There’s nothing like the smell of fresh leather products and none better looking than the holsters coming from Savoy Leather.
Based in Weleetka, OK, Savoy Leather is at once big enough to churn out significant volumes of work, but small enough to remain a mom-and-pop-style hand-made leather shop with custom options. Though you can order either IWB or OWB holsters, the bread-and-butter product is the combo rig. These come with a roughly 15-degree forward cant and are available in either right- or left-handed models for most any gun. My holster is the combo model with DTOM 1776 Patriot artwork, which comes at a price of $179.99 fully loaded with the hand-colors, or $119.99 in standard coloring.
Savoy will build a holster for pretty much any handgun you can imagine, and for a few bucks extra, they’ll add a magazine slot as well. If you follow the company on social media, you’ll see they often solicit ideas for artwork or ask for suggestions on new products, which lead to the recent development of their Snuff Can. Buyers can even request custom artwork. Savoy is not only holsters, but all things leather, including slings, belts, and all styles of wallets. Though the lead time on custom work is 8-12 weeks, many popular designs are in stock, and even if they’re not, trust me, they’re worth the wait. And odds are good if you contact the company or visit a trade show, you’ll be talking to the owner, Jeremiah Savoy.
The best part? Savoy’s products are American-made and every component in their craft, from the heavy leather to the stitching to the dyes are American products. You can’t help but a get a deeply patriotic sense shopping with these proud working folks.
All that talk about looks and quality of the holsters, but we’ve forgotten the best part: the holsters are comfortable and practical performers. They’re hand molded to your gun of choice and fit securely. Not only do I like the rig for everyday IWB carry, but I opt to carry OWB when I hunt, keeping my backup gun at the ready in rough country. Give Savoy a look, and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.