The philosophy of Old Tascosa Leather is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are a "High Quality", "Low Quantity" shop with each item handmade one at a time.
All leather work is done, start to finish, by Bob Murray. Bob has been doing custom leather work since 1972 and has completed a wide variety of projects over the past 46 years.
In August 2010, Bob had the opportunity to spend a week with Bill Phillips, a second generation bootmaker, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, learning the basics of making cowboy boots. Bob continues to increase his knowledge by visiting with and learning from other bootmakers. Most recently he has been able to spend some time learning from Lee Miller of Texas Traditions in Austin, Texas, and Mike Vaughn in Bowie, Texas. Locally, John Higdon is always willing to lend advice.
In September 2010, Bob spent a week studying advanced leather carving and stamping with Master Saddlemaker, Jesse W. Smith, in Pritchett, Colorado.
Old Tascosa Leather is committed to meeting your leather craft needs.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best quality leather goods in the industry.
6403 Parkwood Pl
Amarillo, Texas 79119
By Appointment Only
Our name is based upon an old West Texas Panhandle town named Tascosa. It was established in 1876 on the North banks of the Canadian river. Tascosa had two lives. The first was no different from the early cowboy town with its saloons, red light district, boot hill and its share of violence. It also was the first true town in the western Texas Panhandle. The town thrived during the 1870s and early 1880s becoming the seat of government for Oldham County in 1880 that lasted for thirty-five years. As has happened so many times before when a railroad bypasses a town, it dies. A few residents remained until 1939 when they departed and Tascosa became a ghost town. In that same year the town was reborn when Bivins Ranch donated 120 acres to become the site for a home for boys to be known as Boys Ranch on the very site of Tascosa.
Tascosa circa 1900