Hand-Dyed Walnut Bison - Just So Right

Hand-Dyed Walnut Bison - Just So Right

Regular price $0.00 $240.00 Pre-Order Pricing

Status: Lead time for shipment on all sizes models currently running 10-12 days.  35" and 37" models now available for order. 

If you want those fancy lower pockets... it's gonna take a little longer still, but no more than an extra week or so, I swear to it. They're harder than they look!

This one's pretty special, I'm just even not gonna lie about it. We've taken a fresh round of that gorgeous, feels-broken-in-out-of-the-gate bison and figured out how to make it even awesomer with our patented hand-dying technique. It seems we can't make these fast enough though, so get on the list now if you want it soon! 

Full disclosure: the hand-dying process does dry this one out just ever so slightly, so it doesn't start quiiite as soft as the regular bison... but still quite a bit softer than the veg-tan walnut, ain't no doubt about it.  


We like to take a few liberties with our Walnut Work Aprons, so you can expect that no two are the same and that yours will start off with a character very much its own. Some are darker, some are lighter and some even feature the hide's original brand (those are our favorites) or scars from pesky varmints or barbed-wire. They are designed for an easy break-in for many years of comfortable wear. 

Color: Deep Brown - Walnut (shades vary)
Hardware:  Nickel
Length Options:  30", 33", 35" (Tall, XL, XXL) 
(not to worry, the 30" works great on just about everyone up to around 6ft, not just the really tall folk)

More on sizing 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. 

What you should expect 
At Calavera Tool Works, we take great pride in our work aprons, designed for those who work with their hands to make a living. They are, as some might say, a labor of love. And though great care goes into the handcrafting of each work apron, we will always err on the side of leaving a brand, blemish, scratch or other imperfection in the finished product rather than waste even a small amount of such a precious material. It is our belief that these aprons are meant to be used, and that these imperfections will enhance the character of what we expect to be one of your favorite investments ever.

But if for some reason you are in any way disappointed with the appearance or finish of your apron, we welcome you to return it for a full refund. We'll find it a good home, promise. 

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 things may get a little sticky.