My name is Nate, and I am the founder and head craftsman behind Lost Dutchman Leather.
I was born in Toledo, Ohio but have been living in Mesa, Arizona since 2017. Leathercraft started as a hobby for me as a young teen and I fell in love with it. I spent countless hours refining the techniques involved in the crafting process and in 2016, I opened an Etsy shop. People began buying my products, and I kept making, and here I am! We now have three on the LDL team and plan on continued growth.
I love what I do and am so thankful to those who supported what started as a hobby and grew into the business it is today.
We consider the crafting process to be the most important aspect of Lost Dutchman Leather.
Quality materials without careful and considerate craftsmanship will result in nothing more than a mediocre product. That's why we make everything by hand, including hand-stitiching. Sure, doing everything by hand can be time consuming, but we firmly believe it results in a superior product.
Our standard leather options are tanned by Wickett & Craig tannery, one of the oldest tanneries in the United States. Their full grain vegetable tanned leathers are renowened around the world.
We hand-stitch our products with Ritza "Tiger" thread, a braided polyester known for it's durability.
Customize your leather and thread options on our Made-to-Order items.
Frequently asked questions
Almost all of the goods offered in our shop are made to order. We have a current production lead time of about 4 weeks for made-to-order items with the exception of Quick-Ship products which ship in 7-10 days. Ready-to-Ship items ship within 48 hours. These lead times do not include shipping time.
We are not taking custom orders at this time.
We offer wholesale pricing for many of our products. Feel free to contact us for pricing.
Not all cowhides are created equal. We use leather from tanneries that for the most part tan their hides very consistently. That being said, because of the natural aspect of leather in general, and because the leather we use is Full Grain, there may be some variation between hides. We believe that's what makes it so beautiful!
To keep your goods in best shape, condition the leather about every few months, or when the leather starts feeling dry. I recommend Smith's Leather Balm.