Lawrence Leather | Custom Leather Belts, Holsters, Saddles & Harnesses
With a wide variety of choices and manufacturers, Lawrence leather has been providing
cowboys with high quality products for over 150 years.
If you are fortunate enough to own one of their products, you know the high
quality craftsmanship used to hand make their leather items.
It all started back in 1857, when Samuel Sherlock opened a store selling leather items.
Using only the finest leather, Sherlock made and sold gun belts, gun holsters, saddles and
harnesses. After Sherlock died in 1876, his brother-in-law, George Lawrence, took over the company. By 1893, Lawrence had bought and incorporated the
business as The George Lawrence Company.
The George Lawrence Company became known as "Lawrence Leather". They eventually added
hunting and fishing items to their product list. Gould & Goodrich Leather, Inc. bought them out in 1989 and
continued to make high quality Lawrence leather products for many years after.
Although the Lawrence Company made many fine crafted items, they are known for
making world class gun belts and holsters. These were worn by almost all the greatest cowboys
and most have stood the test of time and can be purchased second hand through online outlets such as
Ebay.com. Here are the top 8 most popular models of holsters and belts.
1. "Keith" Holster No. 120 - The Keith
Holster was designed by world renowned handgun specialist, Elmer Keith. It is a low cut design that hangs slightly
forward. This belt is designed for barrels that are 4" or longer.
2. "Sidewinder" No. 121 - The Sidewinder
is a durable holster made for guns with barrels longer than 4". Guns points backwards and away from the body with a
reinforced belt loop.
3. "Plainsman" Holster No. 122 - The
"Plainsman" has a traditional western look. The rear site is exposed and you can see the cutaway trigger. Revolvers
4" and longer and most medium sized automatics will fit in this holster.
4. "Peacemaker" No. 130 - This classic, vaquero
style holster has been made fine tuned for over 150 years. It has a forward pitch, which makes it an ideal holster
for someone who wants a fast, easy draw. It fits against the thigh with a comfortable design.
5. "Buscadero" Holster & Belt No. 211 - Lawrence Leather's premier belt, made in a classic western style. Made for carrying two revolvers, one on
each side. Comes with leg guards made from high quality leather.
6. "Gunslinger" Holster & Belt No. 77 - The Gunslinger is a perfect belt & holster for a fast gun. The gun butt is pitched forward for a
lightening fast grip. The belt is 2 1/2" wide and has two cuts in order to fit two revolvers.
7. "Gunfighter" Holster & Belt No. 78 - For true gun fighters who only want the lowest hang of their gun. This design is for fast drawing your
revolver. It has a reinforced cylinder for to help with rotation.
8. "Gunslinger 2" Holster & Belt No. 79 -
Just like the gunfighter holster and belt, the Gunslinger belt has a low hang design,
with reinforced holster. It is designed to allow two guns, and has a contour cut that hangs below the
Sadly, the Lawrence Leather Company hasn't produced leather holsters for several years, but many of the models
listed above can be found online. Stay tuned for more updates, and I will have a list sites that I recommend
purchasing them from.