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.