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Calavera Tool Works

Bison Handcrafted Leather Apron

$ 175.00

Handcrafted Leather Aprons made in Charleston, SC by Calavera Tool Works


The Bison

In a word, the ultra-soft yet incredibly durable American Bison work apron is, well... glorious. In terms of color, these aprons will range from a warm sand, almost khaki appearance to a slightly more buttery color... imagine the sawdust under your table after cutting a piece of yellow pine. 

These wild buffalo hides come to us with more holes, abrasions and barbed-wire scars than all the others combined, so we're pretty lucky to get 2 clean aprons out of a full hide (compared to 3-4 for the others). Some are lighter, some are darker, some feature the hide's original brand (those are our favorites), and most will have at least a few scars due to their wild origin. They're still amazing... we just want to be sure you know what you're getting. 

Bison Work Apron Video 


Color: Warm Sand (shades vary)
Hardware: Nickel
Length Options:
 26", 28", 30", 33" (Small, Regular, Tall, XL)
More on sizing over here

Strap options: 

Features 3 hard-wearing, adjustable strap options made from the toughest bridle leather we could find.

  • Neck Strap: Adjustable 3/4" neck strap with adjustable, quick-release 1" belt 
  • X-Back: For an incredibly comfortable fit, choose these adjustable 1" harness-style straps with quick-release. 
  • Y-Back: Combines the comfort of the X-Back straps with a sturdy, adjustable belt for a perfect, secure fit. 

What you should expect
At Calavera Tool Works, we take great pride in our work aprons, designed for those who work with their hands to make a living. They are, as some might say, a labor of love. And though great care goes into the handcrafting of each work apron, we will always err on the side of leaving a brand, blemish, scratch or other imperfection in the finished product rather than waste even a small amount of such a precious material. It is our belief that these aprons are meant to be used, and that these imperfections will enhance the character of what we expect to be one of your favorite investments ever.

But if for some reason you are in any way disappointed with the appearance or finish of your apron, we welcome you to return it for a full refund. We'll find it a good home, promise. 

A note on caring for your work apron:
In the shop, we finish all our work aprons with Dr. Jackson's Conditioning Cream. A modest application will do good things to worn or dry areas. For hotter, dryer regions (or applications), we recommend modest doses (very modest doses on the Bison) of Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner with Beeswax. Don't apply too much or things will get sticky.

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