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Full grain leather paired with a metal alloy belt clip, virtually indestructible. Available in Horween Chromexcel as limited reward.

If you have gone through many cheap plastic belt clip holsters because of broken belt clips, this is the last iPhone 5/5s holster you will ever need to buy.  

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Two Piece Metal Alloy Swivel Belt Clip - Virtually indestructible.

Gone are the days of feeling wary about your phone falling off your belt. The Blacksmith-Labs Signature Series metal alloy belt clips are extremely secure and will fit snug against your belt. They come in a variety of finishes such as brushed gold, chrome, and gunmetal. There are many holsters on the market that are heavy and awkward to remove from your belt, but ours do not fit into this category. Our easy slide on clip makes it very comfortable to wear and easy to attach to any belt.  If you have ever owned a holster with the cheap plastic swivel belt clip, you would understand how frustrating it is to have the holster belt clip snap. You have paid a lot of money for your smart phone, and it only makes sense to provide it with the best protection possible and wear it with style.

Two Luxury Leather Holster Designs Paired with the Signature Series Metal Belt Clip

Blacksmith-Labs BRUNO

The Blacksmith-Labs BRUNO holster's main body is a one piece construction, hand-stitched piece of leather.  This style has the slimmest profile with a minimalist look.  With a Blacksmith-Labs Signature Series metal belt clip, BRUNO caters to those that live by the less-is-more philosophy.

Blacksmith-Labs BARRETT

The Blacksmith-Labs BARRETT was designed with traditions in mind, with a classic look that never goes out of style.

The Blacksmith-Labs Signature Series Metal Belt Clip

The Blacksmith-Labs Signature Series metal alloy belt clip is what differentiates the BARRETT and BRUNO holsters from any other leather belt clip holsters in the world.  With the clip face and swivel assembly precisely casted out of metal alloy, these belt clips are stronger than any other smartphone holster belt clip you have ever seen.  While functionality is not everything, we have selected various finishes to enhance the beauty of the Signature Series belt clips. 

Brushed Gold - The look of elegance and confidence

Gunmetal - The high tech look of our times

Chrome - Timeless look of strength and practicality

The Leather

The Blacksmith-Labs BARRETT and BRUNO leather holsters are crafted using full grain cowhide leather in the chestnut finish, with functionality and modern designs that stand out from the ordinary.  While many say their holsters are made from leather, this does not preclude that they are not a synthetic or bonded type of leather.

Our leather selection process was meticulous, hand-picked from countless samples received.  

The Blacksmith-Labs Style

Escape the ordinary with the Blacksmith-Labs BRUNO or BARRETT leather holster.  Stand out from the crowd.  Show off your uniqueness.  

The Rewards

 

Looking for more than just one holster?  Just pledge your total to be the sum of your choices to get different variants. 

New Limited Reward Added

-- Updated Nov 2.

As some have asked us, is the leather going to be available in black instead of chestnut brown.  We have quickly gone to work to create this new prototype for the Bruno, using Horween's Chromexcel premium leather in the lapis blue finish.  

Horween Leather Company in Chicago has been making fine leather for more than 100 years, using traditional tanning techniques even to date. Their leather can be found in high end footwear, personal accessories, and more.  Personally, these are the best leather we have seen and felt.

For this new reward, the Blacksmith-Labs Bruno will be crafted using the Horween Chromexcel Aniline leather in the Lapis Blue finish.  Don't be mistaken by the blue in the name of its color, it is dark as black, as shown in the picture above.  We hope you like it. 

New Reward Added - Black Leather Now Available for Bruno & Barrett

-- Updated Nov 7

We have added the Black Blacksmith-Labs Bruno & Barrett as new rewards due to many's request.  You can see the sample on our update #4.  

As we cannot modify our old rewards' description, the rewards without descriptions of the color of the leather are by default chestnut brown.  For these new reward options, the color of the leather are explicitly noted as black in the reward description.  

We hope you like them. 

Retail Package

-- Updated Nov 13

We have received our first batch of retail packages for the Blacksmith-Labs Bruno & Barrett.  The package box is wrapped around by a sleeve, with a liner inside the box protecting the leather holster. 

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Where we are now

At the moment we have finalized our design of both the Blacksmith-Labs BRUNO and BARRETT holsters, as well as the Signature Series belt clips.  All components of the holster have been selected with suppliers secured.  The mold for the metal alloy belt clip has been finalized and qualified, and the leather die molds are at the construction phase. These are to be completed within a month.  

With all pieces required for manufacturing in place (soon), this is where you can help to make Blacksmith-Labs a reality.  We need your help to bring us to the minimum order quantity required by the manufacturer and components providers, to kick off the first batch of production.  Your pledge will guarantee you to be the first to get your hands on this awesome holster!

Thank You Everyone!

At Blacksmith-Labs, we would like to say a big thank you for your support, we hope you like the Blacksmith-Labs leather holsters.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As with any product design project, nailing down every bit of detail is always challenging. We've had countless hours of discussion (and arguments) in leather selection, component dimensions and finishes, the holster design, and even small details like the thread spacing.

The biggest challenge on hand would be the accuracy of the leather die molds, and their accuracy when used with our target leather weight. Fortunately, our die mold maker's turn around time is fast, and we are confident that with a couple of revisions, we would be arriving at our final die molds with the intended dimensions.

After this project is successfully funded, the challenge would be timely fulfillment of this tremendous product to our supporters. We have various logistics partners that we working with on a daily basis, so we believe this is under control.

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