I’ve compiled this page to distribute information about orders, leather, etc. I hope you find it helpful. If you have questions that are not answered here please contact me.
Family – There is a very short list of what’s more important to me. The one on the left there is Noble, he is four and can look into your soul. The one nest to me is Elisha, we named him that because it means “The Lord is my salvation”. The doctors told us Eli would not be born alive, it’s a long story but the bottom line is that he was born alive and while the doctors don’t know how to explain it, I do. He is six now and loves to run, fish, hunt and hit his dad with nunchucks when he’s not watching. The little one my wife is holding is Judah. Judah is one and a half, just started sleeping through the night, but he was totally worth it! The pretty one in the middle there is my wife, Erin she has put up with me for an awful long time and I couldn’t be more thankful. You can see more about what she does here www.ErinDavis.org.
I say all this to communicate that Leather is not my first or even my second love. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy making great equipment. I love the creative process. But I really love my family. Sometimes that means some orders have to wait a few days because the family takes priority. I do my best to get orders out as quickly as possible but if you are not OK with waiting a little while it would be best if you ordered from a retailer who carries Lenwood or another artisan.
Leather – I use premium leather. For each peace I select the best possible weight, type, and cut of leather. This does not mean it’ll never have a mark or blemish. I prefer US harvested leather and use it whenever possible. The thing is we use barbed wire to keep our cattle under control here in the US. That means there will, from time to time, be marks in the leather, and inconsistencies in the color. Most people love this about leather, I do. But if you don’t, maybe you should buy your belt at Wal-Mart.
Leather Color – I offer 4 primary color options. Brown, Black, Natural, and Oil Rubbed Natural.
Leather Care – It’s best to keep your leather dry if possible and not abuse it. If it gets dirty you can wipe it down with a damp cloth but don’t get it very wet. For non molded leather I recommend Lenwood neatsfoot oil as a conditioner and Lenwood Seal as a way to seal up your leather. Alternatively camp dry is not bad. Never apply any conditioner or water to molded leather.
Belt Sizing – Put your current belt on how you would normally wear it including any firearms or accessories, take note of the hole you use. Then, take your belt off and measure from where the leather folds over the buckle to the hole you were using. That measurement will be the center of 7 adjustment holes in your new Lenwood belt.
Use this diagram:
Or watch this video:
Dog Collar Sizing – Pretty much the same as above but I doubt your dog will need to include the gun. If you don’t have a current collar simply measure around your dog’s neck at about the tightness you will want the collar to be.
Cantankerous People – I’m relatively easy to get along with and do all I can to take care of my customers and make sure hey are very happy with their decision to buy from me. However, there are those who are not so easy to get along with, they are cranky, cantankerous, obnoxious, hateful, etc. If you are one of these people please do business with one of my competitors. If you are not one of these people I’d be happy to make you a piece of equipment you won’t be able to stop annoying your friends and family about because you love it so much.
Warranty – My grandpa taught me to “promise small and deliver big”. This has been a guiding principle in life and business. Because of this I’ve been hesitant to publish a warranty but as Lenwood grows more and more people are asking. So I’ve decided to post my thoughts below.