A Holster and So Much More

Purse carry is sometimes a girl’s only option. If so, she ought to be able to do it in style.

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The details are everything. Even the dust bag is stitched from Indian silk, and matches the lining.

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Please note the seams in the silk dust bag.

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Yes. I’m that serious about making a quality product. But, you want to see the bag itself, not the dust bag!

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The black top-grain leather is soft and luxurious. The sanded and polished stingray hide (also called shagreen), adds another dimension of beauty to this handmade bag.

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The small pouch beside the bag is filled with aromatic cedar, to freshen the leather and silk when storing the bag.

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Solid metal feet won’t smash or fall off like the cheap ones that are typically found on most bags.

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The sassy, silk lining matches the dust bag and the cedar pouch. There are rugged leather pockets around the perimeter of the bag. This bag includes a matching key ring and a place to hang it inside the purse. It also includes a magnetic closure on the front of the bag.

The logo fob is hand beaded in a peyote stitch, in coordinating colors.

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The strap adjusts between twenty-four inches for a high shoulder carry, or out to fifty-six inches for a relaxed cross-body carry. These numbers were customer specified.

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Of all the details I’ve shown you, I save the most important one for last.

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I designed the pistol pocket to accommodate a variety of compact handguns. It will easily carry my customer’s Bersa, a subcompact Glock, a snubby revolver, and many others. In this picture, my wife’s Smith & Wesson M&P9c is secured in the pocket. If you or someone you love would like me to make a custom bag for them, but they don’t carry a gun, I’m more than willing to substitute another non-gun pocket.

This bag is completely stitched in a heavy, bonded nylon thread. All the seams are finished and most are reinforced, even where you can’t see them. I did this so it would be beautiful and durable. There is no plastic or cardboard in this bag. There are no man-made materials at all beyond the thread and hardware. My entire product line is based on the concept of beauty and durability. I fully expect my customer’s heirs to treasure this bag one day. One like this is fully capable of lasting that long.

Husbands and boyfriends, It’s a great time to place Christmas orders!

13 thoughts on “A Holster and So Much More

  1. yeahhhh, i’m stoked. i can’t wait to see it! it’s been a pleasure working with you, Michael. :)

  2. OH MY GOD.

    The purse just showed up. It’s utterly and completely gorgeous. The lining is MUCH brighter than it appears in pictures, and the stingray hide has a texture entirely unlike anything I’ve seen before.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Seriously. You’ve got a fan, here.

  3. I’m really not one for purse carry, but I’d totally use one of these! Nice work!

  4. Thank you, everyone! Keep in mind that I will gladly make these things sans pistol pocket. The concept on this bag was simple: Great bag first, holster second.

    Dan, PM sent.

  5. Have you considered a computer case? The holster would need a nylon plate next to the computer and something, another plate, to hide the shape of the pistol.

  6. Ike, I’ve totally got that in the works. A laptop case that fits a 17-inch computer would be big enough to covertly carry an appropriately chosen long gun even. I’m actually thinking about attempting to cram a Winchester Model 12 or Kel Tec Sub-2000 into such a monster bag. Currently, I have neither gun. Then again, a netbook case that has a compartment for a full-size 1911 would be pretty sweet too! Anyway, There are lots of great ideas. Sometimes I wish that I had unlimited time and resources to just sit and create all kinds of great new stuff!

  7. This looks amazing! Completely unknown to me, my DH was wanting to buy me one of these for Christmas. While I have absolutely no doubt that it is worth every penny, be forewarned readers: these don’t come cheap. When my DH read the quoted price, he told me what he was planning and that we could not afford the hundreds of dollars spare (as nobody has that much spare that I know). The thought was nice, but I just wanted to let others know that sometimes looking can be the only option.

  8. Thanks, RSM! :) I should note here that I will take payments. I am completely sympathetic to those of you who find it hard to plunk down enough cash for such a purchase all at once. I’ve got no problem starting work with a down payment and shipping once it is paid out. So, if that makes it any easier to swallow, please keep it in mind.

  9. RSM – I understand the reaction to the price tag (SERIOUSLY, I do), but Michael worked with me on a payment plan. It’s definitely worth considering for something that has quality beyond anything I’ve seen on the market.

  10. Very nice. Don’t let my wife or any of my 3 fashion plate daughters see it. Is there some way I can block this page on all my computers?

    I’m afraid to ask what the damage would be for this piece. I could definitely see me being a hero at Christmas or anniversary.

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