Welcome to my Etsy shop! I am a skilled leathersmith located in Knoxville, Tennessee. I have been a custom leather worker for over 25 years and in business since 1998. I specialize in handcrafted heirloom quality leather goods using the best materials I can find.
I believe that tradition, honesty, respect, and inclusiveness are values we all share. I strive to live those values every day and have them show through in my work.
I am frequently asked who my “target customer” is and the answer is simple: It’s YOU! I pride myself on offering a diverse set of products and services to the widest group of clients possible. I specialize in not specializing. My “niche” is providing quality and hand craftsmanship while meeting your individual needs.
I welcome you to browse my shop and contact me with any ideas or questions you may have.
Thanks for looking!
You can pay using the options available Etsy's direct checkout. Sales tax will be collected as required by law.
PLEASE NOTE (Updated April 20, 2020): I am still taking orders during the COVID-19 period, but orders will very likely be delayed. I am experiencing significant delays receiving material from my suppliers and shipping to customers is taking much longer than usual. I have seen packages take almost as much as two weeks to arrive at their destination. Please be patient during this period as I am doing the best I can under the circumstances.
Pre-made items will ship within 1-2 days. Custom made-to-order items are typically ready in 2-4 weeks. Most items include FREE standard shipping in the United Sates through USPS. If you prefer a different shipping method please contact me for a quote. I will charge the actual cost of shipping.
International shipping is available. Please contact me for a quote.
I generally complete orders in the order they are received, but if you’re anything like me, sometimes you can be a last-minute shopper. If you need an item by a specific date, please let me know and I will do my best to meet your deadline.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
It is a real disappointment when a product doesn’t meet your expectations and a real frustration when a seller doesn’t stand behind what they sell. Integrity is the cornerstone of my business and with Keeton Custom Leather, you get my 30-day “No Questions Asked” return policy. If the product you receive doesn’t meet your expectations, just let me know. I am happy to provide an exchange or refund.
If you have a problem with your order after that 30 day period, I am still here to provide service for your purchase. Please contact me with your concerns and I will do my best to solve the problem to your satisfaction. I’m here for the long haul and want you to be totally confident in your purchase.
And remember this, when you need leather goods or repairs, “The K Can Do It!”
I am a custom leathersmith and I love doing one-of-a-kind projects. If you are looking for a unique piece, feel free to contact me for a quote.
I am fiercely inclusive and judgement-free in my personal and business affairs. This means I will not do custom work that incorporates racist, sexist, and/or anti-LGBTQ themes. If you’re in doubt whether your design idea is in conflict with this policy, please contact me and I’ll provide you feedback.
I respect your identity and your privacy. I will only use your personal information for the purpose of completing and shipping your order.
I specialize in doing custom leather work. Whether you’re looking for a simple adjustment to a standard design or looking for a unique one-of-a-kind piece, Keeton Custom Leather is your go-to source for heirloom quality leather goods.
Most items can be personalized with a name or initials, and I can also do hand-tooled designs.
Product availability is not limited to the options posted in my shop. If you have an idea for a leather and/or canvas item, chances are that I can make it happen.
I can also do repair work on many types of leather goods.
When you think about handcrafted leather goods, think about Keeton Custom Leather. And remember: “The K Can Do It!”
Proper care for your leather goods will maximize the useful life of your items. Periodically condition your leather goods with a product that is designed for leather. Shep’s brand neatsfoot oil, Lexol, and my own “Dr. Rob’s Leather Balm” are my favorites.
If you get your leather item wet, be sure to allow it to dry naturally. Avoid using artificial heat sources because they can unnecessarily dry out the leather. Never ever try to dry your leather items in a microwave. You’ll cook it. Don’t ask how I know this. Just trust me. Once your item has dried, apply some oil or conditioner to replenish the oils in the leather.
Use just enough to moisturize the leather, not saturate it. Think about it like you would applying lotion to your skin.
I package most of items in a brown paper wrapping that hides the contents. I choose to use paper because it’s more eco-friendly than plastic and it doesn’t trap moisture, which could be left in the leather from the crafting process.
I do not currently provide unique gift wrapping as a standard option, but it may be an option I can add if the interest is there. Feel free to contact me with your requests.
I have the ability to small scale production work and would be happy to discuss opportunities for resale and/or corporate gifts. Please contact me with the details.