Located in the countryside of rural Appalachian Ohio, Tick Ridge Artworks offers locally-handmade and custom leatherwork to a larger internet community.

All Tick Ridge Artworks leather goods can be custom ordered in special sizes or finishes.  The custom nature of our work means that we will usually need to converse, by phone or internet, about the specifics of your order, rather than simply ship you something from a warehouse.  Of course, that can take a little time and is why Tick Ridge Artworks is no conventional internet store.

We are prepared to accept your order via our handy form (in work), via the internet, or by phone.  We will then contact you with an estimated time for delivery and total cost, including shipping.  When your order is ready, we will again contact you to finalize your sale.  We have Paypal, Square, and Venmo available for credit card or direct bank payments.  We also accept checks, cash, and money orders.  Your credit card information is not expected until we are ready to ship.  Checks and money orders must clear our bank before shipping.  Tick Ridge Artworks does not share, trade, or sell your credit or personal information.  By the way, if you are close enough, we love to actually meet our customers, and cash is always appreciated.

All of our items are handcrafted, and many are unique.  We do get out and greet the public at a number of shows throughout the year, and so, we always have a variety of items ready-made and available for immediate shipping.  For your planning, please allow several weeks for your custom order to be prepared and shipped.  Some larger items may require special handling.

Please contact us at any time by phone or email.

Contact: Guy W. Tessum, 740-678-2627


Holster for a Taurus 1911 pistol.  Right-hand, OWB with metal clip.  Fitted loosely as a competition holster, with an added retention screw to tighten the fit for normal wear.  Mouth of the holster includes an embellished leather reinforcement.  Mounting clip is riveted into place on leather fitting, which is sewn to the holster.  Two-tone dye, embellishment on the outside edge, hand-sewn with heavy hemp thread,  “True North” pointing to star engraved on the front, owner’s initials engraved under the clip, sealed with a protective finish.

Chest Rig.  A shoulder rig is great, but it just doesn’t work when you are wearing a backpack.  In addition, a waist mount is useless when you have a pack’s padded waist belt strapped on.  What’s the solution?

A Chest Rig!  For this project, I removed the custom-fit holster from my shoulder rig.  It already had 3 mounting points, and the retaining strap to attach to the belt looked useful.  The chest rig runs around the lower chest and over one shoulder, holding the holster in center chest for easy access.



The next 2 photos show the parts, and then, everything assembled but unfinished.

Once dyed and sealed, the straps match well with the holster.  The next 2 photos were taken wearing a down-filled jacket and a large backpack.  The chest rig doesn’t interfere with either movement or the fit of the backpack.

We had a booth at the Barlow Fair last weekend, and I was able to work on a couple pieces between talking to folks.  Here they are…

The “Barlow” piece is intended to be a topper for a wooden box.  The skull will be setup to mount on a wall.