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Old 12-23-2016, 09:04 AM
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Ben Wetzel, age 77, passed away this past Saturday 12/17.
Royal Eubanks conceived and started Eubanks Leather in Boise
between 1937 & 1939. Sold to Pioneer Tent & Awning in 1949
with a 5 year agreement to not compete. Eubanks Pioneer
Leather was the maker mark on the holsters.
In 1954, upon expiration of the non-compete agreement, Royal
Eubanks started Idaho Leather, but died shortly thereafter.
Eubanks widow sold the business to a family friend Bud Wetzel.
Idaho Leather is still in the location Eubanks started in with
much of the same equipment. It was operated by Ben Wetzel,
Bud's son, until his death last Saturday.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:25 AM
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The passing of a man and an era. Thanks for posting this.
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Gosh, another good one gone.These guys were the leather hands that I admired. Thanks for posting this.
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I conversed with Ben several times thru the years and he was quite the gentleman. I have purchased seven or eight of his holsters, for both myself and son. Great, old time quality.
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Can someone post a picture of the holsters made by this gentlemen and his business?

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May he Rest In Peace. I was going to order a holster yesterday and the web site is down, now I know why.

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Can someone post a picture of the holsters made by this gentlemen and his business?

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Sorry I don't have any but go to Idaho Leather Holster on the
auction site. I think they have some. I had a shoulder holster
for a Walther PPK but I sold it along with the gun.
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Can someone post a picture of the holsters made by this gentlemen and his business?

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Here is an Idaho Leather holster. I don't know if it was made
by Bud or Ben Wetzel, or perhaps Royal Eubanks before he
passed. It was made for a Ruger, but fits the 1911 ok.
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