About Fire Dog Leather
Fire Dog Leatherworks LLC is a small, firefighter owned business that offers durable, leather equipment designed to make emergency responders' lives easier. Every item is handcrafted in the USA, using thick, full-grain leather. While our standard products are geared towards Firefighters, we produce a number of custom items for first responders and other professions on request. We produce leather goods on contract for several industries.
The creation of every item starts with high quality materials. The leather we use is premium latigo or tooling leather depending on the item. It's sourced from North American cattle and tanned in Pennsylvania. The latigo is drum-dyed and hot-dipped with oils and tallow which make it weather resistant and flexible. If offers a perfect balance of durability and visual appeal.
Excellence is in the details and each aspect of the leatherworking process is performed in accordance with best practices. All edges are sanded, dyed, burnished, and sealed. High stress joints are securely stitched. All hardware is nickel-plated steel, stainless steel or brass to resist rust and we only use DOT Durable brand snaps for our projects unless otherwise specified. Finally, all items are rubbed with Skidmore's Leather Cream and Waterproofer and/or sealed with a moisture-resistant finish once complete.
Our belief is that leather equipment should be tough, weather-resistant, and traditionally styled. We want our items to wear-in with the character that comes from hard work. Our goal with each item is to produce utilitarian good looks and functional equipment which you can hand down to your children after a long career.