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.
I don't have a lot of photos of myself, it's not my style. So this one will have to do. My name is Robert Simspon, I am the owner and craftsman at Speakeasy Leather. I'm a published author, musician, outdoorsman, designer, landscape photographer, 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 equipemnt, and much more for the outdoor industry. Most of which are still in production and sold through other businesses today.
Feeling burned out, and like there was nothing left for me to do with the CanteenShop I closed my brick and mortar and sold the outoor business. The work just wasn't gratifying anymore. I wanted to go to the mountains or forest for fun and not because I was working. I wanted to design more, create more, and make something with my own hands that people would really appreciate. I had been doing leatherwork as a hobby since I was a kid, starting very young in my Great Grandfathers work shop. It was something that I truly loved doing. Being at a crossroads of sorts after closing the outdoor business I decided to do what I had always been passionate about, and I opened Speakeasy Leather.
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 privilage of doing something that I love and make a modest living from doing it. So when I say thank you for your order, and supporting Speakeasy Leather, it's not a line, for me it's a life well lived. Enjoy the site, and as always, thank you for your support.
Owner and Craftsman
Speakeasy Leather LLC