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Shop Talk! March 2020

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3 min.

NICK PERNOKAS Nick Pernokas was raised in New England. As a boy he cleaned stalls for a hack stable in return for getting to ride the horses. He bought his first horse with money from a paper route, and showed in AQHA shows with him. At a young age Nick headed west to play cowboy. He ended up in Stephenville, Texas, where he received a B.S. from Tarleton State University. In 1983 he began building custom saddles under the Pernokas Saddlery label. Nick competed successfully in the AQHA, the NRHA, and the PRCA, in which he earned a Gold Card. Nick won 5 Year End High Point Championships (Honor Roll), and 2 Reserve World Championships, in the AQHA in roping events. In the mid Nineties he wrote “All the Pretty Saddles”,…

1 min.
sienna bridle from maverick leather company

Sienna Bridle from Maverick Leather Company We are proud to announce our new and improved Sienna Bridle line! Sienna Bridle is a beautiful full veg tanned leather with a lightly waxed finish. The waxed finish gives this leather a classy look and feel while also displaying the hides natural tones and grain. Drum dyed, struck through color with a finished flesh side, makes it perfect for bags, briefcases, wallets, footwear and other fine leather goods. Available in 4/5oz thickness with sizes ranging from 17 sq ft to 27+ sq ft. Tanned by Sepici Leather. Get yours today at www.maverickleathercompany.com or feel free to give us a call or email: 541-797-2108 or info@maverickleathercompany.com.…

9 min.
the hide report

Spain’s leather exports, imports lower in 2019 The commercial balance of the Spanish hide and leather sector between January and November 2019 was again negative in all its subsectors, both in its exports and in its imports. However, in the last months, there was a slight deceleration in the decline, however, in some subsectors, the drop hit 30 percent. In terms of sales of tanned skins exported, the decline is just over 1 percent. According to data from the General Directorate of Customs, between January and November 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, exports of raw skins fell 12.4 percent (€19.8 million less); semi-cured skins were down by 29.8 percent (€22.8 million less) and tanned skins were down by just 1.2 percent (€4.2 million less). Regarding leather and leather imports, in…

1 min.
calendar events

SOUTHWEST LEATHER WORKERS TRADE SHOW February 28-March 1, 2020 Prescott Resort & Conference Center 1500 AZ-69 Prescott, Arizona LEATHERWORLD MIDDLE EAST March 9-11, 2020 Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Dubai ANNUAL WESTERN LEATHER SPRING AUCTION/SHOW March 20-21, 2020 Floyd County Fairgrounds 2818 Green Valley Rd New Albany, Indiana James Cox 513.889.0500 Starts at 9:30am DALLAS WESTERN MARKET March 24-27, 2020 Dallas Market Center Dallas, Texas APLF LEATHER + MATERIALS March 31-April 2,2020 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive Wanchai, Hong Kong Hong Kong PRINEVILLE LEATHER SHOW April 17-18, 2020 Crook County Fairgrounds 1280 Main St. Prineville, OR For Information: Melanie Marlow c/o Painted Hills Custom Leather P.O. Box 371 Prineville, Or 97754 paintedhillscustomleather@gmail.com 541-881-6419 LONELY PINE HARNESS SHOP RETIREMENT AUCTION May 23, 2020 4501 State Route 208 New Wilmington, PA 16142 Inquiries, please leave message for Chris A. Byler 724.946.0052 WESTERN LEATHER & EQUESTRIAN TRADE SHOW & AUCTION May 27-28, 2020 Wayne County Fairgrounds Wooster, Ohio Starts at 9:30am James Cox 513.889.0500 TOKYO LEATHER FAIR (TLF) May 27-28, 2020 Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Tokyo, Japan HARNESS MAKER’S AUCTION & GET TOGETHER July…

4 min.
goatskin leather bag with magnolia carving

The leather used for this handbag is an Indian goatskin tanned in Japan via a process introduced to Japan during the Meiji Era. During this period, engineers from abroad were invited to improve leather production in Japan. An American named Charles Henicle taught the Japanese about a special tanning process that has since been nicknamed “Chari Leather.” Because the process requires much time, and thus more cost, its practice lost popularity with tanneries that chose faster and cheaper methods. Yone came across Chari Leather goatskin at a small tannery in Tokyo. He was amazed by its beauty (note the fine texture of the skin). The staff informed him that there were very few pieces left because they, along with other tanneries, had stopped practicing that particular tanning process. Yone made the…

8 min.
frecker's saddlery

The tall cowboy eased through the crowd at the tradeshow. Every once in a while there was a flash of recognition from other shoppers, but then they went on about their business. This was Vegas after all. The National Finals Rodeo sported several large trade shows filled with western merchandise and it was easy to miss something if you didn’t pay attention. The cowboy was on a mission though, and he spied what he was looking for in the next vendor’s booth. He lowered his frame onto the beautiful tooled saddle. When the salesman came over to try to let the stirrups out, Tom Selleck shook his head and said, “No thanks, I’m looking for one for my wife.” Selleck appreciated the quality of the saddle, and in a few minutes…