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dragon leatherworks and ncis

Everyone remember the all-of-maybe-one-second-of-airtime that Dragon Leatherworks’ spiffy lunchbox received during the NCIS episode “Playing With Fire”?  Well if that was hitting the bigtime (and it was), I do not even know how to categorize this: 

Note the banner on the upper right. 

Note the guy in the green shirt. 

Banner again. 

Really blurry banner. 

Behold the whole banner and the guy in the green […]

because it is shiny

I have, and need, no better excuse than that for this: 

What’s that, you say?  It looks remarkably like something from some movie or television series you might have seen once upon a time? 

I have no idea what you are talking about. 

None at all. 

In all seriousness, this is far from an every-day carry rig, for a variety of reasons, but the TT-33 is far from […]

testing the waters

Is there a market for a nicer, prettier, leather version of something like this?  Instead of being MOLLE-mounted, it would be on a shoulder strap, or maybe even belt loops, and would operate on the same basic principle.  It seems hunters are more fond of pouches that hold whole boxes of shells as they are, rather than in little loops, but not being a hunter, I am not sure what would be preferred. 

Why […]

as seen on tv

A little birdie (who happens to have a good bit of leather dye on his hands) told me that WATE‘s “Made in Tennessee” segment just wrapped up filming at the headquarters of Dragon Leatherworks.

No real word on when the segment will air, but I will try to record it when it does.

Also, if that is not “normalization”, I do not know what is. And speaking of not knowing things, are you […]

oldradartech’s paddle holster – a review

Well, I had planned to put up this post today in order to cap off an unusual density of leather-and-holster-related posts, but Jay G. went and beat me to it, and here I am looking like Johnny-come-lately. Oh well.

Anywise, regular readers will know that I have been searching high-and-low, off-and-on for a holster for my Baby Eagle for quite some time now, and that I finally settled on snagging this set that is […]

made it to the bigtime

Remember how I mentioned that Dragon Leatherworks was producing copies of the lunchbox he made for Abby Sciuto in NCIS? Well, that run of 500 is now open for your orders, and while not many have come in over the past month or so, something tells me if you want one, you might want to get your order in now.


Only because Dennis and his lunchbox got featured in the local dead-tree […]

michael’s custom holsters – a review

I have been promising Michael and Jennifer these pictures and this review for… well… a while now, and since they recently received some very useful airtime, I figure it is time for me to finally get around to it. 

As regular readers know, by way of scratching my wheelgun itch, I purchased a Smith and Wesson 686 SSR a while back, and rapidly ran up against the somewhat annoying problem that holsters fabricated for […]

abby sciuto’s lunchbox

You see the lunchbox that NCIS’ Abby Sciuto (played by Pauley Perrette) is carrying here, in episode 9×22, “Playing with Fire”: 

If that is not terribly clear (and, unfortunately, it is not), she set it on her desk, as visible here: 

Well, as I might have mentioned before, Dragon Leatherworks produced that fine piece of leather craftsmanship… but here is the cool thing:  Starting on 01JUN12 (June 1st, 2012, for you […]

gets the point across


… is apparently going to be showing up on some episode of NCIS in the very near future, courtesy of Dragon Leatherworks. Dennis seems to be greatly diversifying his lineup, given that peculiar little container is destined to be a lunch box for Abby Sciuto, who is apparently a rather popular character on the series (I cannot say as though I have ever watched an entire episode):

The lovely and talented […]

steel by your side

I can tell you as much as you want to know about the sheath: it was fabricated by Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks, it has a standard cow-leather backing with an ostrich-skin overlay on top, it holds the knife quite well and is designed for off-hand reverse-grip carry, and it is apparently going to be pretty much the only one of its kind for the foreseeable future (apparently knife-sheath-making takes more time/effort than either of us […]

the best belt and soldiers’ angels

I might actually be getting good at this… Since yesterday, thanks to some more kind generosity, the donation amount for the Soldiers Angels Fundraiser and Giveaway was pushed up to $405, as the ticker to the left shows. My personal goal was to get this shindig to four digits, and I am starting to think that might actually be possible.

So, to encourage you wonderful folks to open your wallets a little wider, I […]

dragon leatherworks and soldiers’ angels

Despite having only announced my Soldiers’ Angels Fundraiser and Giveaway a week ago, and despite that week including a long holiday weekend, the gunblogger community has already donated $355 to that outstanding organization (you can keep up with the donations with the ticker near the top of the left column on my site).

However, it is now my distinct pleasure and honor to sweeten the pot a little more, by announcing a new prize […]

soldiers’ angels fundraiser and giveaway

This post will be sticky until the fundraiser concludes. Please scroll down for new posts.

[1900 10JAN12 Update: Changes/updates to this page since 2100 03JAN12 have been italicized.]

I knew announcing the Soldiers’ Angels Fundraiser and Giveaway the week before Thanksgiving was kind of a bad idea, but I wanted to get it out there and get the ball rolling, and now we are going to go back, go over the details, and pimp […]

moving to free america

Well, while WizardPC is moving out, it would appear as though Dragon Leatherworks is moving in… or, at least, moving nearby:

The family and I (wife and kids) are moving out of New York State. Its too expensive here…taxes are onerous, and the only places where the cost of a home approaches something that could be construed as reasonably affordable are so far from the population centers that pay on the highest scales, that […]

a talon for a lifetime

Courtesy of Sharp as a Marble, Marooned, and Weer’d World, we have this outstanding news regarding the Dragon Leatherworks Talon holster:

I’m going to go out on a limb here, based on what I see in interest in the Talon (by way of e-mail inquiries and actual sales that have come in) but I want you all to know, so that you could post updates on your reviews, that I’ve made the decision to […]

breaking your thumb’s condition

Despite having written somewhat prolifically on the topic, I have only ever carried two models of firearms in public – the Beretta M9 when I was standing quarterdeck watches in the Navy, and my current Walther PPS. While I was in the military, the condition at which I carried the firearm was dictated by my commanding officer and the limitations of the platform – for most of the time I carried in Condition Two, but […]

eventually, everything falls down

This, ladies and gentlepeople, is what happens to a 5.11 Stitched Leather Casual Belt after two years’ worth of every-other-day wearing:

As you can hopefully see, despite the difficulty in photographing it, the Permastiff insert inside the belt broke in two places, and has moved around inside the belt… The breaking was due to my using those two belt holes exclusively (one for IWB, one for OWB), and the repeated bend-out involved in […]

leather, metal, and wood

Well, since you all took my exhortation in entirely the wrong fashion, here is some gratuitous Dragon Leatherworks porn for you:

For those of you who have not been keeping up, Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks contacted me a little bit ago, and offered to create a holster in exchange for a little advertisement space. We went ’round and ’round about the design, had to get creative […]