Product Description

Slickbald’s Concealed Carry Gunleather

Chris “Slickbald” Andre

Saturday, 05/18, 8:00am –5:00pm, W171, Sheridan College

All skill levels welcome!

Learn the fundamentals of professional holster design and construction. This workshop will focus on concealed carry holsters with the student making a single One Slot “Nelson No. 1” style holster. Fitting the holster style to the customer, types of holsters and their applications, as well as designing holsters from scratch will be covered. In construction, we will discuss leather selection, liners, wet molding and more. Chris will share 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 pattern packs.

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 (1/4” & 3/8”), maul, one medium-sized (#3/4) French skiver, #3 and #5 common edge bevellers, #11 Exacto-style knife, slicker, wing dividers, needle-nose pliers, and a lace puller if you have one. Chris will try to bring tools to fill in any gaps.

Chris “Slickbald” Andre

Chris “Slickbald” Andre is a professional leather artist and maker in Frederick, Colorado. 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.