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Michael Knapp 
Designed & handmade for quality & style
The Leather/YouTube Studio

From my YouTube channel, 'Strap a Watch!'


  1. Tan Shell Cordovan Watch Strap on ROLEX Milgaus
  2. Egyptian Blue Genuine American Alligator Watch Strap on Grand Seiko Spring Drive
  3. Genuine American Black Alligator Watch Strap on Rolex Datejust
  4. Black Shell Cordovan on an Apple Watch
My Former Specialty
Genuine full grain leather placemats are extremely hard to find, but had been one of my specialty’s years. My full grain leather placemats took up to 10 days to complete a set of six and utilized as much as 22 square feet of 1/4” thick, 8 to 10 ounce, double shoulder vegetable tanned leather. They went through a number of steps, and were finished with three coats of an acrylic sealer to make them extremely water resistant. I adhered a 1/16” neoprene sheet underneath so that they wouldn't slip on a dining room table. Due to the amount of materials involved, the time they took to make, and my expert craftsmanship, these were not cheap. However, I guaranteed them to last generations, and they became family heirlooms for folks. Talk about classy! 
Though I'm no longer making these for sale any longer, I am proud to highlight them to show some of my past work. In 2019 I decided to focus my leather business to making fine custom leather watch straps. I still make my Passport Wallets, and one of my Minimalist Wallets as well, but have gotten away from all of the other goods I used to sell.