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Leather goods made by hand in the USA. Help Headknife with a custom run of high-quality leather.

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*UPDATE* I have added a second run of the sold out hip bags. Second run will ship in April.

About Headknife

Hi! I'm Bruno Medeiros owner and maker at Headknife Leather Goods. Headknife is a one-man operation running out of my home studio in San Jose, California. All products are handmade, by me, using American sourced leather and hardware.

I've always thought leather was cool, but it wasn't until I came across some amazing leather masks at an art fair that I wanted to try working with it myself. I never did get into making masks, but I did start making practical items for my family and friends. Eventually friends of friends and strangers starting seeing the goods and asked where they could get their own.

The Project

I want to offer the highest quality product that I can, and that means using the highest quality materials. In order to buy the types of leathers I want to use in Headknife's product I need to meet minimum quantity requirements from the tanneries.  With the funds from Kickstarter I'll be able to do a couple of things:

  • First and foremost, I'll be able to order a custom run of leather from Horween Leather Company in Chicago for several types of leather in different colors and thicknesses. This order should supply me with enough leather for about 6 months.

  • Any money remaining will go towards a foot press (which will allow me to quickly and accurately punch holes, place rivets, etc) and various cutting dies to ensure consistent quality in the goods I'm producing.

Rewards

Handwritten Thanks + Patch

Slim Single and Double-Wrap Bracelet

Key Carry Lanyard

Card Wallet

Custom Belt

Boneca Hip Bag

Natural veg tan starts out beige, but ages to a rich caramel with time and use.
Natural veg tan starts out beige, but ages to a rich caramel with time and use.

Thanks!

Thanks to everyone to who dedicated their time, energy and good mojo towards helping me get this up and running!

Special thanks to:

  • Mikul Eriksson and crew for helping me make an awesome video.
  • Matt, Kristina, Tasha, Filipe, and a bunch of other folks for user testing the goods for months.
  • Chris and Kristyn for letting me take pictures of them for this project.
  • Belinda for her support, encouragement and putting up with me when I just want to talk about leather stuff while we're having dinner.
  • AND YOU, THE KICKSTARTER BACKERS WHO MAKE THIS EVEN POSSIBLE!

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    A Headknife embroidered iron-on patch and a handwritten thank you postcard.

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    Slim double-wrap leather bracelet with solid brass hardware in Brown Horween Chromexcel, chesnut english bridle or natural veg tan (veg tan will develop a rich caramel color with use.) Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    Slim double-wrap leather and single wrap bracelet combo with solid brass hardware in Brown Horween Chromexcel, chesnut english bridle or natural veg tan (veg tan will develop a rich caramel color with use.) Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    Key carry lanyard with brass trigger snap and key ring in Brown Horween Chromexcel, chestnut english bridle or natural veg tan (veg tan will develop a rich caramel color with use.) Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    Slim card wallet with a slot in the back for cash. Hand-stitched and burnished. Available in your choice of Natural Horween Chromexcel or natural veg tan (veg tan will develop a rich caramel color with use.) Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    Custom leather belt made to your measurements in dark brown or chestnut english bridle leather, or natural veg tan (veg tan will develop a rich caramel color with use.) Belt will be hand-burnished, waxed and made with your choice of a solid brass or nickel plated brass buckle and chicago screws. Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    EARLY ADOPTER REWARD: Boneca Hip Bag with solid brass hardware in your choice of spice, tan or ebony. These western-style bags will be made of Horween leather and feature a large pocket in the front and hidden zipper pocket in the back. Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    __HIP BAG SECOND RUN, Delivered April 2013__ Boneca Hip Bag with solid brass hardware in your choice of spice, tan or ebony. These western-style bags will be made of Horween leather and feature a large pocket in the front and hidden metal YKK zipper pocket in the back. Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    Boneca Hip Bag with solid brass hardware in your choice of spice, tan or ebony. These western-style bags will be made of Horween leather and feature a large pocket in the front and hidden metal YKK zipper pocket in the back. Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    One of everything! You'll get a postcard & patch, double-wrap bracelet, key carry lanyard, card wallet, custom belt and a Boneca hip bag. All handmade by me in the USA! You'll have all the color and size options available at the other reward levels. Please add $10 for international shipping.

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    SMALL SHOP PACK: You'll get FIVE Boneca Hip Bags with solid brass hardware in your choice of spice, english tan or ebony (or a mix of colors). These western-style bags will be made of Horween leather and feature a large pocket in the front and hidden zipper pocket in the back. Please add $20 for international shipping.

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