ClintonvilleLeather

Heirloom Quality Handcrafted Leather Goods

Columbus, Ohio · 1015 Sales

ClintonvilleLeather

Heirloom Quality Handcrafted Leather Goods

Columbus, Ohio 1015 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(263)

Announcement   www.instagram.com/clintonvilleleather/

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

― Francis of Assisi


Hello, welcome to Clintonville Leather.

I am devoted to creating heirloom quality items from the finest full grain vegetable tanned leather from Belgium which is produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

There are a plethora of folks "crafting" leather goods. I am glad for this, it is pretty cool. Unfortunately, many hobbyists and small companies do not understand the importance of finishing work. Sealing and conditioning the leather so that it may have a long and productive life. Many folks are happy to sell leather with nothing on it at all.

Traditional leather craft adheres to a reverence for life and longevity. The flesh of a sentient being is a gift to man and should be duly respected.

The traditions and practices of leather craft are fully respected in my shop. I still adhere to advice from generations long since past.

I strongly believe vegetable tanned leather is a superior alternative to man made synthetics which pollute our earth. Leather is biodegradable and my items are built with maximum durability in mind. fit.


If there is something you do not see feel free to ask; I am also available for custom work.

Sincerely,
Bill Carnes

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 13, 2017

www.instagram.com/clintonvilleleather/

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

― Francis of Assisi


Hello, welcome to Clintonville Leather.

I am devoted to creating heirloom quality items from the finest full grain vegetable tanned leather from Belgium which is produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.

There are a plethora of folks "crafting" leather goods. I am glad for this, it is pretty cool. Unfortunately, many hobbyists and small companies do not understand the importance of finishing work. Sealing and conditioning the leather so that it may have a long and productive life. Many folks are happy to sell leather with nothing on it at all.

Traditional leather craft adheres to a reverence for life and longevity. The flesh of a sentient being is a gift to man and should be duly respected.

The traditions and practices of leather craft are fully respected in my shop. I still adhere to advice from generations long since past.

I strongly believe vegetable tanned leather is a superior alternative to man made synthetics which pollute our earth. Leather is biodegradable and my items are built with maximum durability in mind. fit.


If there is something you do not see feel free to ask; I am also available for custom work.

Sincerely,
Bill Carnes

Bill Carnes

Contact shop owner

Bill Carnes

Leather Coaster Set of 4
Leather Coaster Set of 4
$40.00
Hand Forged Copper Buckle
Hand Forged Copper Buckle
$50.00
8" Leather Top Tube Cover Frame Protector
8" Leather Top Tube Cover Frame Protector
$40.00
Leather Conditioner
Leather Conditioner
$10.00
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Reviews

All reviews are from verified purchases
Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(263)
John and Jane

John and Jane on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is the most amazing belt I have every owned. It is super thick and feels like it will last forever. It is truly an heirloom accessory.

blueagle659

blueagle659 on Jun 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
hanyeldiwany

hanyeldiwany on May 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Stellar service from Bill. I sent him a picture of this custom order and he wasn't satisfied with what he saw and so he had me sent it back to make it better. You're in great hands with this fellow. And the quality of both the leather and the workmanship is top notch.

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Updates

Handmade buckle custom designs are possible. Pictured buckle is Iron and Copper.
Custom reading is sexy card wallet.
New shipment of extra heavy Hermann Oak Olde World Harness being cut into straps.
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About

Clintonville Leather

Inspiration: I have always been inspired by the durability and simplicity of the Brooks saddle. After a cross country bicycle trip it dawned on me to construct a wallet with the same simplicity and durability. Thus the first riveted wallet was born. Many people have tried to imitate the design which I think is pretty cool.

I am constantly amazed by the symbiotic harmony in which things work together in nature.

Design:

My designs are original and focus on being intuitive to use and above all as durable as possible. This is not optional.

Questions:

I am always available to answer questions.

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Shop members

  • Bill Carnes

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    With 6 years experience abusing and maintaining my own creations I am very proud to offer the best leather goods possible with a design emphasis on durability and function.

  • Kamala

    Shop Dog

    Kamala has been helping me around the shop for three years. She is invaluable in telling me when to take a break to walk in the woods.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
Welcome to Clintonville Leather. For the past 5 years I have been creating original designs with function and durability in mind because I have grown tired of our disposable society. I have tirelessly refined my skills in order to produce items of the highest quality.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment will be made before an item is constructed. You may use credit card or paypal. Artisan trades may be considered.
Shipping
Domestic shipping is done by USPS Priority and generally is 2-3 business days.

International shipping is First Class Insured.


Please Note: Generally the turn around time for an order is two weeks. Everything is made to order carefully and conscientiously with time honored methods. No cheap shortcuts are ever taken. Your patience is appreciated.
Refunds and Exchanges
If I make something for you which is not specifically something I offer for sale already (custom work) or if the item is personalized there will be no refund offered.

If it is something already offered on my site it may be returned in unused condition. I describe things as accurately as possible and am always available to answer questions.

More information

Last updated on Sep 19, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are accepted upon confirmation feel free to inquire. Items may be personalized with initials at no extra charge.

Sizing details

It is very important to measure when applicable. I can't be held responsible for inaccurate measurements.

Care instructions

Everything that leaves my shop is fully finished and can be left unkept for years. I strongly advise a quarterly conditioning of all leather goods. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I have a page on maintenance here: http://clintonvilleleather.blogspot.com/p/maintenance.html

I take great pride in what I make I am always available to give maintenance advice even years after the sale.

Wholesale availability

Please inquire for bulk orders

Are your products made in the USA

Everything is 100% manufactured by me in Ohio. I source the most sustainable materials from around the world with an emphasis on local and US made. Currently I am trying to make USA made belt buckles available.