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This is the second
case completed by us. Once again this case
was not done for a customer. It is a
another collaboration between one of our master
leather artists and myself. On this one I
asked for a western style case with florals.
As you can see the motif is
basket weave and almost the entire surface is tooled with this
style. It is extremely difficult to tool a basketweave
pattern over such a large area and remain straight.
Looking at the detailed images below you will notice that the
lines are all as they should be - straight and tight - just as
if this case were made of woven reeds.
The florals are deep and
magnificent with just the right accents. In tooling of
this caliber it's the smallest details that make the difference.
Look carefully and you find many thoughtful and skilled touches
on this case that make it stand well out from the crowd of
western style tooling work.
Again, for the canvas I
chose to use the scallop pattern that has become the standard
for cue cases throughout the world. I first designed this
pattern in 1992. Although I am designing many new patterns
I chose to use this one because it is a challenge for tooling
artists to make designs that fit the pattern with close
tolerances. There really isn't much more to say about this
case other than it is a one of a kind and will not be repeated.
It is signed "John Barton 08-2007 1 of 1"
The case is a 2x4 for 2 butts
and 4 shafts. It is a fully lined tube case with all the
protective features that come with the tube cases I build.
Moisture resistant super soft liner that won't wear out, foam
rubber to protect against impact, industrial strength rivets at
the stress points, a heavy duty top latch, spring loaded tubes,
and durable pvc tubing. The leather is treated to resist
soiling and liquids.
It is for sale at this time, please
contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about
it. The price is $1050 and includes insured shipping to
any place on Earth that a truck can get to. Whether you
are interested in purchasing this case or just like to browse
fine work I thank you for visiting and spending some time with
Notice the depth of carving on this piece.
And that is the end of the
pictures for the Basketcase case. Thank you for
- John Barton