Archive for October, 2013

Something a bit different…knife sheath!

Posted in black, bowie, brown, custom work, knife, knife sheath, leather, MOAB, New Items, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by Chris Wright

A friend at work brought in this behemoth of a blade, a Busse prototype Bowie, and asked about a sheath for it.  Formidable in size with a 5/16″ thick, 10″ long dual curve blade it made for a fun diversion from my standard offerings.  I decided on a hybrid of a standard folded sheath with a 3/4 welted and stitched design to best fit the thickness of the blade while showing off the curves at the same time.  Made from 6oz drum dyed (dyed all the way through) Black cowhide with black stitching and a nickel Sam Browne button for the cross over closure.  The belt loop extends all the way up so the handle rests just below the belt line to allow for easier access and full withdrawal without tilting the sheath.

Had such a good time making this one, custom knife sheathes are being added to the product line for anyone interested.  Black, brown, custom colors, etc. will all be available upon request.


10" Busse Prototype BowieCustom Leather Knife Sheath

Harley Davidson StreetGlide Dash Inserts

Posted in dash insert, Harley Davidson, leather, Motorcycles, New Items, StreetGlide, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by Chris Wright

Here is the prototype StreetGlide dash insert for 2007-2013 Harley Davidson StreetGlides. Like the OEM insert, it is the same size and shape and uses an adhesive backing to attach to the dash.
Hand carved “Speak, Hearand See no Evil” design on Herman Oak 6oz leather with pebbled background. I’ll get them added to the website shortly for those interested otherwise feel free to drop me a line.

Update: Just added this particular dash insert to the Etsy shop, it is available and ready to go.  check the new posts for the 15% off coupon code and save some cash too!

Harley StreetGlide Dsh Insert with custom tooling

Keychain & wallet chain belt straps now available!

Posted in 2011 Harley Blackline FXS, 2011 Harley Slim, belt, Blackline, brown, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, Harley Fatboy, Honda, keychain, leather, Motorcycles, Slim, Softail, Three Mutts Customs, wallet chain with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by Chris Wright

I finally finished getting all the parts, the design and samples made for the new belt straps.  Two different versions with a number of options are available in the Etsy shop for immediate purchase.  These belt loops are made from a single piece of thick 6 oz Herman Oak leather and drum dyed all the way through in either black or brown.  You can choose from a keychain ring or a large claw clasp to keep your gear close at hand.  There are currently 12 decorative snap heads to choose from including military, Harley Davidson half skull and others.

I also have a couples of overstock rear fender bibs in the shop ready to ship and will be adding more soon.

new fender bib in inventory…

Posted in Blackline, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, Harley Davidson Sportster, Slim, Softail, Sportster, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2013 by Chris Wright

Here is a new one for immediate sale in the Etsy shop folks, made one of these for a 2013 Harley Sportster 48 not too long ago and liked the look enough that I made up another one.  It was made to fit the single seat bolt Harley Sportster and Softtail models including the Blackline and Slim. Will not fit Deluxe, Duece models with two bolt seat bracket.

Custom two tone rear fender bib in Saddle Tan and Antique Brown with Coyote Tan stitching. Smooth burnished edges & medium brown felt underside complete the color theme.

The bib is approximately 3 1/2″ wide x 14 1/2″ long. Bolt holes are 11 1/4″ apart on center.  Seat side hole is slightly oblong to allow for small adjustments.

The second photo shows similarly constructed bib mounted on a 2011 Harley Blackline.

Interested? Here’s the store link:

Harley Sportster, Softail rear fender bib - two tone, brown2011 Harley Blackline with Handlebar Tool roll/tool bag & rear fender bib

Award Winning Leatherwork!

Posted in Awards, Fender bibs, Harley Davidson, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Three Mutts Customs with tags , , , , , , on October 9, 2013 by Chris Wright

I am honored to announce that Three Mutts Customs was recognized at the 2013 International Federation of Leather Guilds show in Denver, Colorado! I entered the “Jessica” rear fender bib (Thanks for the loan Tony!) that I made earlier this year in the Advanced Division of the Motorcycle Accessories category.  She came home with the First Place ribbon AND the Best in Overall Category ribbons!  Three well known leather artists, Bob Klenda, Akiko Okada and Bob Park were the judges for the category and had some great comments on the piece which was almost better than the ribbons themselves.

“Good overall execution, nice color, nicely tooled, good composition and nice, tight braiding” were the positives.  Of course there is always room for improvement and they noted the lacing could have been  beveled.  For a competition they are correct but for my style I like the meatier look of unbeveled lacing.

So a quick self pat on the back and now it’s time to get back to work!


"Jessica"IFoLG 2013 Ribbons

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