JANRICLeather

Custom Leather Designed to Meet Your Needs

Riverview, Florida | 304 Sales

JANRICLeather

Custom Leather Designed to Meet Your Needs

Riverview, Florida 304 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (84)

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Rick Spencer

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Rick Spencer

Announcement    Welcome to JANRIC! If you see something you like, that's great. If you would like me to create something that is made just for you, please contact me. If you are looking for a padfolio, business card wallet, dress belt, etc. visit my JANRICCreations storefront. Thanks for stopping by! Rick

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Last updated on Jan 29, 2019

Welcome to JANRIC! If you see something you like, that's great. If you would like me to create something that is made just for you, please contact me. If you are looking for a padfolio, business card wallet, dress belt, etc. visit my JANRICCreations storefront. Thanks for stopping by! Rick

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About JANRICLeather

Sales 304
On Etsy since 2017

Creating leather that meets my customers needs

I founded JANRIC with the idea that everyone enjoys hand crafted leather goods made with premium materials and built with individual attention to the details.

As a collector of a wide variety of pistols and revolvers, I was always looking for leather to complement and protect my investment. There's a lot of great holster makers ...but very few provide the uniqueness I wanted in my leather at an affordable price. After my collection of "not quite what I wanted" holsters filled a closet, I began crafting leather that I like and use.

I design, cut, tool, dye, and assemble each piece...with an eye towards meeting your needs. I am not a "mass producer. " I typically create items after discussing the style, color, features and unique requirements with you. When time allows, I create items for my Etsy storefront. As I hand draw all my art and considering leather's natural variations that add personality, each piece is truly unique.

When I'm working with you, I will ask questions and exchange ideas to fully understand your needs. In many cases, you might like one of my existing designs and only wants it "personalized." In the event a new design is needed, I develop the design with you to ensure I've interpreted your needs properly.

When the design is finalized, I will give you a realistic estimate of when I will start the build and the expected production time. Actual production times vary based on the complexity of the project. But, for most items, production time is around 2-3 days. For example; holster, belt and portfolio build time is normally 3 days for items with art work and 2 days if it doesn't require art work. This timeline is based on the various drying times between production steps.

The lead time for custom items normally gets a bit longer just before the holidays, as many folks like to order something unique for gifts. It is best to get your order in early to ensure delivery. However, if you have a requirement that needs to be completed by a certain day, I'll try to work it into the production schedule and do my best to get it to you by the date needed.

Please browse my current inventory in my Etsy storefront. If I have something you like, that's great! if you want something a little different, I am happy to work with you to provide what you with what you need. All you need to do is click he "Contact Shop Owner" or the "Request a Custom Order" link.

Thanks for looking!

Rick Spencer

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    Owner, Designer, Craftsman

    After a 31+ year career as a USAF officer in Air Force Special Operations Command and another decade-plus in the corporate world, I decided to pursue my love of designing and creating handcrafted leather full time.

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How do I determine the right size for a custom made belt?

Measuring a belt you already own is the best way to find your correct belt size. Here's how:
- Put the belt on and note which sizing hole you are using.
- Remove the belt and lay it on a flat surface.
- Measure the distance from the sizing hole that was most comfortable to the point where the buckle meets the leather.
- Round your measurement to the nearest inch. If you measure 35 1/2 inches, you will want to purchase a size 36 belt.

For gunbelts that fit over the top...i.e. western style gun rigs, measure your hips at the location you intend to wear the rig. This measurement is normally about 5-6 inches larger than your dress belt size.

I will build your belts based on the measurements you provide.

What is meant by "draw type" in western holsters?

Draw type refers to the wear location in relation to the wearer's "strong" hand. The three most common draw types for western holsters are strong-side, cross-draw and twist draw.
- Strong-side: the most common draw for western holsters. The holster is worn on the wearer's "strong" side...i.e. on the right side for right-handed wearers.
-Cross-Draw: The holster is worn on the wearer's "weak" side...i.e. on the left hip for right-handed wearers.
- Twist-Draw: The holster is worn on the wearer's "strong" side, but with the grip facing forward. It is similar to a cross-draw for the "weak" hand. It is also called "cavalry-carry," as the saber was considered the primary weapon and the revolver was a back up weapon.

Are any two items exactly alike?

No. Each item is unique. I draw all my artwork freehand and each piece of leather has its own grains, wrinkles and coloration that make it unique. That is what makes leather so beautiful and special.

Can I guarantee an exact color?

Unfortunately, no. I can usually get close, but each piece of leather and each batch of dye will have its own characteristics. The best way to get the closest color match is to cut the items from the same piece of leather and use the same batch of dye.

What is meant by "Belt Styles?"

• "Straight Cut" belts are the same width for the entire length of the belt and use standard buckle sizes

• "Eastwood Style" belts are normally wider belts that are "necked down" on both ends to accommodate standard buckle sizes

• "Ranger Style" belts are normally wider belts that have "billets" stitched on each end. The main belt overlaps while the billets allow for standard buckle sizes

Why do I use vegetable tanned leather for most of my projects?

Vegetable tanning doesn't contain metallic residue that can interact negatively with other metals. "Veg Tan" works very well for sheaths, cartridge management and holsters.

Additionally, veg tan carves, tools and dyes very nicely