7 (Barbed wire)
Lazy Stitch styles: Double Oval, Oval, Diamond
Thread color can add to your personal statement.
We use premium quality leather
oil dyes on all our products and acrylic sealers to protect them. Each piece of
leather will hold color in various shades and there is no exact formula to
produce the same shade every time. Sunlight and use will also change the color,
and through use many shooters obtain an aged patina that only comes with time.
We will attempt to match any
color for a customer when requested to go with existing gear or a desired look.
We have matched many other maker's gear to compliment our customer's shooting
gear. The photos and examples are labeled to display the color and tooling used
on each piece. This is also why we choose to display high quality photos.
Holsters and rigs are available in the following dye colors:
Natural, no dye, sealed and will develop natural saddle tan over time.
Light brown oil dye, slightly darker than a natural russet oil
Saddle tan this is a no dye oil finish that will be a light tone that develops
into a honey color.
Dark Chestnut - warm, antique brown
Medium Brown- spirit dye in a reddish tone that mellows to a dark tone with age
Mahogany oil dye, rich reddish tones that hold color
Dark brown oil dye, dark brown with occasional slight reddish tones, will lose
reddish tones when black shadow is applied
Havana brown Dark antique brown, near brown/black
Walnut brown oil dye, dark brown without any reddish tones
Black oil dye
Light Chestnut Light tone, custom leather stain
Russet Warm reddish tone, custom stain mix oiled to mellow tones
Rigs can be made
Two Tone for a special look as well, with
the billets, straps and loops in contrasting color.
We also offer a
"Shadow Finish" that can take
the two tone effect a step further for a true custom look. This technique will
blend one color into the next around the edges of the gun rig.
You will see some colors listed
that were custom made or being tried for the first time. There is no extra
charge for these. They are newer and we do not have many examples or they were
custom requests. We invite you to contact us with any special idea you may have
There is also the option of thread color when
ordering a custom holster or rig. The thread can be blended to the leather
color, or contrast for a unique appearance.
There are several colors
available and there is no extra charge for this custom touch. Thread is in
stock colors of brown, tan, black, red, and natural.
Others may be available if you
have some special look in mind.
All holsters can have hammer
ties added to them at no additional charge. Our standard hammer tie is the
twist braid shown, but we can also install a standard latigo loop if preferred.
We do not punch holes in our holsters and these ties can be removed or installed
Twist braid hammer tie
All belts can
have just about any buckle style if we can locate a source. Our standard buckle
is a clip corner style and we offer a stainless steel roller buckle as well.
Our brass and nickel buckles are solid brass, the Cody buckle is more decorative
and a popular choice. Let us know if you have another style in mind we may have
them on hand.