Black Hills Leather - Handcrafted in the USA Since 1973

Work of Art

Rudy Lozano "El Maestro" (The  Master ) has been a holster maker all of his life. Rudy is now offering an exclusive handcrafted custom leather line. These one of a kind western gun holsters, concealed gun holsters, and leather for the professionals ( Law Enforcement ) are unique creations for the avid leather collector.

Rudy Lozano's Black Hills Leather holsters are handcrafted like no others are today. Rudy's lifetime experience with leather sets his apart from all the rest. His experience goes into each and every treasured piece of art. These leather items are handcrafted the old-fashioned way, one-at-a-time by leather master Rudy  himself. These leather items bring back a revival of the turn-of-the-century style of excellent craftsmanship. Rudy Lozano holsters are an authentic work of art . The price you pay for any handcrafted product is based on the quality of the workmanship, materials, and design. However, the most important thing to keep in mind when ordering a leather item from Rudy's line is the reputation of his exquisite craftsmanship. All of his creations are handcrafted from premium quality full-grain cowhide, fully leather lined and saddle stitched. He uses only the most top quality custom-made hardware. Rudy then hand finishes the leather with the finest oils, waxes and leather dressings. So look no further for you finest leather needs... Rudy Lozano's Exquisite Leather Creations. 

 

Rudy Lozano
Owner and Master Craftsman for Black Hills Leather

 

Design

design

Designs begin as a drawing in a leather where they are patterned with the highest level of precision. Each and every detail is carefully considered. Once the initial pattern is complete, the first prototype is created by hand. The prototyping process is known to take days, with each revision being more structurally and aesthetically sound than the last. Finally, samples are created from several material options and only then is the design either rejected or approved for production.


Cutting & Detail

Cutting

 

Detail

Each holster is completely handmade and  hancut with the utmost care and precise locking fit for the specific gun it's cut for.

 

Machine

Machine 

The Clicker is the leather cutting machine used to produce exact dimensions for some pieces. We use the machine to assure that no matter how many pieces you cut, they are all the same  size.

 

Tooling

Tooling

 Tooling

 

Rudy Lozano Leather Gear have been renowned for their great perfomance, quality and function. For over 40 years Rudy has been handcrafting and creating timeless work of art. All of our leather holsters can be custom engraved to create a personal masterpiece. With the application of precious metals, and the art of hand embellishment, results in a one-of-a-kind piece that reflects not only the skill and vision of the master engraver, but  also the artistic expression of the owner. Only Rudy Lozano can provide the added value of authenticity direct from the manufacturer.

 

Measure

Measure 

Every holster is measure to be stamp at a exact dimension.

 

Sewing

Sewing 

The Stiching in our products is the highest quality thread, stiched with the finest sewing machines available. Every start and stop point is double lock-stiched for added strengh and durability.

 

Conchos

Conchos

Hand engraved Sterling Silver conchos, and your choice of sterling silver buckles, German Silver or Nickle Conchos.

 

Cutting

Test

Designs begin as a drawing in a leather where they are patterned with the highest level of precision. Each and every detail is carefully considered. Once the initial pattern is complete, the first prototype is created by hand. The prototyping process is known to take days, with each revision being more structurally and aesthetically sound than the last. Finally, samples are created from several material options and only then is the design either rejected or approved for production.

 

Hand Bone

ensamble

testing bullets

How Rudy hand boned every holster for a perfect  fit.