Sheridan in Spring    -   Sold  -  Price  Ask

This is the first case completed by us that we are allowed to show you.  This case was not done for a customer.  It is a collaborative effort between one of our master leather artists and myself.  I wanted to see what a case would look like if almost every surface were tooled in a Sheridan carving style.  Sheridan carving was made famous by Don King of Sheridan Wyoming.  He developed the style of doing deep reliefs that made his flowers stand out and appear alive.  You can find out more about him here - Don King - Western Saddle Maker

JB Cases Sheridan in Spring

Now, the highest art of leather tooling is the Sheridan style.  When a carver has mastered that technique then they join a select group of artisans.  In our shop we have three such toolers, each with their own interpretations.  For such cases as the Sheridan in Spring we allow 100% freedom to the artist to determine the resulting piece.

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 with Peter Hackbarth in Germany.  Peter went on to make his versions in Turkey and I applied it to my existing Instroke interior and the marriage became an instant classic.  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 to inquire about it.  The price is $1250 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 us.

And that is the end of the pictures for the Spring in Sheridan case. Thank you for looking.

- John Barton