The Best Firefighter Owned Leather Shops!

I decided to update the list of firefighter owned leather shops…err I thought I had published a list. Maybe…maybe not. I couldn’t find one. I have gotten to know many firefighters who own leather shops over the years. Their craftsmanship amazes me. So I put it out on Facebook and asked what YOUR favorite shop was! That was a week ago and you all amazed me at how many shops there are. I have finally caught up to the list.  I believe the list is 72 shops…give or take a few.

One thing to note is that many of these shops have their own special design look. If you look through the list, you will find almost all of them excel in their craft and make excellent products. Another unique thing about these shops is that they share a part of their personal life on their Facebook pages. It is interesting to see who is creating your leather goods and how they do it!

So now, when someone asks where to get their new leather shield…I can point them here instead of naming off all of the ones on the top of my head.

By the way, I had no idea most of these shops even existed.

In alphabetical order…

Axe and Awl Leatherworks

Axe and Awl Leatherworks

Handmade leather goods

Bay Area fire leather

My name is Vinny Aiello. Specializing in traditional leather helmet shields. In the Bay Area of California. Contact me at if interested.

Beltway Leatherworks

10-12 oz. Premium leather FD radio straps and holsters, glove straps. All custom made. Nickel plated, black, brass hardware available.

BD Fire Leather

BD Fire Leather

Big Hammer Shields

Custom made Fire Helmet Shields. Made from genuine top grain leather, hand tooled, dyed and painted, these original designs are based on the traditional principles of craftsmanship not found in mass production.

Black Smoke Apparel

Two Fresno Firefighters bring you a unique look into the traditions of the fire service with On and Off duty apparel.

Black Smoke Shields

Black Smoke Shields

Custom hand made leather fire helmet shields

Blind Alley Leather Co.

Blind Alley Leather Co. makes handcrafted leather products. All products are handmade in Whatcom County.

Box Alarm Leather

Box Alarm Leather, LLC specializes in truly custom leather Helmet Shields, Radio Straps, Glove Straps and other leather firefighting accessories.

Brent Customs

BRENTS CUSTOMS is a Firefighter Owned and Operated Business making Custom Hand Carved and Hand Painted Leather Shields and Custom Airbrushed Helmets and Helmet repairs and Refurbishment.

Brotherhood Leatherworks

Brotherhood Leatherworks

100% handmade fire helmet fronts and other leather firefighting gear! Leather fire helmet restoration and repair. FIREFIGHTER OWNED! FIREFIGHTER MADE!

Buckeye Leatherworks

Handmade custom fire helmet shields for firefighters by a firefighter.

Callahan Bros

Leather for Firefighting. From Brothers, for Brothers.

Carolina Fire Shields

Carolina Fire Shields

My shields are far from flawless. they are firefighter made for firefighters. They are meant to be smoked up, charred, and used to Kick Ass

Camel City Leather

Firefighter owned and operated, specializing in custom leather fire service products and lifestyle goods.

Catonsville Customs

Hand made leather work, tools, furniture, and decor. Mostly Fire Department related but I am always up for a challenge.

Company Pride Leather

Company Pride Leather is a company that hand makes leather goods. Specializing in Fire Fighter radio straps and helmet frontice pieces.

Condition Red Leatherworks

A small leather working company started in 2014 specializing in emergency services based equipment.

Crude Dude Leatherworks

Crude Dude Leatherworks

Custom leather products, built tough for the fire service.

Engine Company Leather

Custom Leather Products For Fire Fighters. Proudly Hand Crafted in the U.S.A.

Engine 1 Leather

I make leather product durable enough to withstand the everyday wear and tear that a firefighter puts their equipment through

F-Bomb Custom Leather

F-bomb custom leather

Custom leather products for whatever you want. Check my pics to see my work!! Contact info for inquiries:

F.D. Leatherworks

FDLEATHERWORKS.COM...Making custom, heavy duty leather for the fire service since 1998 ,City of Orando Firefighter/ Paramedic

Fenrir Custom

Specializing in custom leather and fire service hand made items. We enjoy a challenge and welcome all ideas and concepts. Email for price and further information

Firefighter Jakes Leather

Firefighter Jake’s Leather builds leather firefighting goods that are built and tested by firefighters for firefighters. Message us today.

Fireline Shields

Fireline Shields

Fireruh Leather

Fireruh leather offers custom handmade leather products. Fireruh leather is a one man, firefighter owned small business.

Fireworx Leather

Quality Leather goods for firefighters making the job easier. We make custom leather radio straps, holsters, suspenders,helmet bands, glove straps and more

1st in Leather

Providing Customers With A Product That Shows Pride In The Job

First In Leather

Custom Leather Work for Firefighters and those who enjoy custom leatherwork!

5 Alarm Fronts and Leather Work

Five Alarm Fronts and Leather work

Made by Firefighters for Firefighters!

5 Alarm Leather

5 Alarm Leather is the company committed to quality and service. We hand make leather products for fire service personnel all over the country.

Fully Involved Leatherworks

Fully Involved Leatherworks is dedicated to creating custom leather products. From radio straps, glove straps, chin straps, suspenders and more.

GB’s Shields

GB’s Shields

Designed-N-Leather builds hand-made, fully customized leather products. Featuring GB’s Shields.

Goin’ interior shields

Custom hand made leather shields for your helmet. Each one hand tool and hand stitched. Made to stand up against the hottest interior jobs.

Gold Leaf Furnace Piece

Gold leaf. Silver leaf and custom painted shield designs. Keeping a tradition of hand gilded and hand painted fire helmet shields alive.

Graham Custom Leatherworks

Graham custom leatherworks makes tooled leather pieces for your everyday use Belts, Ipad covers, knife sheaths, rifle slings, gun holsters and a lot more.

Hedges Leather

Hedges Leather

We make Leather buckets, decorated the way you want, for the Fire Fighter in your life. Humble, Texas

Hells Kitchen Leather

Contact Paul Garner via Facebook for info.

Hooch and Hide Handmade Goods

Hooch and Hide Handmade Goods takes great pride in each piece that we create from custom leather belts to women’s leather jewelry.

Hook & Halligan Leather Co. LLC

Hook & Halligan Leather Co is a firefighter owned and operated leather shop specializing in custom fire helmet shields.

Hook n Ladder Leather

Hook N Ladder Leather is a firefighter operated manufacturer of hand crafted leather products for the fire service.

Hoseman Leather Co. 

Hoseman Leather Co.

Specializing in heavy duty, American-made leather products for the fire service. Grants Pass, Oregon

Hot Heads Leather

Owner Juan Montes

Identifire Safety

IdentiFire helps solve your accountability problems in a fire with our patent pending, self extinguishing products that glow brightly and reflect light.

JP Custom Leatherworks

Welcome to JP Custom Leatherworks, dedicated to supplying first responders with quality products that can be relied on day in and day out.

Leatherhead Concepts

Leatherhead Concepts

Small business by local Firefighters. We provide high quality, durable Leather gear for public safety, all at a price that wont break the bank!

Leatherworks by Cha-Chi

Local Business in Georgetown, Kentucky

Midwest Fire Fronts

Custom Made Leather Fire Helmet Front/Shields

Mutual Box Leather

Mutual Box Leather

We make Custom Radio Straps, Radio Cases, Helmet Bands, Duty Belts, Glove Holders, Dog Leashes, Dog Collars, etc. Online Payment and Shipping Available

911 Leather

Custom Leather for Firefighters

NorCal Lids and Lettering

Specializing in stamped & hand painted lettering of Fire Service products, and refurbishing of leather lids. Contact:

Ozark Mountain Leather Works

Ozark Mountain Leather Works

High quality leather goods handmade in the USA! Specializing in firefighting and hunting gear. Contact us today at 417-425-6137 or!

PCL Fire

Custom Firefighting, Police, Military, and EMS Screen-Printing, Embroidery, and Leather Goods!


The Pigskin. Austin, Texas.

Phoenix Leather

Owned and handcrafted by Adam and Angeladayle Griffin, volunteer firefighters from Port Williams, Nova Scotia

Platte Summit Saddlery – Custom Leatherwork

Custom Leatherwork for Home, Ranch and Business

Ridgeway Leatherworks

Customized, hand crafted leather dog collars and firefighting equipment

Red House Shields

Red House Shields

Artisan leather helmet fronts, hand-crafted for firefighters throughout the U.S. since 2010. Quality, innovation, and tradition. Based in Kansas City, MO.

Salty Maul Leatherworks

Scorched Leatherworks

Scorched Leatherworks is firefighter owned and operated. We provide quality, handcrafted, custom leather work with an increasing list of items weekly.

Second Alarm Custom Leather

Second Alarm Custom Leather

Second Alarm Custom Leather is a leather workshop specializing in handmade, custom leather products for the Fire Service

721 Leather

We are dedicated to producing quality leather goods for the fire service, ranging from custom radio straps and cases to truck belts and helmet fronts. If you can think of it, we can probably make it.

Shield Your Helmet

Custom leather fire helmet shields by Adrian Hymas. Prices range from $125-$175. Call 314-267-9259, or email your requests to

Smoke Eaters Leather Company

Smoke Eaters Leather Company provides high quality and affordable leather products for firefighters, built by firemen who understand the rigors of the job.

Steak and Whiskey Graphics and Leather

Steak and Whiskey Graphics and Leather

I make leather goods, I eat steak, and I drink whiskey

3 Alarm Leather

We specialize in making custom leather suspenders & radio straps for the responding firefighter or emergency professional.

Trifecta Leather Concepts

Offering all types of leather helmet repair to custom handmade helmet fronts!

Tryworks Leather Co.

Tryworks Leather Co.

Hand crafted fire helmet shields of the highest quality. Made in Maine.

2-Eleven Shields

Custom Fire Helmet Shields… Hand stamped, carved, tooled and painted. For questions or information email Brad Blesso at

Wolfpak Leatherworks

We are dedicated to building strong and reliable equipment for our Fire Service Family. We are able to accomplish this through a dedication to the craft of leathersmithing and our collective experience in the Fire Service.

Valley Fire Shields

100% fully custom fire shields-done the ole’ fashioned way…….By hand!