Boge was so taken with Jeff's Simply Rugged
Crocodile holster that he immediately ordered one to fit his
newly-acquired Navy Arms Schofield "Wells Fargo"
model. The holster he chose was a full-flap "Flap
Jack" holster; the "Flap Jack" is cool and
versatile, as are all Rob Leahy's designs - the flap can be
unsnapped (like a conventional flap holster), it can flip out of
the way for the draw, or it can be easily removed and worn
without the flap.
Simply Rugged crocodile-skin
"Flap Jack" holster for Boge's 5" Navy
Arms Schofield revolver.
I have been using high quality holsters from
Simply Rugged Leather for several years now. I first discovered
the work of Rob Leahy back in 2004, when Rob ran a one-man shop
in Alaska. Since that time, the quality, beauty, and fair prices
of Simply Rugged Leather has become widely known, and Rob now
runs his shop in Arizona, with several good leather craftsmen
under his guidance. I have a few of Robís holsters, and find
them all to be practical and well-built, made of top-quality
materials and expertly crafted. Most have little tooling, but
all are well-finished and carry the handguns well, offering good
protection, retention, and comfort.
Until now, most of Robís holsters were
built out of heavy duty cowhide, with the occasional holster
from alligator or sharkskin, but now Rob has found a good supply
of beautiful crocodile leather, and the quality, toughness, and
beauty of this stuff makes for a great-looking and practical
holster. For the beauty, I will let the pictures speak to that,
but the croc holsters are as rugged and durable as those made of
bovine leather, if not more so. A crocodile lives a tough life,
and if this material can take care of a 2000 pound twenty-foot
crawling, swimming, fighting, eating machine, it can certainly
keep my sidearm well-protected.
Like all Simply Rugged holsters, these croc
skin holsters are hand-crafted, one at a time, custom built for
your handgun. To order, go to www.simplyrugged.com,
or give them a call at 928-227-0432.
With the addition of the crocodile skin
holsters to their line, maybe Simply Rugged might consider a
name-change to Simply Beautiful!