Black Betty - Ready to Rock

Black Betty - Ready to Rock

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Black Betty

Oh yeah.... Betty's paddling out. And like Bodhi, she's not coming back. 

We are down to our last few Black Betties, good people. And though we try to send out only the cleanest, most perfect product in every instance, those few that remain are likely to feature one more stretch mark than normal or a small patch where the finish is slightly uneven.

These very slight, natural imperfections are inherent to the Bison hides and will in no way impact the performance of the apron over the long haul. Still, I want to be sure we're all clear on what we're working with here. 

About the Goods

In short, these babies are just as sweet in person as they are in the pics. Nothing short of super freaking cool. Oh, and I've only got enough green for a handful of aprons, in case that's your jam. Consider this one a "while supplies last" kind of situation. 

Main Panel: Hand-dyed Black Bison 
Thickness: 4-4.5oz whole hide leather 
Front pocket: Hand-Dyed Black
Back Pocket: You've got options
D-tabs: Black
Straps: Black

Hardware: Nickel, Vintage Brass
Length Options: Short version below.  

26" - 5'6" and below
28" - 5'7"-5'8"
30" - 5'9"-5'10"

Larger sizes currently sold out. 

Long version over here 

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. 

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. 

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 and lower positioning will be on the front of the pocket. See gallery for some visuals.
And if all that is way too confusing, just drop an email to and we'll walk you through it.  

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.