Prescott Resort – Granite Mountain
Friday 02/23 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: Learn the fundamentals of professional holster design and construction. Slickbald will focus on concealed carry holsters with the student making a kidney carry style holster. This workshop will cover the fitting of the holster style to the customer, types of holsters and their applications, as well as designing holsters from scratch. Leather selection, liners, wet molding and more will be covered during construction. This workshop will also cover shop tips and production techniques to help the student hit the ground running. Students will receive one of Slickbald’s 1 Slot Holster Master Pattern Packs. NOTE: Firearms are NOT permitted in the Prescott Resort & Conference Center. Only Blue Guns will be allowed in this workshop.
Materials to bring: Students should have their own professional collection of properly shaped, sharpened, and polished tools: pencil, head knife or similar, strop, round punches, one medium-sized (#3/4) French skiver, #3 and #5 common edge bevelers, slicker, and wing dividers. Slickbald will bring tools to try and fill any gaps.
Workshop Instructor: Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker from Colorado who received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in May of 2022. Chris works mostly in cowboy action and concealed carry gun leather while dabbling in saddles, cowboy trappings and motorcycle gear. Chris is also an active and competitive member of SASS and Cowboy Fast Draw, and is a lifetime competitive shooter. Chris authors a variety of instruction and pattern packs for gun leather and other items as well as offering workshops in holster making and carving.
Workshop Sponsors: Hermann Oak Leather Co., The Fiebing Co., Leather Machine Co., LLC, and Renia USA
• There is a $25 administration fee for canceling a workshop.
• The cost of each workshop will be refunded minus the $25 fee.
• No refunds for workshops after Thursday, 02/15/2024.