About Us

Eric T Whisnant / ETW Holsters Owner and Operator / Professional Leather Craftsman For Over 35 Years

Eric has been designing custom leather products since he was 15 years old. He started his own custom leather business, Heavy Duty Leather Company, soon after high school graduation. His company was recognized in the motorcycle industry for more than 20 years as a premiere designer of custom leather saddle bags and products. 

As times changed, so did the focus of Eric's craft. In 2008, ETW HOLSTERS was formed and Eric began building leather holsters, belts, magazine pouches and accessories. Each and every holster is custom hand made to fit the specific dimensions. He does not build any "generic" holsters or magazine pouches. All products are built from premium grade American steer hide leather that is tanned in the USA. Eric also works with exotic hides. All exotic hides are real hides and not stamped and come from reputable dealers.                                                                                                      

ETW Holsters is dedicated to giving you a holster that is well constructed, has a great fit and is long lasting. We believe in quality...                                                    

Eric builds his masterfully crafted goods at his workshop in Hickory, NC. Visitors by appointment ONLY. Please be patient with order submissions. Lead times vary. A well crafted product does take time. 

Thank you for visiting ETW Holsters!!! We greatly appreciate your business!


Jackie O and Eric

The ETW Holsters Team