Purchase a Camacho Leather Design Baton Case

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Materials:


Exterior

Made of full-grain vegetable-tanned leather. Leather that is just
as it was when taken off the animal. Only the hair has
been removed and the grain (or epidermis) is left on. It is not
uncommon for this leather to show branding markings, mosquito
bites and scratches. This gives your case character and the
mark of an item that is like no other in the world.

Interior

Made of split-suede. This leather is considered
high quality and creates a beautiful, soft interior
that will protect your baton in style.

Full Grain Leather Facts

The image above shows how a cow skin is broken up. Full Grain leather
is the toughest leather that you can possibly use. Since the epidermis
of the skin is left intact, it is common to see branding
markings and mosquito bite markings on the hide. I always
make a conscience decision on the section I choose to make your CLD baton case,
so rest assured that markings will be minimal.

A lot of common leather items use top grain leather.
This leather is sanded down, which leaves you with
a perfect look, but the strength of the leather
is compromised. Beware of bonded leather, these generally tend to be leather
fibers glued or bonded together!


Thread

I use 4 oz. Tejas nylon thread, for maximum strength and durability.
This thread is thick, long lasting, and adds a nice
pop of color and style to your case.

Craftsmanship:

Saddle Stitch

CLD cases are hand sewn using the saddle stitch technique.
Its considered the most durable stitch. If a stitch snaps

it can be repaired fairly easily. Each hole is manually punched. 
If you have ever had a stitch 
completely fall apart on you or disassemble, its because
a machine was used to stitch said item. Check out
the following image...if you look carefully at the
colored threads, you'll see the saddle stitched method
has the threads crossing form one side to the other. The machine
stitched image shows how the top and bottom threads
stay on their perspective sides.

Machine Stitching Explanation


Personalization

Your case can be customized with up to 4 initials that are
carefully created before the dying process ever begins.


Interior Pencil Pocket Styles

There are two styles of cases that place the pencil pocket in the interior
of the case. This adds more stitching to the case which
adds a little more style and uniqueness. This is where the "Berlin"
and "Singapore" models come into play. They were named
in honor of the cities these cases ended up traveling to. 
The "Berlin" style case is pictured above.

External Pencil Pocket

This pencil pocket keeps another very important tool for all
musicians at the ready. This piece is wet formed and stitched
on to the case. It adds another layer of protection to the
tips of your batons, just an added bonus, but not necessary.



Edges

All edges of your case are finished using the leather 
craftsman technique of burnishing. After burnishing, I apply
an edge-kote which seals up and cleans up the edges
of your case. Detail work that is
sometimes avoided by craftsmen to save time.


Custom Artwork (Carving)

Sometimes we need something more unique for ourselves.
 If you need larger initials carved into the front panel of
your case, or you want an image carved into your
case, we can make it happen. Usually, several emails
back and forth will get the job done!