Black Tobacco - The Hammer Swinger

Black Tobacco - The Hammer Swinger

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Similar in hand and finish to our rugged, oil finished Tobacco, this new apron feels  broken-in right out of the gate for a lifetime of comfort and protection from sparks, splinters, spills, errant flying what-not or whatever else have you.

This girl is a beast. Get ready. 


Main Panel: Chrome-tanned, oil-finished Black Tobacco
Thickness: 5-5.5oz whole hide leather 
Front pocket: Hand-dyed black
Back Pocket: Black 
D-tabs: Black
Hardware: Brass or Nickel

Length Options: Short version below.  

26" - 5'6" and below
28" - 5'7"-5'8"
30" - 5'9"-5'10"
32" - 5'11"-6'
34" - 6'1"-6'2"
36" - 6'3"-6'4"
38" - 6'5" and above
40" - For the really big kids

Please use this as a guide. If you want more coverage, go with the longer size. If you sport a large bay window or for some other reason require a bigger fit, go with the larger size.  

Long version over here

Strap options: 

  • X-Back: For an incredibly comfortable fit, choose the adjustable 1" harness-style straps with quick-release. 
  • Y-Back: Combines the comfort of the harness style straps with a sturdy, adjustable belt for a perfect, secure fit. We strongly endorse the Y-Back. 

Pocket Options: 

Streamlined Plain Front: This is the classic Calavera style... no muss, no fuss. Still, all aprons come with a standard-issue upper pocket for pens, pencils, small rulers and such. 
Lower Pocket (with or without flap): A traditional rectangular pocket style that hews tight to the main apron panel to prevent accumulation of dust and debris, with or without the inclusion of the optional upper flap. 
Paolini Pocket: Generously sized, side-entry pouch design prevents dust and debris from collecting, without the need for flaps. If we were going to rock the pocket, this would be our choice. Named after Gregory Paolini, who is a fantastic woodworker and teacher, as well as one of our favorite human beings. 
 

Tape Measure Clips and/or Towel Rings

Apron w/ Plain Front - See gallery for options.

Apron w/ Standard Pocket - Upper positioning matches gallery. Lower positioning will go to the lower front of the pocket. 

Apron w/ Paolini Pocket - Upper positioning will be on the front of the pocket, near the top. Lower positioning will be on the front of the pocket. See gallery for visual.

And if all that is way too confusing, just drop an email to michael@calaveratool.com and we'll walk you through it.

A note on oil-finished leather:
This leather starts out extremely soft, with an immediate broken-in feel and fit. Please be aware that oil-finished leather has the potential to stain light colored clothing due to it's varying, but high content of, well... oil. 

A note on caring for your work apron:
In the shop, we finish all our work aprons with Dr. Jackson's Conditioning Cream. A modest application will do good things to worn or dry areas. For hotter, dryer regions (or applications), we recommend modest doses of Fiebing's Aussie Leather Conditioner with Beeswax. Don't apply too much or it'll get a little sticky.

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