Nick Offerman, who is probably most recognized as the character Ron Swanson from the show Parks & Recreation recently did an interview on Hot Ones. Whether or not you're a fan of his acting, its worth noting that he is also quite the woodworker and craftsman. During the interview, he was asked about his views on getting pizza delivered by drone, which leads to a great section about his views on industrial consumerism:
Now it's fair to say we aren't woodworkers here at Anvil Customs, but the sentiment he speaks about says volumes about the nature of what we do with leather here at our shop. Knowing your tools and materials, making stuff with your hands, and doing it to make something that will last a long, long time are all fundamental facets of the leatherwork we do. Our wallets, belts, and various other products are crafted with care so that while you might spend more on one made by us, you're not going to have to buy a new one in a year or two because it wore out... but you might want to just because of how awesome they are. Now we ham it up on social media sure, because we get to have a great time doing what we love to do, but make no mistake we have some real tenets we live and work by here at Anvil Customs:
We have a lifetime warranty because we know how tough our products are, and we stand behind that.
We take our time and give each product the attention to detail it deserves.
We do our best to make use of every square inch of hide because it's not only better for the environment, but it's also just good business practice.
Our focus is on quality over quantity. When you purchase something from us you're buying from a small business, not a giant factory that pumps out thousands of crap products a month.
Our customers mean the world to us. That's why we formed the Anvil Crew, to bring like-minded people together behind our brand. Customer service, communication, and a sincere wish for you to be happy with your purchase are always at the top of our minds.
One of the things we're always trying to do is to keep folks up to date on the upcoming selection of exotic leathers. This allows you to tell us exactly what type of wallet you want to purchase and means that we have very little waste when we sell as much of a hide as possible. If you want to get in on the first/best parts of a hide it pays to pay attention to our social media. Below you'll see a rundown of our current upcoming batch of alligator hides for wallets. If you would like a specific wallet from any of these hides be sure to contact us and let us know, so we can get you invoiced and on the docket to be crafted.
It's official, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to the Super Bowl this year! Much to our chagrin the Bucs have home field advantage for the first time in NFL history but we have faith in our boys to get the job done. Ultimately we suspect it'll be an intense game!
To celebrate we're having a contest! The winner will get a whopping$250 Gift Cardto our store! All you have to do is predict the winner, and guess the final score(for tie-breakers). We're obviously pretty stoked to see our Chiefs headed to the big game!
The Forging and Casting fundraiser is live! If you head to that page you'll find a place where you can support/donate towards our goal. We're aiming to get a few new machines this year that will improve the quality of the metal studio. Namely, we're looking at getting a 3D Printer and a Vacuum Sealed Casting Machine. Each of these machines will enable us to more efficiently craft specialized hardware. Currently the forged belt buckles take an exorbitant amount of time to craft, and you can see that reflected in what I have to charge for the belts in order to turn some sort of profit. That being said, when you're a very small team its in everyone's best interest to make things as efficient as possible on the production side of things. Luckily we live in an era where technology makes it much more viable for a small team like ours to make a large selection of items, provided you can afford to purchase said technology. It's a big investment for a small business...