I started Blackthorn Leather a little over ten years ago. Back then it was a way for me to unplug literally and mentally from my day job (graphic design) and focus on a completely raw, analog creative outlet and work with my hands. After all these years it's still a passion of mine and I look forward to spending my day creating quality products for you. I chose the name Blackthorn as I have a fondness for trees and forests stemming from my early childhood spent in Oregon. It also ties in with my Irish heritage and my love for all things Celtic.