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At Adonis Handmade Leather Goods
We’re committed to offering quality products, and unparalleled service. 

I am an engineer working in information security as an Ethical Hacker. Making leather is a passion that I have developed. 

As a hobby, I shoot slingshots and I create Handmade Leather Goods. In 2010 I decided I wanted to try leatherwork, so in Mars of that year, I ordered my first leather and tools and began to teach myself the craft. Once I started in leatherwork I loved it and spent a lot of time learning, practicing, and improving. I started with a wallet then knife sheaths and small accessories but quickly branched out into a wider variety of items. 
I wanted to create well-made leather items, not something cheap. So I did put a lot of time and effort into practicing and improving my leatherwork. I do all my leather work by hand the old way. I don't use machinery, all my leather tools are hand tools. I still have lots to learn and am always trying to improve my existing skills as well as learn new ones.
I have slowly turned my hobby into a business and am now a semi-professional leatherworker. My main job is in Information security, so the leather is done on a part-time basis.

The most I really enjoy about leather is:

  • The way it looks for me is completely different from the way it looks for you a year or years from now

  • Take a wallet, a belt, or a bag, how we use it affects the way it looks and the way it feels in the future

  • The leather may come from the exact same hide, it may come from the exact same tannery, and it's the user that really determines the output and how it looks in the future.

  • Every scratch, every dent, every scuff you have in your leather over the next 20 years using that wallet that book cover, or that belt, tells a story.

  • You look back at that wallet, that book cover, that belt and you handed it over to your kids one day, you say I remember when scuff happened, I remember when that coffee mug made that stain on that book cover. I mean that's what leather is all about. It tells a story a very unique and personal story based on the user.

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