I posted a while ago about leather saps as defensive tools and Raymond’s handmade leather saps. In that post I said that Raymond was working on a version of the four-ply Junior sap, but with lead shot instead of a solid head. He came through for me.
The photo above is of a Boston Leathers “Junior” sap, as well as a clone that I worked up for Sean. It was tricky, as it took more layers and hardware than I usually use, but the end result came out pretty solid. If I can streamline the process, I’ll be doing more of this style in the future, but in the meantime, I’m focusing on the basic 8″ design that I get the most requests for
It looks cool
The sap on the left is a genuine Boston Leather Four-Ply Junior. The one on the right is my lead shot version. It doesn’t have the spring shank or the cast lead head, so I think it will be a bit less brutal, but still effective. I also like the fact it was handmade just for me.
Raymond has plenty of styles, so check him out. And remember, even if you can’t own a sap in your state, Raymond can make you a leather and lead shot fish billy. Or a tire pressure checker. Or even a book weight. You can contact him directly at
r.desmarais – at – netzero – dot – net