Old West Cowboy Leather

P.O. Box 152 - Chariton, IA - 50049 
(Ship FedEx and UPS to 118 1/2 N. Grand, Chariton, IA 50049) 
Old West Cowboy Leather Catalogue
Old West Collection, Patterns by Will
Carved Leather Paintings
The Advantages of Cross Draw
Pull Up A Chair!
I'm glad you stopped in to take a look at my goods.  I'm Will Ghormley and I make all of this myself.  Everything I craft is hand-made for my customers.  I cut each item from the hide when it's ordered.  It's worked and tooled right here at my bench.  I dye and oil and clamp it in my stitching pony to sew by hand.

It's unusual to find anything made by hand by one person any more.  Mass-produced  gun leather is flooding the market.  Oh, most of it is pretty good leather, but there ain't much of it that bears a man's name, his sweat and his pride.

Years from now when you hand your leather down to your kids or grandkids, it will have stories to tell:  sweat stains from hours in the sun or astraddle a horse - the gouges along the cartridge loops in back where you spent the heat leanin' up against a pine tree swappin' stories in the shade - the dark stain that wouldn't ever come off after that hunting party with your amigos, was it from that prize buck, or from that chili you spilled on yourself? - and you'll tell them about the man who made your rig, pointing to the worn and creased stamp bearing the words, "Will Ghormley - Maker".

I started crafting leather over thirty years ago, and I've honed my craft considerable in the last few years.  I publish patterns of my Old West Gear for other leather craftsmen to work with.  Along the line I started carving pictures in leather and painting them.  Now some of the most recognizable names in America own my carved leather paintings.  I don't do this because it's easy.  I don't do it 'cause I'm smart.  In fact, about the only reason I stick with it is because I'm stubborn and I love the work I do.

Most of the photos you will see are stock items I manufacture for my catalogue, but it is custom work that has built my business.  By nature I've always been an artist - and I use that gift when I make your leather.  If you don't see exactly what you want in the stock orders, I'm more than willing to create something to your specifications.  Sketch something out, send me a copy of a photo, or tell me what movie you saw it in. Call me with the details and we'll talk about it.
Open Range Holster and Belt
Movie and T.V. Gear
Stories Written
Frank James, his Holster and "Fair Weather Christian" Belt
Brad Pitt as Jesse James, his Holster and Fold Money/Cartridge Belt.
Messages Preached
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Cartridge Belts
Kain Robertson, Charlton Heston, Will Ghormley
Will Trade Leather for Guns
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Johnny Ringo Holster and Belt, Tombstone
1820s Trekkin'
Trekkin' like a Mountain Man
Custom Old West Saddle Tree
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100th Anniversary 1911 Holsters
Click text for: Making "Hand of God" Rig and Pattern
Click text for: Making "Johnny Ringo" Rig and Pattern
Click text for: Making Sky Ute Moccasins
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Sale Items
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Old Dogs and New Tricks
Eco Flo Professional Waterstain
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Tactical Jesus
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