Why Should You Purchase Leather Cases for Your iPhone and smartphone?

iPhones are intricately designed, beautiful little pieces of technology; so it doesn’t make sense to wrap them up in ugly cases that start fraying and chipping in a matter of weeks. Then you’re struck with a cheap looking case on your expensive phone. At Black Hills Leather, we recommend you purchase genuine leather cases to house your iPhones. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Beauty. Expertly-cut and shaped leather is very beautiful and luxurious. The material has a natural, earthy look and can come in a variety of colors. This material looks good even with just the stain and polish; but a skilled expert can enhance its beauty with intricate etching. These iPhone leather cases look expensive and will easily complement the look of your iPhone, so you won’t have to deal with the combination of expensive, well-designed phone and a cheap, poorly-made case.
BH-iPhone Leather Hand Carved Case
BH-iPhone Leather Hand Carved Case
  • Comfortable-Leather is soft and comfortable to hold. It also provides considerable amount of grip; this greatly reduces the chances of your phone accidentally slipping from your fingers and falling to the ground. Other materials like plastic or silicone don’t offer the best grip and can be a little slippery. Leather won’t dig into the skin of your palm like plastic would, so it’s more comfortable to hold for a longer time too.
Elephant Skin iPhone and Smartphone Wallet Case
Elephant Skin iPhone and Smartphone Wallet Case
  • Protection. iPhone leather cases will offer the phone ample protection against impact and scratches. Leather is thick and soft so if your phone does fall, the material would lessen the impact and protect the phone. Plastic and silicone cases don’t absorb impact to such a degree and plastic can actually crack during the fall. Leather is definitely the better option here.
BH-SH-iPhone Double Shoulder Holster for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus and all smart phones
BH-SH-iPhone Double Shoulder Holster for iPhone 5, 6 and 6 Plus and all smart phones
  • Customizable -Manufacturers like us offer leather cases that are tailor-made for your phone. All you need to do is send the measurements of the device with or without the plastic or silicone case and we’ll create the perfect case for you. You can mention any specific details and requirements when you place the order. For example, if you want a phone case and credit card wallet, all you need to do is mention it during the order or choose one from the displayed inventory.
BH-Double iPhone Leather Case & Knife Case
BH-Double iPhone Leather Case & Knife Case
  • The Best Fit. Just measure the length, depth, and the width of the phone and if you have any additions, you should measure them as well. For example, if you want to store a small battery backup in the phone case, you can measure the extra space required and mention it in your order.

iPhone leather cases are durable, resilient, and look great; so they’re well-worth the expense. You can also personalize these cases by adding your name or initials to the material. These cases are perfect for people who want their phones to stand out.

If you have any more questions about iPhone leather cases, don’t hesitate to give us at Black Hills Leather a call on (956) 712-9434 or email us at rudy@blackhillsleather.com. We’ll be happy to help you shop.

Happy Trails,

Rudy Lozano
Master Craftsman
Black Hills Leather

Handmade Custom Leather iPhone and Android Cases

Smartphones began catching on nearly a decade ago and their dominance in the mobile phone market has only increased over the years. While Apple made smartphones fun and accessible for everyone, Android has made owning one more affordable.

Regardless of whether you prefer the iPhone or Android, protecting your smartphone is important to making it last for years. Plastic phone cases can help protect your phone, but a leather smartphone case can give your phone added protection.

Here at Black Hills Leather, we put the same quality craftsmanship into our custom leather smartphone cases as we do for our gun holsters. We carry a wide selection of designs for you to choose from and you can even customize your smartphone case yourself on our website!

Design Choices

One aspect of Black Hills Leather that sets us apart is our wide selection of leather smartphone case designs. We don’t offer one or two options, but more than 30 designs for you to choose from and customize. We carry western style smartphone cases that are sure to satisfy your inner cowboy.  

Of course, if a western style smartphone case isn’t what you’re looking for, then perhaps our basket weaved leather options are more your style. You can even choose the color of your preference. Best of all, all of our smartphone cases can be designed to fit any model iPhone or Android. Just let us know the specifications and we will craft a high-quality leather smartphone case specifically for you.

Exotic Leathers

While a handmade leather smartphone case will surely be one of a kind, you can further the uniqueness of your case with one of our exotic leathers. Harvested sustainably, these exotic leathers will set your smartphone case apart from everyone else’s. Some of the exotic leathers we have available are:

  • Stingray
  • Ostrich
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Alligator

If you are interested in any of these exotic leathers for your custom leather iPhone or Android cases, we can design it specifically for you.

Handcrafted by Black Hills Leather

While we have been well-known across Texas for our custom leather gun holsters, our smartphone cases are relatively new. Whether you need a case for your iPhone or Android smartphone, you can rest assured knowing that we have used the highest quality leather and tools to craft your case.

Crafting handmade leather goods runs in our blood so if you are interested in one of our high-quality smartphone cases, you can view our entire online selection here.

New Texas Handgun Licensing Laws

In the past few years, many new handgun carry laws have passed through the Texas State Legislature. Many of these laws have replaced older, out of date laws. Previously called Concealed Carry Licensing, the Handgun Licensing Program in Texas has changed dramatically as much of the red tape surrounding handguns has been removed.

As the leading provider of handcrafted, quality gun holsters made right here in the Lone Star state, we here at Black Hills Leather thought we would fill our loyal customers in on these changes. Since the middle of 2015, eight new handgun licensing laws have gone into effect, with the most recent going into effect on January 1, 2016. One more handgun law is set to go into effect in August 2016.  Learn more about these laws and how they affect you below.

Open Carry and Campus Carry

The two most meaningful bills that have passed through the State Legislature are the open carry and campus carry laws.

As of January 1, 2016, Texas is an open carry state, meaning that with the proper license you can now carry your handgun openly, not concealed.  A separate license is not required if you already have your concealed carriers permit, however, you may not openly carry a handgun on certain premises, like on a higher education campus. The open carry law requires your handgun to be in a shoulder or belt holster.

While openly carrying a handgun on a college campus is still illegal, starting August 1, 2016, Texans will be able to carry a concealed weapon on these grounds. Once this law goes into effect, there will be nine states in the nation that allow concealed carry weapons on college campuses.

Other Law Changes

In addition to these changes, there have been a few other changes in handgun law in Texas. Six new laws went into effect on September 1, 2015. These laws have had various implications on handguns laws. Some of these changes were:

  • Amended the Penal Code to add a defense to the prosecution of a gun holder at airport security
  • Reduced license to carry fees for Juvenile Probation Officers
  • License to carry exemptions for Peace Officers and state military forces
  • Accepting concealed carry handgun licenses as valid proof of identification
  • Voluntary contribution to the fund for veteran’s assistance when applying for a concealed handgun permit
  • Allowing carrying concealed weapons on property owned or leased to a government entity

In addition to these six handgun law changes, retired judicial officers, like federal and state judges, were given a reduced fee when applying for a concealed carry license. This had previously been the case for retired state judges, but on June 16, 2015, the law went into effect for retired federal judges as well.

With these changes having gone into effect, you should consider upgrading your holster collection. Here at Black Hills Leather, all of our products are handmade with the highest quality leather. You can view our selection of holsters on our website by clicking here.

Happy customer – thanks Scott.


You were right, I am very happy with my holster/mag carrier. In our original conversation, I do not remember ordering my rig with the detailed embossing. When I first received my order, I thought I would have return it, but was afraid it would take another 8 weeks. I tried it on for size and really liked the way it fit and looked, so it’s a definite keeper!

I have several holsters, Galco, Mitch Rosen, DeSanties, and am so very impressed with your product. This is my second order from Black Hills Leather and I am a big fan; Thank You so much for taking care of me. I hope to be able to call on you again when I need a holster.

Scott Lyons

Testimonial on a BH4D – Vertical Double Shoulder Rig

Hi Amigos,

We thank you all for your words about our work and we are working hard to deliver the best quality products.

Thanks to Steve for this testimonial.


I just received my shoulder holster (BH4D) today. Fantastic quality, so much better than a production holster like Galco. I am a probation officer and many will be going to a shoulder holster as an option. I will highly suggest Black Hills Leathers to my co-workers. The fit, stitching, workmanship and leather quality it second to none. You all rock!  By the way, thank you for getting it made and shipped to me so quickly.

Steve Greer

BH4D - VERTICAL Double Shoulder Rig
BH4D – VERTICAL Double Shoulder Rig