Custom Long-Range Shooting Bag


Beaver News #85 - January 14, 2019

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First off, Happy New Year and all the best for 2019!

We here at Beaver Mountain Works were closed over the holidays but that doesn't mean we were not busy. We finished off some major projects, one of them being this custom hand made long-range shooting bag.

The customer came to us with a bag that he owned. It held up for many years but now it desperately needed some repairs. At the same time, our customer was looking to get a new bag made, this time one that was custom to his wants and needs.

In this week's video, you see both, the original bag that we repaired as well as the new bag, custom hand-made by us.

By the way, if you haven't subscribed to our Youtube channel yet, we'd love it if you would do so. We would like to get to the magic number of 1,000 subscribers!
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Leather Knife Sheath – How to make a template


Beaver News #83 - December 10, 2018

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If you don't live close enough to come visit us at our shop but you'd still like to order a custom handmade knife sheath that fits your knife, you can send us a template. 

In this week's video, Mark shows you how to make the template, all you need is 

  • the knife you want a sheath for
  • a piece of cardboard (part of a cereal box works great) 
  • a pen

First, he talks about the pancake knife sheath and how to measure your knife to order one. Then at around minute 2:30 he shows you how to measure for a regular knife sheath. 

Watch the video below, and if you have any questions, please give us a shout, we'd love to hear from you. 

Embossing Leather


Beaver News #82 - November 26, 2018

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This week we are talking about embossing on leather. 

Embossing stamps personalizes your items and gear. We have an assortment of different stamps available to choose from including

  • letters and numbers in several sizes (1/2", 3/4", 1"), 
  • Native designs,
  • 3D stamps like black bear, grizzly bear, horse etc, 
  • Military, Coast Guard, Marine etc
  • Flags
  • Graham Howard Designs (R.I.P. my friend)

We can do the embossing manually or with our press. Depending on what colour the item with the embossing has we highlight it or not and we can also highlight it in gold or silver. 

Check out the video below to see how we do it. 

No-drill butt wrap with sling for lever action


Beaver News #81 - November 5, 2018

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This week’s project is a non-invasive butt wrap that we manufactured for one of our clients. If you don’t want to drill into your stock and put a stud in, this solution is for you.

We put the stud onto the butt wrap and in addition, the butt wrap is laced. We could have done it with snaps but we prefer to do something that is practical and snaps can break down in the bush, ties not so much.

Instead of initials this butt wrap, and the sling as well, feature one of our beautiful stamps, this one is a grizzly bear in silver on black.

Check out this video and start dreaming of how you could pimp up your rifle. Remember:


Gun Belt: order the correct size


Beaver News #80 – October 8, 2018


This week we are going to talk about how to order the correct size for your gun belt or regular belt.

We’ve gotten a few questions about that and every once in a while we get a customer who ordered the wrong size.

The rule of thumb is:

What ever your pant size is, add 2″ for a regular belt and 4″ for a gun belt.

But there is more to this, and so Mark explains in this video what to take into consideration so you have a better understanding when you order a belt from us.

Colt 1911 Soft Air Gun Leather Holsters


Beaver News #79 - September 24, 2018

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This week we talk about leather holsters for the Colt 1911, first a standard, general purpose holster, not lined and not fitted.  

The second holster is high-end, lined and form fitted to the gun. It's from the Western Series and fits within the wild bunch :-). It gives you the look of the early nineteen hundreds before the military holsters came out. 

Just what the competition shooter wants! Check out this weeks video: 

Holster Shoulder Rig for Chiappa Alaskan Scout Takedown


Beaver News #78 - September 10, 2018

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We continue talking about shoulder rigs this week, this customer came to us and said,

"I love your shoulder rig, but I bought one of those Chiappa Scout with the full-length stock and the short barrel. I'd love to have a holster for it when I go out in the bush."

He also didn't just want the standard holster but the lined version and in addition, he has a scope on the rifle that he wanted a cover for so when he is walking in the bush it's not filling up with leaves and dirt.

Quite a special set-up that requires a lot of customization, so check out in this weeks video how Mark built this holster shoulder rig. 

Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig for Prospecting


Beaver News #77 – August 28, 2018

This week Mark talks again about the Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig and he’d like to inspire you to go prospecting, looking for some gold, or just go outdoors in general.

Now, imagine you were out there in the creek prospecting and you needed to move around. If you have your rig on the side of your hips it is in the way, but not with a shoulder rig.

You can do your shoveling, you have the use of your legs without restriction, you can bend down, and you also can open up the tie if you need to.

With a shoulder rig, you can function in the bush and still be ready at all times if that bear, cougar or even Wolverine comes at you.

The Mare’s Leg Shoulder Rig is for every outdoor enthusiast. It is fully adjustable to fit you in all weather conditions, whether you are just wearing a t-shirt, a sweater or if you are wearing a warm winter jacket.

There are also several attachments available, so you can use the holster on your belt or even on your saddle.

Check it all out in this week’s video:

A Custom Hand-Made Motorbike Bag


Beaver News #76 – August 13, 2018

We hope you are having a great summer. We sure do 🙂 

The Beaver News was on summer break for 5 weeks, have you missed us? We are back sharing again videos about the products we manufacture.

This week it’s a custom hand-made Motorbike Bag for an Indian Motorcycle. 

Our client had built a special rack to be mounted on the back of his bike and then asked us to create a bag that fits that rack. He had a vision and a dream – and we manufactured a great looking and practical bag (if we dare to say so ourselves). 

Check it out: 


Celebrations and a quick hand sewing tip


Beaver News #75 – July 2, 2018

We hope all our Canadian friends had a great Canada Day weekend and we wish our American friends a Happy 4th of July coming up this week. 

Here at Beaver Mountain Works, we slow down a bit for the summer:
We will be closed from July 7 – July 22, 2018. 

We still have a short video for you this week, it’s a quick sewing tip for when you are hand sewing leather with one needle.

Watch the video here:

Pimp up your Motorbike Seat


Beaver News #74 – June 18, 2018

Let’s change gears! We are not just making Mare’s Leg Holsters, cowboy action or living history gear, hunting & fishing attire, belts, briefcases, or guitar straps…


This client did not just come to us with a damaged motorbike seat to be repaired but with a dream: She wanted the seat to match her ride. 

To watch how her with carved roses pimped up seat turned out click on the photo below. 

Mare’s Leg Holster to carry on your saddle



Beaver News #73 – May 21, 2018

One of the neat things we do with the Mare’s Leg Holster is, that it’s very versatile and you can use it for different disciplines.

You’ve seen it standard coming off of your hip, off a belt, like these ones:

and you’ve seen it also as a shoulder rig unit here.

Now we have one more option for you to choose from 🙂 : 

A customer of ours wanted to use the Mare’s Leg Holster on a saddle. So we made an attachment for the holster that you can put over the horn of your western saddle, either on the left side or the right side.

In addition to this you can also get a belt loop unit, so you can take the holster off the saddle attachment and lace it onto the belt loop unit yourself. 

To watch click on the photo below.