I have been working with Alicia & John for nearly 10 years now as they have brought my knife designs to life. Not only are they artisans when it comes to knife making, but they are good people running a great family business. You want custom work, or just something sharp, click the photo and give their shop a visit.
My name is Robert Simpson, I am the owner and craftsman at Speakeasy Leather. I'm a published author, musician, outdoors man, designer, teacher, student, and minimalist. For 10 years I taught and trained in the Bushcraft community all over the United States as the Owner of CanteenShop.com. I designed knives, tools, cooking and camping equipment, and much more for the outdoor industry. Most of which are still in production and sold through other businesses today.
I left the outdoor industry is 2017, the work didn't feel gratifying anymore. I was burned out, and felt like there was nothing left for me to do with the CanteenShop. One day I sold it all, closed my brick and mortar. and walked away. I wanted to design more, create more, and make something with my own hands that people would really appreciate. I had been doing leather-work as a hobby since I was a kid in my Great Grandfathers work shop. It was something that I truly loved doing. Being at a crossroads of sorts I started developing Speakeasy Leather.
I'm telling you this because when you purchase a wallet, knife slip, key fob, etc, something that I made specifically for you when you ordered it, it's not just a sale. You are giving me the opportunity and privilege to do something that I love and make a modest living at it. So when I say thank you for your order, and for supporting Speakeasy Leather it's not a line, for me it's being grateful for a life well lived. Enjoy the site, and as always, thank you for your support.
Owner and Craftsman
Speakeasy Leather LLC